Studio visit: Morgan Motor Company

Morgan 4-4 80th Anniversary edition

I pitched an article to Car Design News about Morgan, the time-warp British sports car manufacturer.

While the company’s products retain 1940s style most are now high-tech under the skin, using advanced materials and techniques such as superformed aluminium, which is widely used in aerospace but still a rarity among road vehicles.

Jonathan Wells, Morgan’s head of design, very kindly spent a couple of hours guiding me around the factory and talking about the company’s approach to design and engineering.

Key quote
“We’ve never gone with the masses. It’s not doing what everyone else is doing that defines us”
Jonathan Wells, head of design, Morgan Motor Company