Morgan will pull the covers off a stunning one-off special commission called the SP1 at the Salon Prive supercar show in London this week.
The SP1 is the first commission from Morgan’s newly-formed Special Projects Division, and has been designed to showcase “the impressive craftsmanship and flexibility exhibited in every Morgan”.
Inspired by the 2009 Morgan LifeCar concept, the SP1 boasts bespoke and entirely hand-formed aluminium body panels – although the firm admits plenty of time was spent using digital design and simulation tools before construction began.
Under instruction from the customer who commissioned the first one-off Morgan from the Special Projects Division, Morgan has used Ash Wood and African Bubinga Red Hardwood for the car’s frame – this, it says, represents “his business life spent on that continent”.
To showcase the frame, all the joints within it have been left exposed.
Using the 3.7-litre V6 engine from the Morgan V6 Roadster, the SP1 has a custom sports exhaust system, bespoke ECU and a new suspension setup. Inside, it has a custom-installed infotainment system driven by an iPad that’s been installed in the dashboard.
The exterior multi-layer paint finish is unique, as is the natural aniline leather that’s been designed to ‘wear and distress’ with use, thus maturing with the owner.
“The SP1 truly celebrates the blend of craftsmanship and technology that Morgan is so famous for,” said the firm in a statement, “and is the perfect way to launch Morgan Special Projects, encompassing everything that this unique and highly skilled division of Morgan represents.” We should say so…
Tap the YouTube link below to watch the video of its creation, or scroll down to see more images of the bold and unmissable Morgan SP1.