We’ve already told you about Morgan’s $187,000 Aero SuperSports with its T-top and 4.8-liter BMW V8. What we didn't mention is the twin champagne bottle holder behind the leather bucket seats — complete with flutes.
Morgan’s new car had its first official day out at the Villa d’Este in April as part of the new car competition at the Concorso d’Eleganza. Based on last year’s AeroMax coupé, the SuperSports is built on the same
bonded aluminum frame and powered by the same gorgeous 367 HP Bavarian V8, messerschmitting its way through quad sidepipes. Morgan has published a wealth of images about the car, yet failed to include one of its coolest feature: leather straps tucked in behind the passenger compartment for holding booze.
Although Charles Morgan’s quote in the company press release certainly hints at things:
The Morgan Aero SuperSports is a luxurious flamboyant sports car which also remains true to Morgan’s philosophy of lightweight minimalist simplicity. It is a celebration of our love of cars and the romance of travel and is a fitting model to announce during Morgan’s Centenary year.
The romance of travel! Their lightweight convertible will top out at 170 MPH, which must make for quite a challenge in popping and pouring champagne. Still—it is refreshing to see a car company embrace the decadent side of life. Fortunate for them that they don’t happen to be based in the United States: the federal warning labels would blot out the sun. And you certainly don’t want that to happen in a handbuilt convertible, now, do you?
Photos by the author.