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Morgan at the Times Motor Show!

posted Nov 15, 2010, 4:17 PM by L.D. McLaughlin Jr.
Tony McLaughlin, May 10, 2004
Legendary British sports car manufacturer the Morgan Motor Company will unveil a dynamic new model line up for 2004 at the British Motor Show – demonstrating that the world’s oldest independently-owned car company is in fine health as it enters its 95th year of production. Visitors to the stand (No140 in Hall 6) will see the world premiere of the Morgan Roadster - a new, high power-to-weight ratio sports car that is destined to carry on the unparalleled, 35 year success of the iconic Morgan Plus 8. The last Plus 8 rolls off the famous Malvern production line just a few days before the Motor Show opens. The 3 litre, V6 engined two-seater Roaster is a stunning combination of traditional Morgan chassis and coach built body lines with the latest engine technology, promising a unique driving experience and superb performance. Also on public view in the UK for the first time will be the 2004 model Aero 8, featuring a wider cockpit, the latest BMW V8 4.4 engine, ABS and driver and passenger airbags as well as re-engineered front suspension and a substantial re-styling of the rear end of the car. The result of a two-year, £2 million development programme, the new Aero 8 stunned audiences in LA and New York, where it was recently launched to US media, dealers and customers. The car meets all European and US Federal approval requirements, and the 100 cars allocated for delivery to American customers in 2004 were sold within a few weeks of the launch. Morgan’s Motor Show line up will be completed by the unveiling of a new, hot two seater sports car that is sure to set pulses racing among those who love pure driving excitement on and off the race track. Details are being kept a close secret until press day at the show.