Morgan's Upcoming 'Wide Body' Has a New Powertrain

Morgans of the past have been powered by a wide range of engines, including ones from Rover, Ford and BMW. But their new car will come with a powertrain never before installed in a Morgan. We expect to see turbos, with electrification down the line.

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What you see above is the "CX-GEN PT-19" mule of an all-new generation of Morgans, hidden under a barely camouflaged classic Roadster body. Morgan's so-called 'Wide Body' flagship will be built on a new bonded aluminum platform, with an equally new powertrain that's promised to make it "the most dynamically capable production Morgan ever."

Since the last V8-powered Aero GTs came with 367 horsepower, we might be looking at a car with an output in the 400-horsepower region, or even beyond.

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What's for sure is the Morgan says that they car will be launched as early as this year. And depending on how quickly the small sports car brand can "reevaluate" its much delayed electrification program, a hybrid variant is certainly in the cards. It's 2019, after all.

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