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Morgan at the London motor show 2008

Wed, 23 Jul 2008

By James Foxall and and CAR reader reporter asp

Motor Shows

23 July 2008 16:02

Considering Morgan has been making largely the same cars since the Ark was launched it’s a bit much to expect the tiny Malvern firm to have much new to shout about.

The firm has actually managed to come up with a new Sport derivative of its evergreen 4/4. The £26,221 model has been stripped out so it now weighs just 800kg. Using the Ford Sigma 1.6 its emissions are a respectable 139g/km.

The model of the firm’s Lifecar is brilliant at whetting the appetite for the new car. It makes it all the more frustrating that the lightweight hydrogen powered coupe isn’t ready to drive yet. The good news is the firm is testing a running chassis. The bad news is that getting such a complex machine production ready won’t be the work of a moment.

Morgan’s hoods still look like they’ve been hand stitched by my blind grandmother. And the bright orange on the already aesthetically challenged Aero 8 is simply a step too far.

Morgan continues to re-invent itself as the eco-friendly sportscar maker.

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By James Foxall and and CAR reader reporter asp