Eadon Green’s Morgan Aero 8-style Black Cuillin coupé is about to join the long list of desirable sports cars turned out by British concerns since the dawn of motoring.
Due to be revealed at the Geneva motor show (9-19 March), the Black Cuillin is will be the first creation of Eadon Green, a Shoreditch, London based startup whose logo depicts a coat of arms with the word ‘Integrity’ and race flags, suggesting that performance will be a focus.
Detail information is thin on the ground, but the artfully-blurred leaked images show a coupé that blends classic looks and vintage design with more modern touches like a digital gear indicator and contemporary switchgear.
We’re not master craftsmen here, but the combination of what looks like walnut veneer and silver-inlay script on the dash seems to be pretty well executed. The maritime-themed clock is by Garrick England, who produce Swiss-movement timepieces from a Norfolk workshop.
It’s thought that the Black Cuillan will be powered by a V12 engine capable of revving to 7000rpm. The 170mph speedo suggests a top speed in the order of 150-155mph, but the aerodynamic limits imposed by the retro body style, plus the origin of the Black Cuillan name – it’s a mountain range on the Isle of Skye, off the Scottish coast, and a place not known for its long, flat-out straights – might indicate a more relaxed driving style among owners.
Potential members of that group are currently being invited to express an interest in the car in the lead up to Geneva. Unlike us, they will be privy to the price.
Tony Middlehurst is a writer for AutoCar.
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