Morgan Aero 8 Now Available For Sale In United States
West Palm Beach, FL
Chariots of Palm Beach, Florida's exclusive dealership for Morgan Motor Company of England,
announced that it has just received delivery of one of the first Aero 8 convertibles approved
for sale in the United States. It was unveiled at the 2000 Geneva Motor Show and it delivered
a "knock-out-punch" to car enthusiasts and manufacturers, in attendance, from all over the world.
Since its introduction, there are three hundred proud owners of this distinctive roadster outside
of America. Alan Garnett, Executive Chairman of Morgan Motor Company commented, "The recent
achievement by our talented design and production staff is truly noteworthy. To meet the exacting
modification requirements necessary, for compliance to offer this automobile to American purchasers
is significant, even for major automobile manufacturers. In addition, all of the latest, state of
the art technology has been packaged into a car that is actually lighter than its predecessor."
The newly enhanced Aero 8 has an aluminum, coach built body and ultra modern, bonded aluminum chassis.
Designed to comply with the rigorous safety standards in the U.S., Morgan has installed the latest
generation electronic airbags, ABS, which incorporates electronic distribution through the use of
speed sensors on all wheels, and BMW's latest 4.4 liter, Double Vanos V8, which not only pumps out
333 horsepower and 331 lb/ft of torque, but also exceeds the tough federal emission requirements.
Within 4.5 seconds of summoning its mammoth power, you're at 60 mph, with a single gear change at
6200 rpm. This is a shattering statistic by anyone's standards and thanks to the AP racing brakes,
with six-pot calipers in front and huge rotors all around, you thankfully have massive stopping power.
The handling and performance of the newly enhanced Aero 8 is absolutely astonishing and is now available
for purchase worldwide.
Car Magazine, a leading publication in Europe for automobile enthusiasts, recently published an eight
page feature story about the new Morgan Aero 8. Their editorial staff had the privilege of being the
first people to drive this car on American soil. They entered America on the city streets of New York
City and the following vignette capsulated the Aero 8's reception by our fellow Americans. "The
minute we rumbled into town, New Yorkers gave us their answer. They loved the Aero 8, like no other
car I've ever driven in the city, Lambos and Ferraris included." They went on to say that they never
realized how many cellular phones with built-in cameras there really are. They saw them all; with
about every third person they approached firing photos as they slowly passed them by. At each street
corner someone stared, squawked or waved. In summary they stated, "During the course of 48 hours in
New York, not a single person failed to like the Aero 8, so far as we know. Everyone we spoke with,
who asked how much it cost, thought it was reasonably priced, given its rarity and exotic design.
People thought it looked 'classy'. Few were familiar with the Morgan name, but for those who were in
the know, it really made them smile. They may have been part of the target demographic that Morgan
has in mind for the Aero 8 - well heeled car enthusiasts, looking for a true sports car, in its purist
form, that will definitely make a statement when they're behind the wheel.
Since 1909, Morgan has always been renowned for combining its unique blend of traditional construction
with the latest available technology, but the Aero 8 is an all new breed of Morgan. Hugh Bate, owner
of Chariots of Palm Beach, stated, "Its eye-catching design, superb handling and high performance BMW
4.4 liter engine puts it in an elite class; shared only with a few other, European produced, limited
production models that are typically far more expensive." His only regret is that the anticipated high
demand for the Aero 8, from high-end buyers in south Florida, will far outweigh the limited supply. The
annual allocation for the entire United States is only 200 and every car is custom ordered and skillfully
crafted to meet each customer's specifications. For example, the buyer can select from 35,000 paint
colors and 50 shades of leather for the interior cockpit. It is about a four month process from the time
you place your order until your vehicle arrives for delivery.
In conclusion of the interview, Mr. Bate said, "The good news is that we have one of the first Aero 8's
in America, so that our customers can see, drive and order this astonishing new Morgan. The bad news is
that the supply, allocated for America this year, is limited and availability will dwindle very quickly."
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