Sketch of new two-lus-two Eva GT leaked ahead of its Pebble Beach launch this weekend

One of Britain’s last remaining independent sports car makers has given Autocar an exclusive preview of its latest model: this is the first undisguised sketch of the Morgan Eva GT.

The new Morgan will be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California this weekend.

See teaser pics of the new Morgan Eva GT

The firm is expected to confirm official details about the car at that launch, but our early information is that it’s a two-plus-two coupé based on the firm’s bonded aluminium Aeromax platform and powered by BMW’s 302bhp 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight six engine.

Weighing less than 1.3 tonnes, it should be capable of sprinting to 60mph in less than 5.0sec and of averaging 40mpg.

Read Autocar's first drive of the new Morgan Aero Supersports, plus see exclusive pics

Morgan director Charles Morgan said, “The Eva GT will go into production at Pickerleigh Rd in 2012. We’re planning a production series of 100 cars and will start taking deposits this Sunday.

“Our goal with the Eva GT is to manufacture a practical car that could be used every day and answer all of a family’s transport needs,” Morgan added.

“Although it has two large doors, the car can seat four adults and has a large boot that’s considerably deeper than that of the Supersports.

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“The Eva GT will be fun to drive, with sensitive hydraulic power steering and excellent chassis balance. The mass is evenly distributed within the axles and the car has short overhangs.”

Matt Saunders

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11 August 2010

Thank god someone at Morgan has finally seen the light and binned those ludicrously goofy headlights.

11 August 2010

i cant wait to see this car!

11 August 2010

When is a Morgan not a Morgan?

11 August 2010

Ettore Bugatti would be proud.

11 August 2010

Much as I like very long bonnets , I feel this car might be a little tricky to manage in traffic.Unless it has driver aids - side facing cameras a la 5-series.

11 August 2010

As long as they get the proportions right, and it's not too 'Batmobile', this will be one striking machine.


11 August 2010

Wow! This looks gorgeous. Hope it's as nice in the flesh. One will really cut a dash in one of those. Morgan are becoming quite the car to own. Hope the footballers don't buy them.

11 August 2010

I reeeeeally hope it looks like the sketch. If it does, it'll be stunning!

11 August 2010

[quote Uncle Mellow]

Much as I like very long bonnets , I feel this car might be a little tricky to manage in traffic.Unless it has driver aids - side facing cameras a la 5-series.

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Volvo for millionaires anyone?

14 August 2010

This car needs to be stunning in every detail. A very big job for Morgan. Spyker and Pagini go this right, lets hope Morgan can too.

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