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Morgan Motor Company celebrates 110 years with four 110 Anniversary models

Only a few carmakers can boast of being in existence for more than century. One of these is Morgan Motor Company, a family-owned British carmaker that founded by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan. Based in Malvern, Worcestershire, Morgan will be celebrating its 110th year anniversary next year (2019) and it will do so with a loud band – by releasing a new range of ‘110 Anniversary’ models.

Currently, Morgan has four vehicles on its range -- the 1.6-liter 4/4, 2.0-liter Plus 4, the 3.7-liter V6-powered Roadster and the 3 Wheeler. It used to be five, but Morgan discontinued V8-engined Plus Eight earlier this year.

The range will include four ‘110 Anniversary’ models, each featuring distinct celebratory badging to indicate its importance as a 110 edition vehicle. According to Morgan, each 110 edition model will feature a specially selected performance as well as styling options that come at no extra charge.

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Morgan confirms start of production of Electric 3 Wheeler in 2018

Morgan Motor Company said that the Electric 3 Wheeler will begin production in 2018. Once it goes on sale, it will showcase traditional craftsmanship combined with the latest in EV technology.

Powering this model is an electric motor, as well as batteries, both of which are manufactured by Frazer-Nash Energy Systems. In fact, it is this partnership with Frazer-Nash that allowed Morgan to finally begin production of the EV3.

When the EV3 is officially released, it will become the first ever electric vehicle from Morgan. It will also be the first model from Morgan to have body construction that features composite panels. Indeed, this latest three-wheeler offering from Morgan offers a number of firsts for the brand.

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Morgan Motor releases limited edition 4/4 for 80th anniversary

Morgan Motor Company is releasing a limited edition 4/4 to celebrate its 80th anniversary. To complement this milestone, only 80 units will be made, all of which will be purely handcrafted and will showcase different features inspired by the early models.

The introduction of the first 4-4 from the company marked its change to 4-wheeled vehicles and started what would become the newest chapter in its history. Though it was first conceptualized in 1935, it was in October 15, 1936, that it made its official debut during the London Motor Show at Olympia.

At that time, the 4-4 was a lightweight and an affordable vehicle whose performance was proven during local trials done in the UK. Though the name was later changed to 4/4, it continued to be the basis for the company’s model range. It has since been in production for 80 years, taking a break only during World War II.

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Morgan to introduce the Three Wheeler in the United States

There are plans for Morgan‘s radical Three-wheeler to be sold via three U.S. dealerships later in 2012, according to company chief Charles Morgan. Last year, the famous British sports-car maker had launched the two-seat, front-engined sports car. It is based on the Liberty Ace, a three-wheeler that was designed in the U.S.

Notably, Seattle-based Liberty also makes sidecars for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The project was bought by Morgan from Liberty. Morgan then restyled it and extensively redeveloped it to build a sporty, retro-look three-wheeler that took inspiration from the three-wheel sports cars that Morgan built between 1911 and 1953 as well as from historic fighter planes. What resulted was an open two-seater that weighed 1,155 pounds and that was equipped with an 80hp 2.0-liter V-twin engine made by S&S of Wisconsin.

Power is sent to the single rear wheel through a Mazda Miata five-speed transmission, enabling the model to accelerate to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The base Three-wheeler is priced at $40,000 in the UK (without taxes). It features leather upholstery, fly screens, an alloy steering wheel, wire front wheels, polished exhausts and aluminum aircraft-style toggle switches. Morgan, the grandson of the firm’s founder HFS Morgan, intends to sell the car through three dealerships in the U.S. One of the three is Seattle-based Liberty. The identity of the other two dealerships has yet to be confirmed but it’s rumored that it will be in California and the East Coast.

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It appears that Morgan wants to take the green path as the British sports car manufacturer revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show the Plus E Concept. The new car is powered by a new derivative of Zytek's 70kW (94bhp) 300Nm electric engine, mounted in the transmission tunnel and mated to a conventional five-speed manual gearbox. When the clutch pedal is pressed, electronic controls automatically match motor revs to the output shaft speed to ensure a perfect change. According to the manufacturer, the Plus E Concept is able to travel for up to 120 miles or 193 km on a single charge.

The engine delivers 120 kW or 160 hp and 380 Nm of torque and is able to push the car from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 6 seconds while the top speed is limited to 115 mph (185 km/h). Still, we must not forget that the Plus E is just a concept but Morgan promises that if the customers want it, they will get it.

