Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Great spots 5 - Morgan Aero 8

The car parks at Goodwood's Festival of Speed usually contain almost as many interesting cars as the event itself. Here's one example, which I saw on Sunday, the Morgan Aero 8.

I have to admit, I haven't actually driven one of these but I've always thought they look rather wonderful, apart from the odd cross-eyed headlights, the appearance of which doesn't really seem to improve with familiarity. Still, under the skin, the Aero 8 is an interesting mixture of traditional ash and advanced alloy structures. And whether you like Morgans or not, you have to admit that the company must have been getting it broadly right over the years to survive as one of the very few British-based, British-run and British-owned car manufacturers.

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