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2012 Morgan Electric Aero Supersports


As if we haven’t been inundated with all these companies releasing EV sports cars recently, Morgan - yep, the very same brand that brought back the Three Wheeler - is laying the groundwork for its own electric sports car concept.

Together with British companies Zytek and Radshape, Morgan is in the development stages of building a prototype model that’s based on the Supersports chassis. If everything goes according to plan, two electric concepts being built under the Morgan +E program will be featured next year carrying a new high power-density electric powertrain courtesy of Zytek. This powertrain is being prepared as a new derivative of the company’s 70kW, 300 Nm electric powertrain that is already being used on some cars in the US.

For their part, Morgan is looking into exploring different avenues to further enhance their brand ever since its recent revival from obscurity. “This is an exciting investigation into the potential for a zero-emissions Morgan with near supercar performance,” says Morgan’s Operations Director, Steve Morris.

“By working closely with Zytek and Radshape, who already have considerable expertise in this field, we aim to make this a realistic concept that could lead to further developments if demand and other factors prove favorable.”

While this smells like an attempt by Morgan to keep abreast of the times by introducing an electric sports car concept, we’d be very surprised if this whole project makes it past the prototype phase. Not that we don’t want to see one on the road; it’s just that it speaks more about it being a feasibility study than it is about actually producing the car.




9 comments:

I sincerely got this soft heart for vintage vehicle. I think their classic look is
seriously awesome. Anyway, I like the detailing of this Morgan. However, I don’t trust
electric vehicles.

It looks like an old-fashioned limousine for me! smiley Anyway, I’m not really into this vehicle, but I still would like to wait for the official details of it, especially on its engine specification.

It doesn’t look like a sports vehicle for me, instead it looks like a limousine car in 80s or 60s. smiley Anyway, I really don’t believe in the capacity of an electric car. Therefore, I’m not so impressed with it.

Are they really had a plan to put this one on the market? Anyway, this kind of car is absolutely suited on a couple. It seems very romantic! smiley In any case, I would surely wait for the debut and production of it.

Yeah, I guess that’s the reason why there’s no three wheel driving around. I was thinking on what is the speed performance of the vehicle?

Its nice to hear that there’s still a vintage car that was out in the market. And yes, I have watched the reason why there’s no three-wheeled vehicle. The car is not that reliable.

Most concept of Morgan is not that impressive. It is a 2012 car, why in this world Morgan will create this stuff? And one more thing, he considered this as a sports car, does it looks like a sports car?

Yeah, I have watched that video in Youtube. I really feel pain everytime Jeremy fall because of the difficult balance of the vehicle. Well, I really don’t think that this car is reliable.

Three-Wheeler vehicle.. Are they serious? well, I really don’t think that it’s a good idea to drive a car like this. If I could remember, Jeremy Clarkson have told us on why there’s no three wheeler that drive around. He tested the Reliant.

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