New 170mph Bean Machine

ACCIDENT-prone Mr Bean has treated himself to a racy New Year present – one of the world’s fastest cars. Actor Rowan Atkinson, who plays the rubber-faced clown, has bought a super-quick £110,000 Morgan Aeromax. The British-built mean machine is a far cry from Mr Bean’s tatty yellow Austin Mini. The limited-edition Aeromax races from 0-60MPH in less than five seconds – and has a top speed of 170MPH. The motor has an amazing Batmobile-style gull-wing boot, 20-inch alloy wheels – and a whopping 4.4litre V8 engine. Worcestershire-based Morgan is making only 100 of the exclusive cars and Atkinson, 52, put down a £25,000 deposit to reserve his on the back of the success of his film, Mr Bean’s Holiday. The Blackadder star already has a collection of luxury motors including Aston Martins.  But he hopes the Aeromax has better luck than his £650,000 McLaren...

The Future of Morgan

Morgan confirms development of megnesium and aluminum. In a brief chat with The Telegraph, managing director of Morgan, Charles Morgan, talked about how the tiny UK automaker will navigate the future. Morgan believes that as long as the company can find a way to exploit niche products that the big automakers can’t or won’t do, and if his firm can be a test bed for new technologies, then there’s a way to retain both the Morgan spirit and independence. One of those upcoming technologies could be a new chassis material of magnesium and aluminum. The combination would allow Morgan to form its panels in the traditional way, but make them 20 percent lighter. You can watch him lay out the company’s present and future in the video below, and no matter the material we hope it includes the EvaGT.  

Morgan Design at Autodesk University Las Vegas 2012

  This summer, Morgan hosted a conference for the Autodesk Corporation’s European Automotive division, and its media base, at the factory in Malvern. Here It was demonstrated, how Morgan’s development team implement the latest digital design technologies and software into the vehicle creation process; In doing so, maximising efficiency and translating new designs from conception to reality with great accuracy. It was this unique combination of modern software technologies combined with Morgan’s history, traditional manufacturing methods and unique product, that resulted in Morgan Design’s Senior Designer, Jon Wells, being invited to promote this story at an Autodesk conference in America. “JW – Sketch to 3D on screen”   Autodesk University 2012 took place in Las Vegas this year. Over 10,000 designers, engineers and company officials, from all areas of industrial design and manufacture, amassed in the Mandalay Bay conference suites. Throughout the three day...