Morgan Aeromax – Tell us what you want to know

Aeromax

Next week we visit the Morgan factory in Malvern, speak with Charles Morgan and drive away in the new Aeromax for a few days.

Many of you will have noticed how conspicously well Team Aero GT has been doing in the FIA GT3 championship recently, but it may have escaped your attention how sophisticated the Aero8 has become. We will take a look at some of the technology being used within its construction, including Morgan’s new 4.8 litre engine and bespoke new semi-auto gearbox.

This is your opportunity to ask us what you would like to see (or hear) – we will be producing an in-depth feature and videos – so let us know what you want.

  • kin

    In view of the current economic climate, where fuel prices soaring to £1.30/litre plus and emision based VED changes, does MMC have any plans to replace the V8 engine currently in Aero8 with a more economical 6cylinders petrol/diesel engine or at least have it as an option.
    Regards
    Kin

  • kin

    In view of the current economic climate, where fuel prices soaring to £1.30/litre plus and emision based VED changes, does MMC have any plans to replace the V8 engine currently in Aero8 with a more economical 6cylinders petrol/diesel engine or at least have it as an option.
    Regards
    Kin

  • richard

    I love to learn the basic building process of Morgan cars and how it differs from other automotive construction techniques.

    How about a small caption of information, photographs and if possible ride impressions of the Runabout threewheeler? That might be asking a lot but one can hope, right?

    What about a comparison test of new and old Morgan cars? There are so many cover stories that pit various generation and era Porsches (or BMWs or Ferraris) against one another to find which one was the ‘most rewarding,’ so how about Morgan comparison?

  • richard

    I love to learn the basic building process of Morgan cars and how it differs from other automotive construction techniques.

    How about a small caption of information, photographs and if possible ride impressions of the Runabout threewheeler? That might be asking a lot but one can hope, right?

    What about a comparison test of new and old Morgan cars? There are so many cover stories that pit various generation and era Porsches (or BMWs or Ferraris) against one another to find which one was the ‘most rewarding,’ so how about Morgan comparison?

  • Robbie Syme

    Two — Given the move to new “Wings” etc, why does the high-profile GT3 campaign stick with the “Old” insignia etc? Secondly, Given recent remarks, would Charles like to give some inkling as to what Special Products may break cover during the 100th year in 2009?

    The Aeromax is fabulous from most angles, but I am not sure of the rear!!

  • Robbie Syme

    Two — Given the move to new “Wings” etc, why does the high-profile GT3 campaign stick with the “Old” insignia etc? Secondly, Given recent remarks, would Charles like to give some inkling as to what Special Products may break cover during the 100th year in 2009?

    The Aeromax is fabulous from most angles, but I am not sure of the rear!!

  • There appears to be a gap in the British Sports Car scene left by the demise of TVR (and others) and the lack of new metal from Noble.
    How does Charles hope that Morgan can take advantage of this and promote the excellent virtues of its current range, the Aero and Roadster in particular?
    Cheers
    Boshly

  • Iain Cameron

    Morgan recently produced the LifeCar concept for motorshow parading and headline grabbing. However, can we hope to see any of its technology – mechanical and structural – in future Morgans, and is this technological streak of pushing the boundaries of modern drivetrains going to become an integral facet of the company?

  • Iain Cameron

    Morgan recently produced the LifeCar concept for motorshow parading and headline grabbing. However, can we hope to see any of its technology – mechanical and structural – in future Morgans, and is this technological streak of pushing the boundaries of modern drivetrains going to become an integral facet of the company?

  • Peter Berberich

    First of all: GOOD IDEA!
    My questions:
    1. Are there any plans for an Aeromx S II and/or an Aero 8 S X with the BMW V 10?
    2. How long will Morgan be able to offer the traditional models?
    3. Are there any plans for a traditional model with a V 8?
    4. Will the LIFECar be available within the next 5 or 10 years?
    Thank you!
    Peter

  • Peter Berberich

    First of all: GOOD IDEA!
    My questions:
    1. Are there any plans for an Aeromx S II and/or an Aero 8 S X with the BMW V 10?
    2. How long will Morgan be able to offer the traditional models?
    3. Are there any plans for a traditional model with a V 8?
    4. Will the LIFECar be available within the next 5 or 10 years?
    Thank you!
    Peter

  • richard

    I would like to know if there has been any interest in doing another Plus Four Plus coupe?

  • richard

    I would like to know if there has been any interest in doing another Plus Four Plus coupe?

  • Alex

    Interior video/pictures!

  • Alex

    Interior video/pictures!

