Morgan EvaGT - blast from the past
Morgan EvaGT is a four-seater Coupe inspirated from the British sports saloons of the early 1950's. Many of the ideas came from wolrd famous Bristol 400 series and the Frazer Nash BMW 328.
The company is one of the last British sports car manufacturers. Morgan has a huge history of successful collaborations with German suppliers BMW, Siemens and Bosch. They also work with a number of young engineering companies in the United Kingdom.
Morgan Motor Company ade a commitment from 2010 that they will bring out a new model every two years. This task is really tough these days because of the world financial crisis, but the legendary sports car manufacturer will target new niches like electric sports cars, fun weekend vehicles and the first of the new cars will be the Morgan EvaGT. Making of EvaGT is a a revolution for a car company, which is famous for making the same car for 50 years.
The car is based on bonded aluminium chassis to give extra strength and to save weight. The structure is further developed version of that in Morgan Aero SuperSports, which successfully competes in International GT3 Sports Car Racing. Of course, the chassis meets all European and US safety regulations.
Morgan EvaGT will makes its official debut at the 60th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Carmel, California, USA on the 15th August 2010.
The vehicle will be available to order a request for a deposit of £5000 from prospective clients for an allocated build slot. The first 100 cars of a limited run are planned to begin production mid 2012 and the on-road price will be competitive for a car of this class.
Technical Specification :
BMW 3.0-liter I6 twin turbo with direct petrol injection:
- Maximum output: 306bhp and 400nm of torque
- Euro 5 and 6 compliant at 200 gms Co2/km, US FMVSS, CARB and EPA approved.
- 40 mpg / 7.06 litres/100kms
- 6 speed sport automatic or 6 speed manual gearbox.
- Rear wheel drive with fully independent intelligent suspension
- Aluminium body panels with a laminated internal safety structure.
- Predicted weight of 2755 lbs/1250 kg
- Predicted 0-60 mph 4.5 seconds/ 0-100km/h 4.5 seconds
- Predicted top speed 170mph / 273 km/h