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Morgan Reveals Racing Future

posted Nov 15, 2010, 3:35 PM by L.D. McLaughlin Jr.
Tony McLaughlin, December 16, 2001

Morgan Motor Company will unveil its latest motorsport offering at the 2002 Autosport International Show, Birmingham NEC, UK (January 10-13, 2002).

The new GT(N) racer has been developed from the acclaimed Aero 8 road car under the guidance of Chief Development Engineer and 1962 Le Mans 24-hour class winner, Christopher Lawrence. It will feature a Heini Mader prepared M62 BMW V8 engine which will produce in the region of 500bhp, a weight of under 1000kgs, a carbon fibre hard top and aerodynamic alterations to the original shape.

The GT(N) production sports car has already been fully homologated by the FIA and approved by the Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO), organiser of the Le Mans 24-hour, ensuring its eligibility for international racing.

"Motor racing has been an important part of the Morgan heritage from the outset when my grandfather, HFS Morgan, designed the three-wheel ‘runabout’ which won the French Grand Prix in 1913," explains Charles Morgan, Managing Director.

"Now that the Aero 8 has entered full production, we’ve turned our attention and expertise back to the track to develop what I am sure will be a truly successful international racer."