2010 Morgan Aero SuperSports Anniversary Model

Morgan Motor Company's 100th anniversary is a perfect opportunity for the British manufacturer to release a "truly special model". Called Morgan Aero SuperSports, the in-house designed and engineered vehicle is a "lightweight aluminum sports car with a luxurious specification".

The total weight of the new Aero is minimal, thanks to the use of aircraft style super-formed aluminum outer panels, as well as the way they were bound together, by the use of adhesives. The technology used on the anniversary model is the one introduced in the AeroMax coupes built in 2008 and 2009.

The SuperSports is the follower of that particular model and, according to its manufacturer, exceeds global crash protection standards, as it is built on the platform used for Morgan Aero Eight GT3 chassis, currently competing in the 2009 International FIA GT3 Championship. Under the hood, the Morgan Aero SuperSports uses an aluminum-block 4.8l V8 engine, sourced from BMW and mated to either a six-speed automatic or six manual transmissions.

"The Morgan Aero SuperSports is a luxurious flamboyant sports car which also remains true to Morgan’s philosophy of lightweight minimalist simplicity. It is a celebration of our love of cars and the romance of travel and is a fitting model to announce during Morgan’s Centenary year,” Charles Morgan said in a release.

The new Morgan creation was designed by Matthew Humphries and was engineered for production by the Morgan design team. The Aero SuperSports will enter production sometimes in 2010, but as often is the case with limited edition vehicles, buyers already have the means to place orders for the car.

The estimated price tag for the SuperSports is £127,000, VAT included. Those who have an empty spot in the garage and enough money in their accounts can place an order for the car only after they make a £25,000 deposit.

Update on May 6: Morgan Aero SuperSports wins Silverstone GT3 race
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