Morgan Unveils One-Off SP1 at London’s Salon Prive

Combines a 320-hp V6 with a hand-crafted body inspired by 2008’s LifeCar concept.

Morgan has just revealed the SP1, the first product to emerge from the British carmaker’s new Special Projects division. The one-off creation consists of a steel chassis and egg-crate wooden frame (using a blend of ash and African Bubinga red hardwood), and handcrafted aluminum bodywork with styling inspired by the LifeCar concept. Underhood, the same 3.7-liter Ford V6 powering the Morgan V6 Roadster comes with a custom ECU and sports exhaust system, giving it 320 hp, up from the Roadster's 280 hp.

Inside, aniline leather upholstery and metal combine with the aforementioned woods, while occupants can enjoy messing with the iPad-based infotainment system that comes strapped to the dash with hand-stitched leather straps, as well as the roof-mounted toggle switches that start the ignition sequence. The Morgan SP1 is on display now at the Salon Prive show in London.

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