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Morgan Eva GT unveiled


Morgan has entered new territory with its Eva GT - offering space for four people and their luggage

Morgan revealed its new Eva GT at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this week. The four-seat luxury grand tourer will go into production at the Malvern-based factory in 2012.

Built with Morgan's unique aluminium body and chassis technology, the Eva GT is longer than its 4.2-metre Aeromax sister, measuring 4.7-metres in length, 1.8-metres in width and 1.2-metres tall.

Inside is a two-plus-two cabin layout and generous boot, making it much more practical than any of the Aero-series cars produced by Morgan previously.

“It’s intended to be capable as serving as everyday family transport as well as a luxury GT,” Charles Morgan told Autocar magazine. “The rear seats will be comfortable for children and small adults, and should serve for occasional use for taller occupants.”

Morgan is using a BMW powertrain for for the Eva GT, running a 302hp, 295lb-ft twin-turbo straight six fitted with direct injection.

There will be a choice of two gearboxes with the car: a six-speed ZF automatic or six-speed manual.

Weighing just 1250kg, the Eva GT is predicted to reach 100kph in around 4.5 seconds, with an appealing fuel economy return of 40mpg and 200g/km CO2 emissions.

The Eva GT will come with anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, xenon headlights, satellite navigation and the latest multi-stage ‘smart’ airbags as standard.

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