2012 Morgan EvaGT

2012 Morgan EvaGT

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.

Specification

Weight 1250 kgs

Rear wheel drive

BMW Twin Turbo straight six.

306 Bhp 400 nm torque

Choice of 6 speed manual or automatic gearbox.

ABS Brakes

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.

Chassis

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

Bodywork

Designed in Alias

Aerodynamically efficient

Superplastically formed panels made from lightweight alloys. The large outer panels are adhesively bonded to inner panels that are predrilled for interior features.

Xenon lights

Wireless canbus system for reliability

Morgan EvaGT at Pebble Beach 2010

Morgan EvaGT at Pebble Beach 2010

EPDM rubber seals with varying shore hardness for a quiet seal to suit the aperture

Minimal shutlines

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.