Morgan Midsummer By Pininfarina

In a union of timeless craftsmanship and innovative design, Morgan Motor Company and Pininfarina S.p.A. proudly introduce Midsummer, a limited-edition masterpiece commemorating the art of coachbuilding. Limited to just 50 examples, Midsummer epitomizes the collaborative vision of two esteemed coachbuilders, reinterpreting the classic Morgan silhouette with contemporary flair.

Rooted in the golden age of European barchetta designs, Midsummer pays homage to the iconic Morgan aesthetic while embracing modern engineering advancements. Crafted on Morgan’s cutting-edge CX-Generation Bonded Aluminium Platform, each Midsummer model boasts a six-cylinder turbocharged engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering an unparalleled driving experience.

Massimo Fumarola, CEO of Morgan Motor Company, expressed pride in presenting Midsummer as a testament to Morgan’s heritage and craftsmanship. He emphasized its dedication to providing enthusiasts with an unconventional, sensory driving experience that embodies Morgan’s core values of excellence and innovation.

Giuseppe Bonollo, SVP Sales & Marketing at Pininfarina, hailed the collaboration as a milestone in coachbuilding history, blending Morgan’s century-old tradition with Pininfarina’s legendary design expertise. He noted that Midsummer, adorned with the ‘Pininfarina Fuoriserie’ badge, marks a groundbreaking achievement in automotive design.

Morgan Midsummer By Pininfarina

Midsummer’s design journey epitomizes the meticulous collaboration between Morgan and Pininfarina. Drawing inspiration from each brand’s heritage and philosophy, the design process involved extensive exploration and mutual exchange, resulting in a model that seamlessly blends Morgan’s iconic elements with Pininfarina’s timeless elegance.

The exterior of Midsummer exudes eccentric elegance, reminiscent of classic automotive designs of the late ’30s and early ’40s. From its striking rear three-quarter angle to its meticulously sculpted wooden structures, every detail reflects a meticulous blend of tradition and innovation.

Under the hood, Midsummer delivers a raw and visceral driving experience, characteristic of Morgan sports cars. With a target dry weight of just 1,000kg and adjustable Nitron dampers, it promises unparalleled agility and performance on the road.

Matt Hole, Chief Technical Officer at Morgan Motor Company, praised Midsummer’s engineering excellence, underscoring the seamless integration of craft and technology. He emphasized that the project has set a new standard for Morgan’s future models, elevating the brand’s integrity and innovation.

Named after the midsummer season and inspired by the scenic landscapes of the Malvern Hills, Midsummer represents the pinnacle of automotive artistry and craftsmanship. With its limited production and individualized consultation process, each Midsummer model promises to be a unique masterpiece, cherished by enthusiasts worldwide.

As Midsummer prepares to make its public debut at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed, it stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of coachbuilding and the boundless creativity born from collaboration between two iconic brands.

Midsummer Specifications

  • Limited edition: Only 50 examples will be produced.
  • Platform: Based on Morgan’s latest CX-Generation Bonded Aluminium Platform.
  • Engine: Equipped with a six-cylinder turbocharged engine.
  • Transmission: Features an eight-speed automatic transmission.
  • Weight: Target dry weight of just 1,000kg.
  • Suspension: Adjustable Nitron dampers tuned specifically for Midsummer.
  • Wheels: Lightweight forged 19-inch wheels designed exclusively for Midsummer, reducing weight by over three kilograms compared to the Plus Six wheel.
  • Tires: Fitted with new Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tires for dynamic consistency and feedback.
  • Wood Detailing: Utilizes teak wood on the exterior body to create visible shoulder lines, showcasing craftsmanship and heritage.
  • Production Timeline: Production begins in the third quarter of 2024 and concludes in 2025, marking Morgan’s 115th year.
  • Public Debut: Anticipated debut at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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