The Morgan Aero GT is the final production model of the Series 5 Aero 8 sports car.
- Text originally from the Morgan Aero 8's Wikipedia page.
As the supply of BMW V8 engines came to an end a final run of 8 Aero GTs was released with a number of design changes including vents in the front wings, canards at the leading edges and an enhanced rear venturi. The standard carbon fibre hard top added a ventilation bulge at its rear. The GT has adjustable suspension, and is otherwise mechanically identical to the Series 5. At launch the GTs were said to be manual gearbox-only, but at least one of the eight has been seen with an autobox. This run out model sold out quickly despite having a quite substantial list price increase over the normal Series 5 at £145,000. Morgan MD Steve Morris was regularly seen in a metallic orange GT, which was a rebodied Series 5.
With the close of production of the Aero GT and Plus 8 50th Anniversary model the Aero chassis was retired to be replaced with the new CX aluminium platform. The CX name meaning 110 in roman numerals as it was introduced in the 110th year of Morgan's business.
The Morgan Aero GT was added in the 2020 Halloween Update as a high-end Class C car with the following rank statistics:
At stock, the Aero GT has slow acceleration, low top speed, good handling, and a tight drifting radius.