The EvaGT is an unusual design, looking a bit like a two-tone bat mobile. Project Vampire perhaps!
DECEMBER 13 2013
Morgan Motor Company announced today that the EvaGT will not be launched until the Geneva Autoshow 2014. Charles Morgan of MMC had the following to say:
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Magnesium is the lightest structural metal available, 30% less dense than
aluminium and is the eighth most abundant elements globally. Due to its inherent properties, use of sheet magnesium for vehicle structural applications will require hot-forming, increasingly being adopted by premium car manufacturers as it can produce larger and more complex panels. Morgan Motor Company intends to provide the initial route to market by adopting the developed technologies on its next generation of premium sports car, the EvaGT.
Somewhat American-ised rear end with a hint of Corvette and Chrysler (GM) custom car perhaps.
The Morgan Motor Company is a British motor car manufacturer. The family-owned company was founded in 1910 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan
Morgan 3 wheeler at Olympia in 1931
Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan, generally known as "HFS", was an employee of the Great Western Railway, who bought his first car in 1902 at the age of 21. In 1904, he left his railway job and co-founded a motor sales and servicing garage in Malvern Link. In 1909, he designed and built car for his own use. He began production a year later and the company prospered. Morgan continued to run it until he died at age 77 in 1959.
featured on the "Troubleshooter" series of television programs
with Sir John Harvey-Jones giving advice on seizing the moment and
Morgan runabout 3 wheeler from 1912
V TWIN MODELS
The early cars were two-seat or four-seat three-wheelers, and are therefore considered to be cyclecars. Three-wheeled vehicles avoided the British tax on cars by being classified as motorcycles. Competition from small cars like the
Austin 7 and the original Morris Minor, with comparable economy and price and better comfort, made cyclecars less attractive.
1937 V twin Morgan 3 wheeler
2011 THREE WHEELER
The Morgan Motor Company announced that they would launch the "3 Wheeler" in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. The 3 Wheeler was initially said to have a Harley-Davidson Screaming Eagle V-twin engine and a Mazda 5-speed manual transmission, and was estimated to deliver 115 horsepower (86 kW) at the rear wheel. However, there was a surprise when the prototype that was shown at Geneva had an S&S engine. Production three-wheelers turned out to have S&S engines.
The kerb weight was originally estimated to be less than 500 kilograms (1,102 lb), but the final weight was tested at 550 kg. The acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) was estimated by Morgan to occur in 4.5 seconds, with an (estimated) top speed of 115 miles per hour (185 km/h). The three-wheeler is to be homologated as a motorcycle in the United States.
The company states that 850 deposits have been taken since the announcement in 2011. Customer deliveries began in Europe in February 2012. USA deliveries are not expected before June 2012, when the first imported three-wheeler was displayed in New York City and at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance. The Morgan 3 Wheeler was featured in a Series 18 episode of UK motoring show Top Gear where presenter Richard Hammond picked the Morgan 3 Wheeler in a comparison of track-day cars. The 3 Wheeler won the "Not-A-Car of the Year 2011" in Top Gear.
Fantastic. A modern, high-performance version of the original concept with an eco class engine, although we do admire Harley Davidson V-twins for reasons that Arnie could explain. We're equally keen on the Indian V-twin because of Burt Munro, but one has to move with the times.
Probably the world's fastest recharging (around one minute) electric city sports car - prototype being constructed with timber frames in May 2014. Imagine this car as a production model with an aluminium chassis and magnesium body panels. Mmmmm.
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