Motor Company has announced its most extreme roadgoing model to date; the race-inspired Aero GT. Using lessons learned from Morgan’s GT3 race victories, the Aero GT is based upon the lightweight aluminium Aero 8 but with an all-new hand-worked, aerodynamically honed body which reduces drag but significantly increases downforce.
Conceived initially during the development of the 2015 Morgan Aero 8, the aggressive Aero GT variant never saw the light of day. But, in 2018, the final eight Aero 8 cars to roll out of Morgan’s Pickersleigh Road factory will be Aero GT variants.
With close consultation between head of design, Jon Wells, and Morgan’s uniquely talented metal workers who have perfected their skill over a lifetime, every panel of the bespoke Aero GT is reworked by hand with new wing top louvres, deep side impressions and a drastic rear diffuser. Contradicting the styling department’s usual approach to maintaining fluid forms, the designers embraced these new body enhancements.
All eight Aero GT models – already accounted for by existing Morgan customers – will be individually tailored to each owner. Individually numbered cars will each leave the factory with bespoke customer-requested additions, in line with Morgan’s hand-crafted approach.
Fitted with a 367bhp 4.8-litre BMW V8 and six-speed manual gearbox, also found in the Aero 8, the Aero GT sprints from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, hitting a top speed of 170mph. With the engine no longer in production, the Aero GT is not only a last hurrah for the current Aero 8 but for the naturally aspirated BMW engine, too.
The Aero models marked a new era for Morgan when the Aero 8 was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2000. A bold new design and lightweight aluminium construction ushered in a new level of performance for the Morgan brand, which has reached its latest and most extreme evolution in the Aero GT.
The beauty of working so closely with talented sheet metal workers and coachbuilders is that designers are relatively unrestrained in their ability to challenge the forms and their functions.
“Unlike many, we are able to make truly special limited edition vehicles that really exercise the imagination of the designer and the ability of the craftsman.
“The Aero range has always offered Morgan the platform to explore the boundaries of mechanical and styling design and I am delighted the family has allowed one of our wildest ideas to become a reality.”
– Jon Wells, Head of Design
One of our greatest strengths as a brand is our ability to be responsive and create a hand-built car which is truly bespoke to each customer. I am a proud owner of an Aero 8 myself; it has been a stalwart of the brand and offers an exceptional driving experience, that only gets better in Aero GT guise.
“Every Morgan is built to an exacting specification and is bespoke to each customer, as their personality is displayed in every detail. A great deal of emotion is invested in every decision and this experience is only enhanced by the joy of then driving such powerful and unique vehicles. The Aero GT is the ultimate ensemble of this formula.”
– Steve Morris, Managing Director
On the stand at the Autosport International show over the weekend. Morgan launched their new Club Sport Plus 4. A car designed as an entry level race car that is also completely road worthy. As a Morgan Motorsport dealer, we have are able to order these cars from the factory. An exciting prospect for us all.
2017 AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge champions. Elliot Paterson driving the Revolutions prepared, Factory produced Morgan ARV6 is the 2017 Champion. This would not be possible without the hard work of our team and the generosity of our sponsors; Kennedy Care Group and Bivrost. This really is a team effort and we are hugely appreciative of everyone for making this happen.
2017 has been a massively successful year for everyone running with Revolutions, here is how our drivers finished in the championship.
Tim Parsons: 1st in Class R and 2nd overall.
Thomas Dailey: 1st in Class H.
Elliot Paterson: 1st in Class B and 1st overall.
Russell Paterson: With 4 outright wins one of which was at the Oulton Park Gold Cup.
Thank you to Paul Bracey, our chief technician for preparing the cars to such a high standard allowing the drivers to their job knowing the cars are going be be safe, reliable and fast.
Now the off season where we start to get racing withdrawal symptoms and go mad. What will we do until next season???
We are pleased to announce that Revolutions are taking part in Scotland’s Boat Show on the 13/14/15 October. The show has been a great success for us in the past and it is a fantastic weekend for the family. It is lovely to see the Morgans with some other special, high quality and bespoke vehicles. There are so many things to do and to see, go to the Scottish Boatshow website for more details. We hope to see you on our stand and lets hope for some better weather this year!!
Scotlands Boat Show
Kip Marina, The Yacht Harbour, Inverkip, Inverclyde, Scotland, PA16 0AW
Another amazing race weekend for the Revolutions team. A trip to Cadwell park, a favourite for the drivers and spectators due to the gorgeous scenery, location, history and spectacular track.
We decided to test on the Friday as Elliot had never driven at the circuit before, Russell wanted to familiarise himself further with 99 OK. Tom Dailey also wanted to familiarise himself with the track so opted to test also.
A huge thank you to every one that makes our racing so spectacular; Kennedy Care Group, Bivrost, Highland Smoked Salmon and Paul our race engineer. Without all of these people, our racing success would not be possible. Thank you.
