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Morgan Eva GT Revealed

Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700

The Morgan Eva GT revealed at Pebble Beach this weekend

The Morgan Eva GT started with a tease, as all cars do. We couldn’t see the point of the follow up sketch of the Eva GT just days before the planned reveal at this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance. And we rather expected the Eva GT to be a bit of a let down after the sketch and the teaser image. But it’s not.

The Eva GT looks stunning. And it’s modern, with its bonded aluminium chassis and superformed aluminium body panels making this a complete 21st century Morgan. It’s also like no Morgan you’ve seen before. It’s a proper, 4 seat Grand Tourer, and it’s also bigger than any other Morgan at 4.7 metres long.

The Morgan Eva GT Live at Pebble Beach

As we already know from the tease Morgan has gone to BMW for the power, fitting a 302bhp twin turbo straight six which is clever enough to meet Euro 6 emissions, never mind next year’s Euro 5 standards. It will also give the Eva GT a 0-60mph in the mid-4 seconds and a top speed of 170mph through a choice of either a six-speed auto or manual ‘box.

Amazingly, because of its weight – just 1250kg – and it’s efficiency, it will manage 40mpg (right foot in check only) and a relatively tame 200g/km in emissions. The Eva GT will also get plenty of modern toys with ABS, Xenons, SatNav and multi-stage airbags fitted.

Morgan aren’t saying how much the Eva GT will be when it arrives in 2012 (Morgan say that depends to some degree on demand) but will be less than the Aeromax.

Expect around £75,000.

By Cars UK