In a press release issued today by Morgan Motor Company, the English marque unveiled the new Morgan SP1. This vehicle is a one-off bespoke creation commissioned through the Morgan Special Projects Division.
Powering the SP1 is a naturally aspirated 3.7-liter Ford V6 engine, which is also used in the Morgan V6 Roadster. Working with the engine to provide an optimum ride is a new suspension setup, bespoke Engine Management System and custom sports exhaust system.
To start this engine, the driver must flick a series of roof-mounted toggle switches, with the final switch starting the engine.
The design of the Morgan Sp1 is a testament to the company’s ability to create some of the most unique and exciting vehicles. Morgan is known for constructing cars from wood, and the SP1 is no exception.
The wooden frame of the car is built using Ash Wood combined with African Bubinga Red Hardwood. The latter was chosen specifically by the client to “represent his business life spent on that continent,” according to the press release. These two woods have a wonderful color contrast that can be seen in the joints holding each part of the frame together. Hand-built over a wooden ‘egg box’ construction is an aluminum body, finished in a multi-coat paint finish.
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Beauty continues inside the Sp1, with one of the most astounding interiors we have seen. The driver and passenger seat are made of ergonomically shaped wood. Leather is used throughout the cabin, most notably being used to secure the iPad that has been installed to act as an infotainment system.
Morgan have truly outdone themselves with the SP1. This vehicle really shows their craftsmanship and ability to design a unique vehicle, the likes of which has never been seen before.
(Source: Morgan Motor Company)