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  Morgan Aero 8 GT(N)

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:2002 - 2004
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionExactly 40 years after Morgan's last competitive entry at Le Mans, when Christopher Lawrence, now Chief Development Engineer at Morgan Motor Company, drove a Morgan Plus 4 through the chequered flag to win the 2.0-litre class, a Morgan is set to return to the world's most prestigious race.

The Morgan Aero 8 GT(N) race car will competed at the 2002 Le Mans 24-hour race and the British GT Series as a private team entry by Race Sports Salisbury (Rss). Morgan Motor Company provides additional technical support.

Powered by a 4-litre, Mader-tuned BMW M62 engine, the aluminium-chassis Aero GT(N) lined up alongside Porsche 911s and Ferrari 360s in the LM-GT category.

The 2002 GT racing development continues a process that began in 1962 with Chris Lawrence's Le Mans Class win. His long association with Morgan continued through the following decades through his own business, Lawrence Tune. In 1996 he joined the Morgan Motor Company full time to lead the engineering team developing the car that was to evolve, via the race track, into the revolutionary Aero 8 road car.

The Aero 8 GT(N) made it through the night but an engine failure meant the end of the Morgan campaign. It showed progress throughout the practice sessions, qualifying and race and slowly closed the gap to the competition and should be able to fight for the top spots in next year's event.

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