“Dimitri Enjalbert and Johan-Boris Scheier celebrated the maiden win for the AutoGT Racing Morgan Super Sport in the opening round of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Silverstone. Starting from pole position Enjelbert briefly lost the lead but bounced back to hold the advantage until Scheier came under pressure late in the race from the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS of Christopher Haase. The German swept into the lead on lap 22, but a technical problem forced the Audi into the pits to retire, promoting Scheier back into the lead, which he held until the flag.” – quoted from the FIA GT3 site.
More information, videos of the GT3 race at Silverstone and photos of the Morgan Super Sport and drivers can be found at Talk Morgan.
Throughout 2009 the Morgan Motor Company is celebrating one hundred years of continuous manufacture of motorcars. The company has remained in one family’s ownership since the founder HFS Morgan made his first car in 1909.
As part of the Centenary celebrations Morgan announces a truly special model.
Designed and engineered in house, the Morgan Aero SuperSports is a lightweight aluminium sports car with a luxurious specification. The interior features a comfortable combination of polished hardwoods, hand stitched leather and electronic technology to create a driving environment that is efficient, ergonomic and sumptuous. In spite of all this opulence the overall weight of the car is still minimal so the car is responsive to driver inputs and economical to run. More >
In a communication with Morgan car forum, Talk Morgan, on April 16th 2009, Mr. Charles Morgan revealed some new tantalising details about the new limited edition Morgan. Based on the Aeromax, the Aeromax 2 (or Aeromax Super Sport as some are speculating it will be called) will be latest model from the artisans at the Morgan factory in Malvern Link. Mr. Morgan had the following to say: -
“…the car will be at Villa d’Este next week (24th – 26th of April 2009) so all our fans have not got too long to wait!
The new car is without doubt the most beautiful Morgan ever built.
I also like the new aerodynamics of the GT3 car very much but the production car is so much more elegant. Is that a bit of a giveaway?”
More to follow as this story develops!
Released in 2000, the Morgan Aero is currently in the 9th year of production and on the series 4 model. For those interested in more information on this amazing V8 powered, British, sports car: the Aero 8 buyers guide can be found here.
Photos of the 2009 Morgan Aero Super Sport GT3 car have appeared on the FIA GT3 web site. Taken by British photographer, Nick Little, they show the beautiful new Morgan GT3 testing at Monteblanco in Spain. These photos can be viewed here.
Digital publication, Drivers Republic, have driven and reviewed the stunning, limited production, Morgan Aeromax. The feature length article includes a wonderful review by ex-EVO contributor Richard Meaden and some fabulous photographs of the most recent model to be born at the Morgan factory in Malvern Link.
It really is worth a look for any enthusiasts of the Morgan Motor Company.
The new online publication, Drivers Republic, have interviewed Charles Morgan and spent time at the factory, in Malvern Link, to compile information for their upcoming feature on the Morgan Motor Company.
The digital publication, which features seasoned automotive journalists: Chris Harris (ex AutoCar), Richard Meaden (ex EVO magazine) and Jethro Bovingdon (also ex EVO), are endeavouring to involve their readers in the process prior to writing the articles. In this instance, the team used Talk Morgan members questions to form part of their interview structure for Mr. Morgan.
We look forward to reading the feature, which will include video footage of the Driver Republic team driving the limited edition Morgan Aeromax, and will post a link to it as soon as it goes live.
Morgan Motor Company have shown the Aeromax and LIFECar at the Concorso d’Eleganaza Villa d’Este 2008 to an excellent reception. Both cars were enthusiastically received by judges, journalists and visitors. If you would like to see larger versions of the pictures you can click on the link to Talk Morgan.
This post contains photographs from the Morgan Motor Company stand at the Geneva Auto Show 2008. Vehicles on show at the 78th International Auto Salon were: the Morgan Aeromax (which is part of a limited production run of only 100 cars), the hydrogen fueled Morgan LIFECar, the new for 2008 Morgan 4/4 Sport 1.6, the Morgan Aero 8 4.8 automatic, V6 Roadster and Plus 4 Seater from the Classic range.
The Morgan Motor Company has released the brochure for their 2008 limited edition Morgan Aeromax. Comprised of 12 pages (including the front and rear cover), the literature details technical specifications of the coupe, optional extras as well as providing colour swatches of the 11 ‘recommended’ exterior colours, 5 interior leathers and 3 wood trims.
The Morgan Aero 8 is the lightest V8 sports car in the world. 2008 sees the start of production of the new 4.8 litre V8 version. The latest BMW V8 engine takes Morgan performance to the next level.
The new engine adds 13% more power, raising output to 367 bhp, giving a power to weight ratio of over 315 bhp/tonne, enough to propel the car from 0 – 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 170 mph. More >
The name 4/4 denoted the change to 4 wheels back in 1936, and the model has had continuous development ever since, culminating in this, the latest in small, lightweight, safe and fun sportscars using the unique fusion of traditional quality materials with the latest in advanced powertrain technology.
The high efficiency 115Bhp 1.6 litre Ford Sigma engine means that full advantage of the 800 kilogramme all up weight can be made. 143 Bhp/tonne gives lively performance with 0-62 mph in under 8 seconds, and with CO2 emissions well below 140g/km means that the Morgan delivers a thoroughly contemporary package. More >
As discussed on the Morgan discussion group Talk Morgan, the Morgan LIFECar takes a fresh look at transport, offering as revolutionary an approach to personal freedom as did the brilliant Morgan Threewheeler introduced by HFS Morgan nearly 100 years ago.
The LIFECar is powered by a fuel cell that is sized to meet the constant load requirement of cruising (about 20% of peakpower) and as a result significant weight and cost reductions have been made over other designs. By recapturing energy during braking, maximum performance is available to LIFECar for acceleration from this unique mix of technologies. More >
Such was the interest surrounding this unique design that it was decided, with the kind permission of its owner, to make a limited production run of 100 cars, all of which were sold within just a few weeks of its announcement.
Following a two year intense period of production development, and a number of minor improvements to the overall design, the first customer AeroMax is shortly to be delivered.
No expense has been spared in ensuring that the production quality mirrors expectations. Innovations include a world first, the use of high tech super formed aluminium panels for the entire body.
This process allows the most complex of shapes to be made in aluminium which are then fitted over a traditional ash frame. More >