Eva GT uses lightweight bonded aluminium chassis and 306bhp BMW straight six; deliveries start 2012
19 August 2010

Morgan has stolen the show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance after it unveiled this: the sensational-looking Eva GT – a four-seater luxury grand tourer that will go into production at the Malvern-based sports car specialist’s factory in 2012.

The Eva GT will break new ground for Morgan by offering accommodation for four and their luggage, in a vehicle built using the firm’s unique aluminium body and chassis technologies.

Underneath the Eva GT lies a development of the same lightweight bonded aluminium chassis you’ll find in the Aeromax Supersports, and wrapped around it are superformed aluminium body panels similar to those adopted by the aircraft industry.

However, inside this new Morgan is a proper two-plus-two cabin layout and a generous boot, making it a much more practical offering than any of the Aero-series cars that have preceeded it.

“It’s intended to be capable as serving as everyday family transport as well as a luxury GT,” Charles Morgan told Autocar. “The rear seats will be comfortable for children and small adults, and should serve for occasional use for taller occupants.”

Allowing for that extra practicality, the Eva GT is longer than the 4.2-metre Aeromax, measuring 4.7-metres in length, 1.8-metres in width and 1.2-metres tall.

Just as it did for the Aero 8 and Aeromax, Morgan has gone to BMW to supply the powertrain for its new car. The Eva GT runs Munich’s 302bhp, 295lb ft twin-turbo straight six and, fitted with direct injection, it’ll make the car compatible with Euro 6-emissions regulations.

Weighing just 1250kg, the Eva GT should be capable of 62mph in around 4.5sec and 170mph flat out, but just as appealing to its owners will be its potential day-to-day fuel economy return of 40mpg and modest 200g/km CO2 emissions.

Those expecting antiquated features from the Eva GT will be surprised to find out that it will come with anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, xenon headlights, satellite navigation and the very latest multi-stage ‘smart’ airbags as standard. There will be a choice of two gearboxes with the car: a six-speed ZF automatic or six-speed manual.

Morgan hasn’t yet set final prices for the Eva GT as “they’ll depend on demand”, proprietor Charles Morgan told us, “but you can be confident that it’ll be cheaper than the Supersports”.

Expect it to be priced somewhere between £70,000-£85,000. Deposits are already being taken for delivery in 2012.

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15 August 2010

Totally Gorgeous! I'm absolutely taken aback by this lovely car. Please make it happen. Charles Morgan is a hero.

15 August 2010

But....but.... it's like modern.... I like it. Morgan the new TVR?

15 August 2010

A fantastic looking car build it Morgan exactly the way it is the world needs more cars like these special and different .

15 August 2010

Love it. Some nice detailing, especially the lower body "strakes" that run from the front bumper through to the doors (if thats the right word?) Its impressive that they are aiming to keep the price below £100k too- such an outlandish-looking & exclusive car could easily warrant a 6-figure price tag. Just hope they dont sell too many that they lose the exclusivity... but they are a business at the end of the day, you cant blame them for wanting to sell more cars.

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

15 August 2010

If I had £100k I'd buy this and a whole load of fuel, some pretty comprehensive insurance and employ someone part-time to polish the thing. It's amazing and sounds like it'd be amazing. I want one, a lot.

15 August 2010

Maserati interior?

15 August 2010

I wonder if anyone posts a negative comment. I think this is a specatacular design that is truly fresh and interesting. As far as I am concerned it doesn't have a bad angle. I particularly like the plan view - the symmetry is amazing. And congratulations if you can build it for that sort of money. Beautiful!

15 August 2010

the front reminds/looks a lot Bugatti.

the Veyron is a pig, a fast pig, the fastest.

the Morgan Eva GT is the most gorgeous pig.

any comments, Ron?

15 August 2010

well that looks retro and modern at the same time. if that is produced and looks anywhere near like that then they will have a stunning car. Here's hopping

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