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Morgan plans limited edition EvaGT

Morgan has released a teaser image of an upcoming four seater Coupe to be known as the EvaGT. Taking its inspiration from the British sports saloons of the early 1950s such as the Bristol 400 series and the Frazer Nash BMW 328, the EvaGT will run a direct petrol injection, twin turbo 3.0 liter BMW six-cylinder motor producing 306bhp and 400nm torque. Though power is modest in terms of supercar figures, the EvaGT uses aluminum body panels and its bonded aluminum chassis is developed from the Morgan Aero SuperSports, where it is used successfully in European GT3 racing, meaning that the car tips the scales at just 1250 kg (2755 lbs). This gives it a top speed of 170 mph (273 km/h), a 0-100 km/h time of just 4.5 seconds and distinctly un-supercar-like fuel economy of 7.06 liters/100kms (40 mpg) along with Euro 5 and 6 emissions compliance at 200 gms Co2/km. Read More
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Morgan breaks with tradition with plan for fuel-cell prototype

March 9, 2007 It’s showtime at Morgan and the factory of the icon of traditional motoring is abuzz as the show cars are all pushed onto the tarmac (pictured), ready for transportation to Geneva for the season's biggest motor show. It’s exciting but we warrant not as exciting as this time next year when this very same alley will see the Morgan Lifecar which has been promised for next year’s show. Many British specialist sports car makers have fallen by the wayside, but Morgan just keeps on going – and now it’s looking to the future with a plan to be one of the first car makers to commercialise a hydrogen fuel-cell car. The company is famous for its traditional production methods, but for next year’s Geneva show managing director Charles Morgan announced a plan to launch the Morgan Life Car - a hydrogen-fuelled, zero-emissions car – but built using Morgan’s wooden-framed body. The car is intended to demonstrate that a zero emission vehicle can also be fun to drive. Artist’s impressions of the car show a vehicle shaped like the Aero 8, but with aerodynamic fairings covering the wheel arches. It will be a very lightweight car with a fuel cell hybrid powertrain, which will give it a 200-mile range. We first wrote about the LifeCar back in 2005. It’s being developed in partnership with hi-tech specialists including Cranfield University, QinetiQ, Oxford University, Linde AG and the Open Source Car Project (OSCar). Read More
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The limited edition Morgan Aeromax

July 1, 2006 In March 2005, traditional English automobile manufacturers Morgan released images of an extraordinarily beautiful one-off design commissioned by Prince Eric I. Sturdza, President of Banque Baring Brothers Suisse. Conceived as a comfortable long distance Touring Coupe, it had a gullwing boot opening, hardwood and traditional pleated leather interior and a large flat load area behind the seats plus an extraordinarily exquisite shape courtesy of Morgan stylist Matthew Humphries. The huge interest created by the images has resulted in the Morgan Motor Company deciding to produce a limited run of just 100 individually numbered cars starting in January 2008. Priced at UKP94,000 ex factory plus taxes, the company anticipates a strong response to this unique vehicle. Read on to find out how to join the reservation list. Read More
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4/4 70th Anniversary Morgan

January 7, 2006 There are many motor manufacturers who can claim 70 years of continuous production, but there is only one that can claim 70 years of continuous production of the same model = Morgan Motor Company. Launched in 1936, the Morgan 4/4 remains in full production today and to celebrate the vehicle’s unique achievement, Morgan Motor Company has unveiled a special model. Appropriately named "70th Anniversary", just 142 cars will be built - two cars for every year of its production life since launch. Each car will be individually marked with the year it honours, and finished in appropriate period style for that year. The 142 Anniversary cars will be priced at UKP 27,950 and production begins this month and will run until November 2006. Read More
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Morgan to unveil four seater

December 21, 2005 Morgan is planning to unveil a new 4 seater version along classical lines at the Geneva Autoshow in early March. Final specifications and prices will not be published until March 2006, however we can confirm that it will be available as both a 2.0 145 Bhp +4 and a 3.0 V6 223 Bhp Roadster. Production of this new model will start shortly after the Geneva Autoshow, however the company has sold all its production capacity until Autumn 2006. Read More
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The Morgan Aeromax: a unique Morgan

March 2, 2005 Morgan has released images of an extraordinarily beautiful one-off design. The Morgan Aeromax is a unique Morgan commissioned by Prince Eric I. Sturdza, President of Banque Baring Brothers Suisse. Based on the requirement for a comfortable long distance Touring Coupe, drawings by Matthew Humphries were discussed with the customer to define the total concept. Particular requirements such as the "gullwing" boot openings, hardwood and traditional pleated leather interior and a large flat load area behind the seats were particular requirements. Read More
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Morgan Motors offers a piece of motoring history

November 5, 2004 Morgan Motors has begun manufacturing the popular +4 model again after nearly four years absence. Like all hand-built Morgan automobiles, there is a 12 month delivery period, but if you can't wait there's also a chance to buy the historic Morgan Aero 8 GTN Le Mans car which raced in the Le Mans and Spa Francorchamps 24 hour events and the Sebring 12 Hour in the US when it goes up for auction on ebaymotors.co.uk on November 15. Read More
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