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Following on from the excellent interview with Matt Humphries, Head of Design for Morgan Motor Company, Maximise Potential – with the assistance of Talk Morgan – have published the second interview in the MMC series.
The latest discussion is with Steve Morris, Operations Director, and covers a wide range of subjects, which includes: evolution of the Morgan Motor Company, efficiency within production and manufacture, supplier relationships, personal career progression and how government legislation is effecting the automotive industry within the United Kingdom.
Steve’s interview is number 2 in this 4 part series and will be followed with the penultimate interview with Tim Whitworth, Financial Director, and concludes with Charles Morgan, Managing Director. We will bring these to your attention as soon as they have been published. To listen to the interview with Steve Morris, follow this link.
The Morgan Eva GT had it’s world premier today at Pebble Beach Concours. This exciting new 2+2 fixed head coupe from Morgan Motor Company follows in the success of the limited production Morgan AeroMax.
MMC issued a press release along with launch drawings of the latest Morgan to grace the automotive stage. Here is what the company say about the Eva GT: -
“Morgan EvaGT (specification subject to change)
The goal is to manufacture a practical car that could be used everyday and answer all a family’s transport needs. Although it has two large doors the car can seat four adults and has a large boot (reference the current Morgan Aero SuperSport, but it is considerably deeper on the EvaGT with a full hatch style entry). As all Morgans the car will be fun to drive with sensitive hydraulic power steering and excellent balance. The mass is evenly distributed within the axles and the car has short overhangs.
Weight 1250 kgs
Rear wheel drive
BMW Twin Turbo straight six.
306 Bhp 400 nm torque
Choice of 6 speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Electronic Stability Control
Euro 6 and US EPA (auto only) approved
200 gms Co2/km
40 mpg 7.06 litres/100 kms
Predicted 0-60 (100km/h) 4.5 secs
Predicted V/max 170mph/273 km/h
The powertrain of the EvaGT has been developed over 3 years using BMW facilities for high speed testing, hot weather sign off and emission testing.
Designed on Catia
A development of the Aero SuperSports platform currently used in production and for the Morgan Aero SuperSports GT3 race cars
Compliant with US and European Safety standards
Continental Smart Airbag System
Designed in Alias
Superplastically formed panels made from lightweight alloys. The large outer panels are adhesively bonded to inner panels that are predrilled for interior features.
Wireless canbus system for reliability
EPDM rubber seals with varying shore hardness for a quiet seal to suit the aperture
Electronic window drop
GPS system with Apple connectivity
The Morgan Motor Company is taking orders with a request for a deposit of £5000 to ensure an early allocated build slot. The first 100 cars are planned for production to begin in mid 2012.”
We hope you enjoy these photos from the Pebble Beach launch; for more images of the Morgan EvaGT click here.
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 >
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 >