Morgan’s operations director Steve Morris said: "We wanted to see how much fun you can have in an electric sports car, so we have built one to help us find out. The Plus E combines Morgan's traditional look with high-technology construction and a powertrain that delivers substantial torque instantly at any speed. With the manual gearbox to increase both touring range and driver involvement, it will be a fantastic car to drive."

Read the entire article 2012 Geneva Motor Show: Morgan Plus E Concept is fast and quiet

Morgan Motor Co. will revive its Morgan Plus 8 vehicle as a new and full -ledged model at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Morgan will display two versions of the Plus 8: a production variant that runs with BMW’s 4.8-litre normally aspirated V8; and a prototype sports car labeled ‘Plus-e.’ The production Plus 8 will be presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show along with the company’s all-aluminum ‘Aero’-series flagship vehicles, and the six-cylinder Morgan Roadster.

The production Plus 8 uses a bonded and riveted aluminum chassis, instead of the galvanized steel ladder chassis that carries the Roadster and Plus 4. The production Plus 8 has slightly smaller proportions than the Aero Supersports, with a curb weight of around 1100kg without fluids.

Described by Morgan as its ‘most comfortable classic model,’ the Plus 8 featured a leather upholstered cockpit, a high quality audio system and a double-lined convertible roof.  The Plus 8 is powered by a V8 engine with up to 390bhp in output with manual transmission as standard.

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The launch of the 2+2 coupé, the Morgan EvaGT, will take place at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. Delayed for over two years, the new EvaGT from Morgan Motor Company was initially believed to debut at the Geneva motor show next March. Its preliminary design was seen at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in the U.S. in 2010. However, it is currently in development of a magnesium alloy technology that it hopes to use in the design of the new machine.

In the last six months, Morgan secured funding from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to enable it to participate in and handle a £1.4 million collaborative project that makes use of revolutionary materials in a chassis application.

This project, known as MagMog, started in November. The partners include design house Penso Consulting Ltd, panel supplier Superform Aluminium, Coventry University and Magnesium Elektron UK, which specializes in magnesium usage.

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Zytek and Radshape have teamed up with Morgan on a project to create a prototype electric sportscar based on the Supersports chassis. Morgan is working with this group of British technology specialists to develop an electric sportscar concept.

The Morgan +E programme aims to build two electric concepts, which will be launched next year. They are set to replace the 4.8 litre BMW V8 with Zytek’s high power-density electric powertrain that distributes power through a regular gearbox.

Steve Morris, Morgan’s Operations Director, said that this is “an exciting investigation” into the possibility of building a zero-emissions Morgan with a performance that’s nearly at the same levels as a supercar.

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Mole Valley is selling a Morgan Aeromax for about £100,000. Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond, the owner of this model, is famous for owing several extreme examples of performance cars such as Land Rovers and Porsches. Only 100 units of the Morgan Aeromax have ever been produced, but only half a dozen of these were in right-hand drive with a manual gearbox. The one being offered here is one of those six units.

The Morgan Aeromax, a coupe variation of the Aero 8, had cost from £110,000. A few of its famous customers include Richard Hammond, Rowan Atkinson and Paul O'Grady.

The Aero 8 is equipped with a BMW V8 engine, which delivers 367 hp (274 kW) at 6100 rpm, enabling the supercar to reach a top speed of over 170 mph (270 km/h). It is hand-built in a style reminiscent of the 1930s luxury cars. It is often compared to the Batmobile in the recent Batman films.

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The 2011 update of the iconic Morgan ThreeWheeler, a fusion of old and new, is being launched to bring the fun factor back in driving. Its powertrain is a V Twin fuel injected engine paired with a Mazda 5 speed (and reverse) gearbox, resulting in smooth "get in and drive" convenience with the excitement of extreme performance.

A reinforced tubular chassis and twin rollbars are provided for the driver’s and passengers’ safety and a sturdy V belt gives traction to the reinforced rear tire. Like its predecessor, the 2011 Morgan Threewheeler holds long distance speed records for one-liter cars set in the 1930.

Its exposed chassis and aluminum tub and the pronounced bullet shape are accompanied by the aeroplane profile of the 2011 Morgan ThreeWheeler’s sides. Its shape is that of a powerful yet gentle missile at the front leading to a beetle-back tail at the rear.

