A classic car show seems like a fitting place to launch a new Morgan, and that’s exactly what visitors to this year’s Pebble Beach event will be treated to.
The EvaGT is loosely based on the range-topping Aero Supersports, but has a fixed roof, steeply-raked windscreen and revised side window line, giving it a similar look to the limited-edition AeroMax. Morgan’s teaser pic suggests that the wings have been radically reshaped too. Are they actually integrated into the rest of the bodywork? It’s not clear and we doubt it, but if they have that would bring Morgan bang up to date – that date being about 1946.
What we do know is that in place of the Supersports’ 4.8-litre BMW V8, there’s a twin-turbo straight six from the same company mated to a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. It’s the drivetrain found under the bonnet of a 335i but in this case has around 400kg less car to move around. The 4.5sec 0-62mph time and 170mph top speed are identical to those of the V8 Supersports. But while that car can only return 25mpg, Morgan claims the EvaGT can do 40mpg and CO2 output drops from 2269g/km to 200g/km.
The EvaGT and it’s as yet undefined price will be officially revealed at the 60th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California on 15 August.