Morgan EvaGT – New 2+2 Coupé
The Morgan Motor Company will be launching a new four-seater coupé at Pebble Beach in August. While the final look of the new EvaGT is still under wraps, we know it will use a developed version of the bonded aluminium chassis of the Morgan Aero SuperSports – and will “take its inspiration from the British sports saloons of the early 1950s”. Think Bristol 400 series and Frazer Nash BMW 328 – but, of course, computer design technology (followed by hand-finishing) will enable minimal shut-lines, hidden wipers, flush door handles and sharp creases to deflect air over the car’s surface.
The young, dynamic team at Morgan has committed itself to bringing out a new model every two years, targeting fresh market segments with – for example – electric sportscars. However, current thinking is that the Morgan EvaGT, a car aimed at young families, will be powered by a twin-turbo BMW 3-litre straight six. This will give 306bhp and 400Nm of torque which, mated to a 6-speed sport automatic or 6-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive, should see the 1250kg car claim 0-62mph in around 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph. Or at least, such is the plan.
The first 100 cars of a limited production run are scheduled for mid-2012. Pricing has not been announced but Morgan says it will be ‘competitive’ for a car in this class. A £5000 deposit will be required to reserve an allocated build slot.
Text: Charis Whitcombe
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