Report: Morgan pushes back launch of EvaGT

2012 Morgan EvaGT

The Morgan EvaGT, which was supposed to lauch next March at the Geneva motor show, has been pushed back for more than two years by Morgan Motor Company.

At 2010’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Morgan Motor Company released the original design of its 2+2 coupe. With new technologies in development, the brand has decided to hold off on the March release so the new magnesium alloy technology can be used on the EvaGT. The new release is now expected for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

The MagMog project started back in November and is comprised of Superfoam Aluminium pantel suppliers, Coventry University, Penso Consulting Ltd design house, and Magnesium Elektron UK, specialists in magnesium usage. The Technology Strategy Board funded the roughly $1.8 million project for the new magnesium alloy.

Company chief Charles Morgan said: “While this delay is undesirable and inconvenient, we have taken the decision to pursue these projects to ensure the EvaGT is at the forefront of both environmental and safety technology.”

Magnesium alloy is expected to enhance the chassis in both performance and weight, as alminum is greater in density by 30 percent. Morgan’s goal is for it to make up the majority of material for the EvaGT.

– By: Alexandra Koken

Source: AutoCar