Morgan Plus 8


The new Morgan Plus 8 is the lightest V8 passenger car in the world.  It incorporates technology from the aircraft industry in its all-aluminium bonded and riveted chassis, which also provides one of the stiffest chassis of any roadster available today.  This, combined with the all-aluminium body which is standard on all classic Morgans, enables it to achieve an unladen weight of only 1100 kilograms.

The car is the ideal companion on country and urban roads. It responds immediately to a driver’s input yet you can also have fun with a clear conscience knowing that the car’s impact on nature is kept at a minimum. Wheel speed sensors inform the electronic control unit to obtain the best possible performance from the engine and provide a crisp throttle response. The Morgan Plus 8 has been described as ‘a true drivers car’ yet it is also surprisingly economical to run.

The Plus 8 is the most comfortable classic Morgan that the company has ever built. The convertible mohair roof is easy to erect with a double thickness liner for insulation. Air conditioning is standard equipment in the luxurious leather-lined cockpit which includes a lockable stowage compartment. A radio/CD - with a high quality speaker system is also standard.

The Plus 8 is also the only classic Morgan available with a six speed automatic transmission. This can be operated in two modes, ‘Sport’ and ‘Auto’. In ‘Sport’ mode up-shifts take place at the maximum engine speed of 6500rpm, while smooth down-shifts are assisted by a ‘blip’ of the throttle. The steering and the ABS brakes are power assisted.

The combination of a sophisticated chassis and the powerful V8 engine in the ‘classic’ Morgan body make the Roadster one of the most understated but surprising performance cars on the road.

 

Plus 8 Technical Specification


Engine 4799cc V8
Gearbox BMW 6 speed manual
ZF 6 speed automatic
Max Power 270 kW (367 bhp)
Max Torque 490 Nm
Performance 0 - 100 4.5 seconds
Top Speed 249 km/h
Power to weight 315 bhp/tonne
Urban 16.5 l/100 (auto 16.4)
Extra urban 8.7 l/100 (auto 7.9)
Combined 12.1 1/100 (auto 11.0)
Co2 282 g/km (auto 256)
Length 4010 mm
Width 1751 mm
Height 1220 mm
Dry weight 1,100 kg
Homologation EU5
Fuel tank size 55 litres
Chassis Bonded aluminium

 

 

Plus 8 Standard Specification


  • Choose from 10 ‘Sport’ colours NCO (below)
  • Upholstery Saddle Brown or Black leather
  • Flat back panel with wide brake light
  • Silver alloy wheels (Plus 8 only)
  • Limited slip differential
  • Painted dashboard
  • Driver/passenger air bags (Plus 8 only)
  • Air conditioning
  • Start button (Plus 8 only
  • Radio/CD with speakers
  • Reclining sports seats
  • Side screens
  • Black ‘easy up’ hood in Mohair
  • Silver ‘waterfall’ grille
  • Full bonnet louvres
  • Black Carpets

 

 

Optional Extras


The Morgan range offers customers a comprehensive list of optional extras to customise their car. Importantly, The factory will also paint a Bespoke Morgan in any colour (at extra cost) and customers may optionally choose from a large range of Yarwood or Muirhead leather trims. The standard (no cost) paint colours and trims are shown below. If you would like to review what the various standard and optional paints, interior trims, wheels and interior options will look like on your chosen model, please go to the Morgan UK ‘car creator’

Some images show optional extras.

 

Standard Colors


 

More detailed specifications are summarised on the Pricing section of this website.