Morgan at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
A trio of new Morgans were on display at the 23rd Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new Aero 8 wowed visitors on the hill as part of the First Glance Class, the EV3 electric 3 Wheeler prototype gathered keen interest on the Niche Vehicle Network stand and a production Morgan 3 Wheeler sat amongst the finest automotive offerings on the planet as part of the Cartier Style Et Luxe lawn.
The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed never fails to impress visitors to Lord March’s house as they attend the finest automotive garden party in their thousands. This year was no exception with two, three and four wheeled vehicles exciting the crowds and fitting in with the “Flat out and Fearless” theme for 2015. Morgan were excited and privileged to be displaying a number of different cars at the event. The Morgan Aero 8 On display as part of the First Glance Class, the new Morgan Aero 8 made its live debut at the festival as it joined some of the latest and most exclusive supercars in the world. Driven by factory driver Mark Reeves, the new Aero 8 looked smooth and elegant as it took on the hill. A number of customers and journalists joined Mark in the car during the 6 hill runs, including Morgan Head of Design, Jon Wells, who was on hand all weekend to talk people through his creation. Benefitting from both mechanical and visual changes over the previous aluminium platform models, the new Aero 8 will go into production in October this year. Morgan would like to thank Goodwood for inviting the Aero 8 to be part of the First Glance Class.
“Driving for Morgan at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is always an honour and a privilege. This year was no exception as the 2015 Aero 8 stood out from the rest of the field as the excellent grand tourer that it is.”
Mark Reeves, Morgan Development
Read what Autocar’s Julian Rendell had to say following his passenger ride in the Aero 8 The Morgan EV3 Debuting at the Festival of Speed, the Morgan EV3 electric 3 Wheeler prototype provided a point of interest and keen conversation at the show. Displayed on the Niche Vehicle Network stand, the EV3 prototype is currently in the first of three phases of development. The next phase will see a small run of production vehicles go into build, all of which will benefit from a restyled front and new wheels. Read the EV3 article on Autocar The Morgan 3 Wheeler The Morgan Motor Company was honoured to receive an invitation to display an example of their new Morgan 3 Wheeler on the Cartier Style et Luxe lawn at the show. Now in its 20th year, the Cartier lawn is a highlight of the show for many and plays host to some of the finest and rarest cars in the world. One of the themes for 2015 was Modern Classics, a class that focussed on cars that have a new take on old cars. In great company, the 3 Wheeler joined a number of cars including a Singer Porsche 911, Eagle Speedster and one-off Ferrari P45. Morgan would like to thank Goodwood and Cartier for their invite as well as Morgan dealer Krazy Horse for supplying the car.