The custom-made Morgan Aeromax, ordered by Prince Eric Sturdza, the president of Banque Baring Brothers Suisse, is on show at the Geneva Show this week.

The custom-made Morgan Aeromax, ordered by Prince Eric Sturdza, the president of Banque Baring Brothers Suisse, is on show at the Geneva Show this week.


Based on the Morgan Aero Eight chassis, the Aeromax’s light alloy bodywork was hand-crafted from alloy sheet and the car is powered by the latest version of BMW's N62 4,4-litre V8 engine.



Prince Sturdza specified a hardwood and traditional pleated leather interior, a large flat load area behind the seats (to house made-to-order luggage from Schedoni of Italy) and gullwing-type bootlids for his Morgan. Brightwork features such as the door handles and the mirrors were custom-made, and the split rear window allows easy access from either side. An additional chassis beam protects heavy items from falling forward into the cockpit.



Siemens electronic airbag systems protect the occupants, and sensors have been built into each wheel bearing to relay tyre contact information to the engine ECU and the ABS electronic brake control units. Creature comforts include air conditioning, tyre pressure and temperature monitoring and cruise control systems.


The interior’s ash frame is laminated. Each of the three backbones of the skeleton of the frame has nine laminates of wood visible from inside the car. The wood above the dashboard and doors was carved to display age and grain, Morgan said.

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