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      08-15-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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Morgan Eva GT: BMW-Powered Sports Coupe

Morgan has released some images and specs of its new Morgan Eva GT Sports Coupe, powered by BMW's twin turbo N54 motor, which is predicted to propel the 2755 lbs car from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. It will be available in 6 speed auto or manual transmission.

Despite its decidedly sports car shape, the Morgan says the car is targeted at young families with its 4 seat layout. We suspect that the rear seats will be 911 like however, only good for very young children. The Eva GT's design takes cues from sports car classics such as the Frazer Nash BMW 328 from the 1950's.

The Eva GT has an all aluminum body / bonded aluminum chassis and weighs in at just 2755lbs (1250kg).

No official price has yet been released, but Morgan has said that the price will be competitive with other cars in its class (whatever that may be). A 5000 deposit is required for interested owners and the first Eva GT's will be delivered beginning mid-2012.

Claimed performance specs (subject to change):
  • BMW 3.0-liter straight six mono twin turbo with direct petrol injection 306bhp and 400Nm torque
  • Euro 5 and 6 compliant at 200 gms Co2/km, US FMVSS, CARB and EPA approved.
  • 40 mpg / 7.06 litres/100kms
  • 6 speed sport automatic or 6 speed manual gearbox.
  • Rear wheel drive with fully independent intelligent suspension
  • Aluminium body panels with a laminated internal safety structure.
  • Predicted weight of 2755 lbs/1250 kg
  • Predicted 0-60 mph 4.5 seconds/ 0-100km/h 4.5 seconds
  • Predicted top speed 170mph / 273 km/h


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      08-15-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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The artist sure does love him some Volks...

Design: Meh
Claims: 40mpg with n54, good luck.
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      08-15-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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The artist sure does love him some Volks...

Design: Meh
Claims: 40mpg with n54, good luck.
I saw that as well and thought the same thing.

I am wondering if Richard Hammond from Top Gear is going to be buying this one since he crashed his last one.
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aww, did he crash it.. hes so rubbish at not crashing
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      08-15-2010, 03:34 PM   #5
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hmm with the substantially lighter weight, i can see around average of 30mpg but not 40...

but i think their measurements are European mpg and not the US mpg figures
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oh i should add this is absolutely gorgeous..

.. and i want it.

what do these retail at, like 100k isn't it?

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Soo..... ugly..... never liked Morgan
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n54? in that?
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nice, as much as i hate those wheels they look good on that design. they just need to put the steering wheel on the other side.
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That is a nice Morgan! I've always wanted one.
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I like the car but the N54 engine???
With that looooong hood, I would wanna have the S65 V-10 M5 engine.
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hahah nice photoshop on a maserati granturismo. look at the interior and exhaust pipes. blatant photoshop. car was since revealed though, looks beautiful. http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/15/m...-pebble-beach/
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That's a looooooong hood! I think two N54's will fit in there.Ha,ha,ha!
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Here are some real life pics from Monterey 2010.

And what are you guys talking about...this car looks stunning.








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3rd render = sexy as hell
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Will we get these in the US??
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The artist sure does love him some Volks...
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i think this car looks amazing.
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Sadly I somehow doubt the mirrors will pass the various legislations around the globe...
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