2007 Morgan Aero 8 GT3
Following a short break, Morgan rejoins the international race circuit with the latest version of the Aero 8 GT3.
The 3 car “AutoGT Racing” team, sponsored by Banque Baring Brothers Sturdza S.A., and run by the renowned F1 racers Jean Pierre Jabouille and legend Jacques Laffite made an appearance for the first race of the season at Silverstone and ran well at the second round in Bucharest. 2 cars completed both rounds. The development of the team is now well underway and did well at Monza with 3 cars running.
After a most promising practice at Monza an early race accident put our fastest running Morgan out of the race. A Lamborghini ran into the Morgan resulting in the team not quite reaching their full potential.
Fitted with a dry sump 5.0 litre BMW V8, with some 420 Bhp, a Holinger 6 speed sequential gearbox, reworked suspension and racing brakes, carbon bodywork and revised aerodynamics the package looks highly competitive.
With a top driver line up, Jacques Laffite, Frederic O’neil, Marguerite Laffite, Georges Alexandre Sturdza, Olivier Thevenin and Jean Francoise Le Roch the team are both optimistic and excited about the prospects for the coming year.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|power||313.2 kw / 420 bhp|
|body / frame||Carbon Fibre|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|transmission||Holinder 6-Speed Sequential|