Morgan Eva GT

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Eva GT
Overview
Manufacturer Morgan Motor Company
Model years 2012–
Body and chassis
Body style Grand tourer
Powertrain
Engine BMW N54
Transmission 6-speed manual or automatic
Dimensions
Curb weight 1,250 kilograms (2,760 lb)

The Morgan Eva GT was a proposed 2+2 Grand tourer to be developed by Morgan Motor Company of Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.[1]

Launched at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance show in California with a display of a clay mockup, it was to share the chassis of the Aeromax SuperSports, but with an elongated body. The car also was to have a 302 brake horsepower (225 kW) twin-turbo straight six, making the car Euro 6-emissions compliant.[2] The car's official press release noted it was expected to achieve 40 mpg and would have been offered with a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission, and rear wheel drive only. With aluminum body panels, Morgan expected the car to weigh 1,250 kilograms (2,760 lb). Along with these specifications it was speculated the Eva GT would reach 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 170 miles per hour (270 km/h).[3]

It was expected to be priced between £70,000-£85,000, deposits were originally taken for delivery in 2012.[2]

However, in 2012, the Company announced it its deliveries would be delayed to 2014 to allow for the use of magnesium alloy technology. The company reported that they had spent £1.4 million in such development.

In early 2013, dealers confirmed that the model had been cancelled. Customer's £5000 deposits would be returned when requested or could be used for the purchase of a different model.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carmaker Morgan unveils Eva GT". BBC News. August 15, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Stunning Morgan Eva GT revealed". AutoCar. August 15, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Monterrey 2010: Morgan EvaGT makes debut at Pebble Beach". Autoblog. August 15, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2010.