  • john

    2 Questions
    1/ Given what appears to be growing links between MMC and BMW are we likely to see LIFECar technology coming out of Germany in the BMW line up?
    2/ Given the rapidly updating model line up, the use of partnering, and some of the oldest and newest motoring combined in manufacturing technology does Charles have a vision for MMC in 2109.

  • john

    2 Questions
    1/ Given what appears to be growing links between MMC and BMW are we likely to see LIFECar technology coming out of Germany in the BMW line up?
    2/ Given the rapidly updating model line up, the use of partnering, and some of the oldest and newest motoring combined in manufacturing technology does Charles have a vision for MMC in 2109.

  • Miguel

    Dear Sir:
    Given the success that companies such as Wiesmann have experienced with their so-called “morganish” look, and given the ludicrous amount of buzz that the Aeromax created, and it’s amazing performance figures, why not consider increase the production run from 100 to… say… 10 000? Thus lowering production costs and giving us, the fans, the oportunity to build something truly special and amazing..
    Hope You’ll reconsider.

    Sincerely,
    Miguel D. Ferreira
    (Portugal)

  • Miguel

    Dear Sir:
    Given the success that companies such as Wiesmann have experienced with their so-called “morganish” look, and given the ludicrous amount of buzz that the Aeromax created, and it’s amazing performance figures, why not consider increase the production run from 100 to… say… 10 000? Thus lowering production costs and giving us, the fans, the oportunity to build something truly special and amazing..
    Hope You’ll reconsider.

    Sincerely,
    Miguel D. Ferreira
    (Portugal)

  • I have passed your comments along to Charles and we will endeavour to cover as many of them as we can on the day.

    Please keep them coming. The quality of your inputs has already justified how much we value the perspective of real buyers and enthusiasts.

  • I have passed your comments along to Charles and we will endeavour to cover as many of them as we can on the day.

    Please keep them coming. The quality of your inputs has already justified how much we value the perspective of real buyers and enthusiasts.

  • Richard Harris

    Hi,

    Several questions!

    1. Will the lifecar chassis be used for anything else? Surely all that enginering is begging for a powertrain that could see life on the roads in the short term pre hydrogen infrastructure?

    2. Customer version of the GT3 car? Surely there was a GTN….

    3. In terms of Aero development, have morgan considered ‘adding lightness’ and trying to reduce the weight still further through the use of composite panels / interior fittings and fixtures for a ‘club sport’ model?

    Thanks,
    Richard

  • Richard Harris

    Hi,

    Several questions!

    1. Will the lifecar chassis be used for anything else? Surely all that enginering is begging for a powertrain that could see life on the roads in the short term pre hydrogen infrastructure?

    2. Customer version of the GT3 car? Surely there was a GTN….

    3. In terms of Aero development, have morgan considered ‘adding lightness’ and trying to reduce the weight still further through the use of composite panels / interior fittings and fixtures for a ‘club sport’ model?

    Thanks,
    Richard

  • Chris

    Off-topic, but…
    Having a web browser resize an image is bad, and introduces the horrid jagged edges that are making that Aeromax look like it’s got bent spokes and bodywork cut out with tin-snips.
    The image is actually 640×425, but the webpage is asking for it to be displayed at 561×372. Either allow it to be the size it wants to be, or scale it correctly in your photo editor. Or just give your web-monkeys a slapped wrist for not doing it properly.
    It’s a shame to spoil images of such lovely machinery by letting a web browser ruin the image with it’s crude scaling algorithms.

  • Chris

    Off-topic, but…
    Having a web browser resize an image is bad, and introduces the horrid jagged edges that are making that Aeromax look like it’s got bent spokes and bodywork cut out with tin-snips.
    The image is actually 640×425, but the webpage is asking for it to be displayed at 561×372. Either allow it to be the size it wants to be, or scale it correctly in your photo editor. Or just give your web-monkeys a slapped wrist for not doing it properly.
    It’s a shame to spoil images of such lovely machinery by letting a web browser ruin the image with it’s crude scaling algorithms.

  • rich

    So where is the report? We’re gaggin to hear something?

  • rich

    So where is the report? We’re gaggin to hear something?

  • Chris

    Rich : It’s here: http://www.drivers-republic.com/features/

    Image scaling is greatly improved, but it would have been better still to resize from the original image rather than from an already reduced copy. That would eradicate the jaggies on the door shut-line.

  • Chris

    Rich : It’s here: http://www.drivers-republic.com/features/

    Image scaling is greatly improved, but it would have been better still to resize from the original image rather than from an already reduced copy. That would eradicate the jaggies on the door shut-line.