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The Morgan Motor Co. is going back to its roots. For a start, its iconic Threewheeler is making a comeback in 2011 – exactly 58 years since it was last sold. The 2011 Morgan Threewheeler, which weighs 500kg, is powered by an 1800cc V-Twin engine from Harley Davidson and equipped with a Mazda five-speed gearbox.

Its engine delivers 100bhp at the rear wheel and is believed to push the aluminum trike to sprint from zero to 60mph in 4.5 seconds and to hit a maximum speed of 115mph. It is offered in eight exterior colors, with each accented by black components in matte or gloss finish.

Customers can also opt between black or tan leather. The interior features aircraft-style toggle switches for the different accessories and a “bomb release” style start button.

Read the entire article 2011 Morgan Threewheeler announced, will receive Harley-Davidson engine

The introduction of a new model from the unique automaker, Morgan, will complete the Centenary year celebration. In line with the usual practice of doing things their way, it is a delight to present the new model: the SuperSport Junior Pedal Car.

Intended to be made together with the regular lineup of vehicles at the plant, the 2/3rd scale SuperSports Junior pedal car will attract the younger element of the Morgan brotherhood.

Appropriate for children 6-13 years old, it needs energetic pedal power instead of petrol or hydrogen for mobility. In keeping with the core Morgan values it keeps the renowned high potency to weight ratio.

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With three concept car world premiers scheduled from custom coach-makers Stile Bertone and Zagato, and a retro sports-car for Morgan, this year's Italian Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is certainly going to be a blast.

The highly anticipated concept from Bertone, a V8 two-seater created with lightweight materials, is intended to be development of the B.A.T. 11 from last year.

The new Zagato concept is still under a tight lid until its introduction, but there are talks saying that the car could be the final production model of the Perana Z-One which was revealed recently.

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A brand new variant of its spectacular, limited-run flagship, called the Aeromax SuperSports concept, was unveiled by Morgan today at the Villa d’Este Concourse d’Eleganza in Italy. Insiders from the company says that its about 95 percent match for a roadster variant of the Morgan Aeromax that is due for production next year.

The new vehicle comes with a lower ride height compared to the coupe, with an overall profile lowered by 40mm. Two removable panels compose the roof which can be stored inside its large trunk, offering a coupe-like ride when fitted and a roadster driving experience when down. The Morgan Aeromax SuperSports to a large degree appears like the 2008 Aeromax coupe under its aluminum ‘superformed’ skin.

In other words, it employs an extruded and bonded aluminum chassis with dual-wishbone suspension, and is equipped with a 367bhp 4.8 liter V8 unit from BMW that drives the wheels at the rear. Just like all other Morgan sports cars, the latest Aeromax SuperSports is fitted with English ash in its construction.

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The amazing hydrogen-driven LIFEcar (Lightweight Fuel Efficient Car) was the most modern and improbable car to come out from the British sports car company Morgan was reported to still have a role as a hybrid electric car in the future. The company is working in partnership with Oscar Automotive, the universities of Cranefield and Oxford, and QinetiQ to promote the Morgan LIFEcar by early 2012.

The company has now gone beyond the hydrogen fuel cell stack that the 2008 show car was originally equipped with. Although hydrogen was an ideal fuel for Morgan, its availability was its greatest drawback. Currently, the company is seeking an alternative with considerations encompassing both gasoline and diesel together with LPG and biofuel, and clearly the car's platform needs to be modified to accommodate the new engine.  

The LIFEcar project was announced in the autumn of 2006 and was shown as a finished product at the 2008 Geneva motor show. With the 30bhp fuel cell stack, four advanced electric motors and high transfer-rate ultra capacitors instead of batteries, the LIFEcar was intended to be as lightweight and fuel efficient as it can be.

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This sketch of the Morgan Eva GT provided exclusively by the company to Autocar is a preview of the latest model from one of Britain's few remaining independent sports car makers. Official details about this new Morgan vehicle will be announced during its launch this weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California this weekend.

But it's believed that this two-plus-two coupe is based on the firm's bonded aluminum Aeromax platform and features BMW's 302bhp 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight six engine. With a weight that'sless than 1.3 tons, this car is expected to accelerate from zero to 60mph in less than 5.0sec and averages 40mpg.

Morgan director Charles Morgan said that production of the Eva GT will start at Pickerleigh Rd in 2012. Morgan plans to build 100 cars for this series and will begin taking deposits this Sunday.

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