Morgan and Pininfarina Unveil the Midsummer Speedster – Autoblog - Latest Global News

Morgan and Pininfarina Unveil the Midsummer Speedster – Autoblog

After its off-road CX-T, Morgan is going in a completely different direction with its latest special model, the Midsummer. This is intended for ideal conditions on asphalt roads and was developed with the help of the Italian design company Pininfarina. The result is the stripped-down, elongated and exquisitely trimmed runabout you see above.

The car is obviously based on the CX range of all-wheel-drive, composite aluminum chassis sports cars that Morgan currently produces, albeit with extensive changes to the design, both in terms of aesthetics and function. The grille has a vented panel reminiscent of the Super 3’s vents. There is a large front spoiler that reduces lift. It is made of polished stainless steel, as are the sills and the lower part of the rear. This tail has been extended for a bit of Art Deco flair. The case is also made of hand-formed aluminum, which takes 250 hours to produce. The entire car sits on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, which at 22 pounds each weigh 6.6 pounds less than the Plus Six’s standard 19-inch wheels.

The most striking aspect of the car is of course the reduced windshield and wood trim. The full glass windshield is no longer present and has been replaced with low, clear wind deflectors. And to particularly emphasize the look, teak wood panels were installed on the top of the dashboard and in the free space above the doors. These were made from hundreds of thin pieces of teak stacked together. It is also a nod to Morgans’ history of using metal panel body panels over wooden frames, as well as the metal forming stands used in the factory.

The interior gets completely unique analog dials as well as a forged aluminum steering wheel. This example is also equipped with oxblood leather upholstery, which creates a nice contrast to the cream-colored paintwork. The only part that looks a bit strange is the gear lever, which looks like it was taken straight from BMW.

There’s not much that can be done about that, as the Morgan Midsummer, like the Plus Six, relies on a BMW drivetrain. It is a turbocharged inline-six paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Morgan hasn’t provided exact specifications, but it’s expected to be at least as powerful as the Plus Six, which makes 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

Morgan will build 50 examples of the Midsummer. Production will begin in the third quarter of this year and will ultimately end next year. Interested customers are encouraged to contact the company with design ideas. No price was mentioned, but the old saying about asking for a price is definitely true. Morgan also plans to take the Midsummer to the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​for its first public appearance.

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