The British-based motor company soon plans to start assembling the new Morgan AeroMax Coupe. The coach builders will assembly the gorgeous retro-styled coupes at a rate of only 1-2 vehicles per week, so as to ship the last car in the series by January 2009 when the company steps in to its Centenary year.
Whatever “Morgan” it is, the car was originally designed by a college student Matt Humphries who studied industrial design at the University of Coventry. The car looked so stunning, that the British company even asked for rights to build a one-off model to be presented during the 2005 Geneva Motor Show.
The brand’s owner was so impressed by the concept, that Mr. Humphries eventually landed a job there becoming no less than the Head of Design! In fact, the design unit itself was created specifically for the young man that, by that time, had only just got his university degree!
For quite a long time, Morgan’s management was unsure whether to bring the model on to production line.
However, eventually the Morgan decided to commence preparations to build one of the most cool-looking retro-futuristic custom-built coupes in the world.
However, still being a “traditional” car manufacturer, the British brand will take its time building the vehicles. It is expected that the first Morgan AeroMax Coupe, which will be limited just to one hundred vehicles, will see its first buyer in January 2009.
Estimated price of the vehicle set to be around £94,000 + VAT. The British company plans to sell the AeroMax Coupe on a first-come-first-served basis.
If the specs haven’t changed, then the car will feature a 333 hp BMW N62 V8 engine mated to a six-speed ZF manual gearbox.
The Morgan AeroMax Coupe will be able to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and develop maximum speed of 160 mph.