Morgan’s modern twist on a classic

Posted on Aug 17, 2010 by

The EvaGT is a departure for Morgan as it is the company's first true four-seater.

The EvaGT is British sportscar company, Morgan’s latest rather avante garde creation. And with a 0-100km/h time of just 4.5 seconds, it’s no slouch either.

Taking as its inspiration the sports saloons of the early 1950s, the four-seater EvaGT features the long nose of cars designed by post-war aeronautical engineers.

But that’s where nostalgia ends and technology begins because this Morgan has a bonded aluminium chassis that was first used in the Morgan Aero SuperSports which is raced in the international GT3 Series.

While computer-aided design has been responsible for the sleek and dynamic lines, the final touches to the formed aluminium body panels are done by hand to ensure perfect smoothness and quality fit and finish.

From above the taut aerodynamic lines are even more impressive.

Under that long hood is a 3-litre twin turbocharged BMW engine producing 306bhp and 400Nm of torque to the rear wheels. Available with either a 6-speed sport auto or 6-speed ZF manual transmission, the EvaGT, which weighs in at just 1250kg, is predicted to hit over 270km/h.

This is Morgan’s first break away from the two-seater format and makes the car far more practical than its predecessor Aero series, for example.

So, if you fancy something a little different for 2012, the Morgan order books are now open and prices promise to be ‘competitive for a car of this class’.

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