Racing with the MGCC (MG Car Club) we had a 15 minute qualifying and a 30 minute race. This saw Russell Paterson qualify in Pole position with Elliot lining up along side in 2nd. Tom Dailey and Tim Parson both took first place in their class. The racing was fantastic, all of the drivers had a fantastic race and the cars came back in one piece.
Tom Dailey 1st in class.
Tim Parsons 1st in class.
Russell Paterson 1st overall and 1st in class.
Elliot Paterson 2nd overall and 1st in class.
All with fastest lap and a new lap record of 1:39.0 for Elliot.
Racing with the VSCC (Vintage sports car club) we had a 15 minute qualifying and 20 minute race. Racing with the VSCC is always great fun and has its own quirks. We were held in the holding area before practice for an additional 15 minuted as the marshals “dealt with the oil” fro the previous session. This made the track even more interesting to drive on! This time it was Elliot that took Pole position with Russell along side in 2nd. Tom Dailey was 2nd in class chasing down 1st in class. Tim Parsons managed 1st in class by less than he would have liked but made sure the gap was much larger in the race…… So, the race! As we sat in the holding area before the race, the heavens opened and we were all soaked! The rain was bouncing. This had a massive impact on the results, rain never fails to make an interesting race. Fortunately we are Scottish and are very used the the weather changing so quickly…..
Tom Dailey 2nd in class.
Tim Parsons 1st in class with fastest lap.
Russell Paterson 1st in class with fastest lap.
Elliot Paterson 1st overall by 46 seconds and 1st in class with fastest lap.
Elliot Paterson – 1st overall and 1st in class B with 88 points.
Tim Parsons – 2nd overall and 1st in class R with 86 points.
Tom Dailey – 8th overall and 1st in class H with 42 points.
Russell Paterson – 3rd in class A with 20 points. (Not raced full season).
Another weekend to remember for Revolutions. Bring on Bently Drivers Club in August!
A fantastic Morgan weekend that saw the Morgan Challenge at Brands hatch for a championship round and annual MSCC round.
In the championship race, the grid was split into two races with the faster classes (A,B and H) racing together and the slower classes (R,C,D and E) racing together. Russell Paterson was second overall in the A,B and H race whilst Tim Parsons won the R,C,D and E race outright, his first outright win! Tom Dailey also won his class with fastest lap and a new lap record.
The three awards available in the MSCC race were:
Outright race winner, handicap winner and techniques trophy winner.
Russell Paterson won the race outright in 99 OK. The newest car in the Revolutions racing fleet, generously supplied by Kennedy Care group.
Tim Parsons won his class in his +4 Supersport and the techniques trophy.
Elliot Paterson was second overall, won his class and won the handicap race.
Tom Dailey won his class and recorded another class fastest lap and lap record.
The cars never missed a beat, brilliant all weekend due to excellent preparation from Paul our race technician. A full team effort.
A perfect weekend for the team!
A huge thank you to all of the sponsors, without whom we couldn’t do what we love to do.
Kennedy Care Group
Highland Smoked Salmon
With Elliot winning his class in the last three rounds in his “Kennedy Care Group” backed Roadster he now leads the Aero racing Championship with 6 rounds to go!
Tim Parsons in his “Highland Smoked Salmon” Plus 4 SS is now heading his class with two fine class wins at these events.
In addition father and son Paterson won the inaugural 40 minute two driver “family” race at Donington………..!!
All looking forward to the double header “away” round at Anglesey in late July!!
Elliot mastered the torrential conditions in his Kennedy Care Group sponsored Roadster to claim victory, by some margin, in both races…….his first outright victories in the Morgan Challenge!
In each case followed by “dad” having (almost!) tamed Andrew Thompson’s mighty Plus 8 to take Class A honours.
Tim Parsons fought his way from 19th to finish 6th claiming Class R victory and being awarded “driver of the day” for his fine efforts!
The perfect start to the race season for Team Revolutions!
Well….. there have been better months than October this year. The tragic passing of our friend and co-worker Ian Dickson was a very tough loss for everyone in the Revolutions team.
For the full tribute to Ian, please look at the Ian Dickson tab on the website.
The racing this month included Donington on the first weekend, our attention was somewhat elsewhere with the collapsing and treatment of Ian on the Saturday. Steady results for everyone that competed for the team during that difficult weekend.
Then Snetterton to end the race season, what a great weekend! With team Williams Morgan, winning the four hour endurence race on the sunday, only achieved with the help of Tim and Elliot of course. Brilliant end to a brilliant season!
Tim Parsons finnished second in the class R championship.
Elliot Paterson finnished second in the class B championship.
Russell Paterson finnished third in the class B championship.
Well done Revolutions! A great season this year and hopefully an even better one next year.