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Morgan Motor Company have confirmed 2 new colours for the 2010 Morgan Sport Range, which includes the 4/4 Sport and V6 Roadster Sport. The new colours to grace these Morgan sports cars are: Sport Teal and Sport Sand. Sport Sand has already been shown on the Roadster Sport shown at Geneva in February; however, other than a sample in the 2010 Morgan Classic Range brochure, Sport Teal is yet to be revealed.
The colours join: Sport Grey, Sport Blue, Sport Red, Sport Ivory, Sport Black and Sport Green to round off the 8 colours that the Morgan Sport models are offered in. Tan leather is the only interior trim offered on both models but the Roadster receives premium quality Natural Huntley Distressed leather over and above the standard leather provided on the 4/4.
The Morgan range of contemporary sports cars holds true to Morgan philosophy – pure, elegant, light and fast.
Using the best quality materials, aluminium, ash and leather, every Morgan is created with passion, care and dedication by the craftsmen and women at the small factory in the picturesque Malvern Hills.
Incorporating the most modern drivetrain technology, a Morgan will not only perform, but deliver low running costs and low carbon emissions too.
The 4/4 Sport takes purity to a new level. A back to basics car, the elegance is in the simplicity.
Available in a choice of 8 colours and a Saddle brown leather interior as standard, the 4/4 Sport has been designed to appeal to all ages as the iconic Sports Car.
With its peppy 1.6 litre 110 Bhp engine and weighing in at under 800Kg, the 4/4 Sport delivers fun in abundance. Carbon emissions of just 139g/km make this the lowest emitting sports car in the world. The perfect balance between tradition and modernity without the smallest compromise.
If it’s more performance you desire, the Morgan Plus 4’s lightweight hand-crafted body still follows the flowing lines of the original, but these days it’s driven by the latest generation Ford 2.0 litre Duratec 145 Bhp four cylinder engine. This high power lightweight car delivers 0-62 in 7.3 seconds, and an amazing ability to put in fast averages thanks to its balance and power delivery.
The Morgan 4 seater has always been a well kept secret, despite being in production for over 70 years. Available as either a 2.0 litre Plus 4 or 220 Bhp 3.0 litre V6 Roadster, this model adds a new dimension to Morgan ownership, and with just one 4 seater rolling out each week, exclusivity is guaranteed.
Two generous rear seats fold forward to give a large load area. Child seats can be fitted to ensure that the whole family whatever age can enjoy the delights of open air Morgan motoring.
The ultimate development of the traditional line is the smooth, powerful 3.0 V6 Roadster. Weighing only 940 Kg, the 220 Bhp Roadster sprints to 60 mph in around 5 seconds, yet still delivers co2 emissions of just 225 g/km. A very low figure for supercar performance. New for 2010 is the Roadster Sport, which like its 4/4 sibling comes in a standard specification available in 8 colours, albeit with a much higher level of standard specification.
Morgan build cars for people who want a highly individual sports car that’s fun to drive. Although the Classic Range has been shaped by a long heritage, the emphasis now is on modern use, environmental considerations and fuel efficiency.
The latest official photos of the Morgan 4/4 Sports have been added to Talk Morgan. The baby of the Morgan Sport series looks stunning in the Sports Grey paint and sporting the Saddle Brown leather interior; however, what is perhaps as impressive are the Morgans environmental, aka green, credentials.
In a study conducted by by Paul Nieuwenhuis & Peter Wells on behalf of Cardiff University, that measured carbon dioxide output, toxic emissions, and the consumption of raw energy and resources during production, based on the Environmental Rating for Vehicles (ERV), the Morgan sports car ranked near the top of the heap, surpassed only by the Smart Car. On a scale of two to 60, the Morgan 4/4 was given 24 points which is the same as a Toyota Prius.
“The low weight helps Morgan cars achieve relatively low fuel consumption and as a result relatively low levels of toxic emissions (carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, NOx and particulates) and CO2 emissions (164g/km for the 4/4 1800 – which is around the EU average for all cars),” quoted from “Why Morgans are Green” by Paul Nieuwenhuis & Peter Wells
You can read the full report on the Morgan Motor Company web site and it really is a worthy read. What a wonderful thought that you can motor past a Toyota Prius in the knowledge that your quintessentially British sports car is less harmful to the environment.
2010 is the second year that Morgan Motor Company have made the Morgan 4/4 Sport available. This British sports car personifies traditional open air motoring – simple, light, elegant and fun.
The installation of the latest high efficiency 110Bhp 1..6 litre Sigma engine from Ford means that full advantage of the sub 800 kilogramme all up weight can be made. 138 Bhp/tonne gives lively performance with 0-62 mph in under 8 seconds, and with CO2 emissions at 139g/km means that the Morgan delivers a thoroughly contemporary package.
For a model now celebrating its 74th birthday, and a world record for a continuous production run, the 4/4 has had continuous development, 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 4/4 Sport is the lowest CO2 emitting sports car in the world.
The 4/4 Sport sits on lowered suspension, and has been lightened to deliver the most fun for the driver and passenger. Still retaining a generous fixed specification which includes beautiful saddle brown leather, and a choice of 8 colours, the Morgan 4/4 Sport customer can add a variety of personalised packages through the supplying dealer.
Few cars can deliver more smiles, let alone the combination of low environmental impact, low cost of ownership with the added pleasure of owning a coach-built car. The Morgan 4/4 sport does all this and more, putting fun back into motoring.
For your viewing pleasure, photographs of the interior and exterior of the Morgan 4/4 Sport can be found at Talk Morgan, the comprehensive source of Morgan information and discussion.
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 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 >