Morgan confirm new sports car for 2019

They tease us with a new sports car, even if the style hasn't changed since the 1940s...

2y ago
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Morgan has even us a snippet of joy with a confirmation of their new sports car for 2019. At the moment, it is known internally as the 'Wide Body' and uses a brand new bonded aluminium chassis. Marking the 110-years anniversary, this new car will feature a new powertrain as well as that new chassis - claiming it is twice as stiff as the previous ones.

Credit: Morgan

Credit: Morgan

This new engine will be smaller than the BMW V8 that they fit in the Aero 8 and Plus 8 models. This is the only sad part of this news - they will stop using the V8 after 2019. The final examples of those cars will be kept as apart of the Morgan heritage fleet. They have been fitting V8 engines to their cars for 50 years. That will be a sad day.

Credit: Morgan

Credit: Morgan

Morgan claims that the 'Wide Body' is positioned above the Roaster, Plus 4 and the 4/4 in performance - yet it's not been designed to replace the Plus 8 or the Aero 8. Those will be replaced in the years to come. So that sounds like more exciting news will be on the way.

Graham Chapman, Morgan's technology director, says next year's launch "is the culmination of several years of unprecedented development in design and engineering for Morgan. This has produced the most advanced development programme in Morgan's history, the results of which we cannot wait to share with our customers worldwide".

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Comments (16)

  • Exciting as I have a experience voucher to use up for a tour of the Morgan factory next year

      2 years ago
  • That’s the point where James would say “Good News “ ! (Referring to the Dacia Sandero) in this case it’s a Morgan.

      2 years ago
  • Morgan makes me consider selling my body.

      2 years ago
  • Another visit to de ol' xerox machine with their 1950's car designs for Morgan...

    Will be cross-eyed with excitement for it, tho...

      2 years ago
  • I do love Morgan, Shame, I can't afford one. If you get chance do the factory tour, it's brilliant.

      2 years ago
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