Have you driven an Morgan lately? Exciting things happen to Morgan drivers. It's not unusual for a driver to return to the car to find fan mail and requests for rides. Police turn
a blind eye - even the notorious former East German Verkehrspolizei. They once encouraged a convoy of Morgans on its way to Berlin to
'give gas' so they could hear the throaty sound of the Plus-8s.
It Gets Better
Just when you think it can't get any better, the factory announces a new model for 2001. The Aero 8 is immediately recognisable as a
Morgan and yet it embodies the best of modern technology. It no longer has the 'Z' chassis of all of its predecessors - it uses a rigid
aluminium monocoque cell construction.
The rear leaf springs and front sliding pillars are replaced with a patented, state of the art
suspension. Some of the body panels are still beaten by hand though. With a 4.4 litre BMW V8 engine and a curb weight of 1000kg, it has
a top speed of 256km/h!
It's no wonder that the advertising calls it 'the last of the real sports cars'.