Country and Urban Perfection

 

EAUX takes a look at the new Morgan Plus 8

 

The Morgan Plus 8 makes use of technology from the aircraft industry to achieve an unladen weight of only 1100kgs. This makes the Plus 8 the lightest V8 passenger car in the world approved to European safety standards. The car also has one of the stiffest chassis of all the convertible roadsters available today.

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 get the best possible performance from the engine and to 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 car 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. There is plenty of space for the tallest of drivers. Air conditioning is standard equipment in the luxurious leather lined cockpit which includes a lockable stowage compartment. A radio/CD player is standard equipment with a high quality speaker system.

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 the engine holds its gear to maximum revs of 6500rpm and ‘blips’ the throttle before making a down shift. The steering and the ABS brakes are power assisted.

A customer can also personalise his Plus 8 to his individual taste and the choices are virtually inexhaustible. To see a detailed options list and to explore the possibilities please visit our website @ www.morgan-motor.co.uk or visit your nearest dealer Krazy Horse, Empire House, Lamden Road, Lark Valley Business Park, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 6NU, 01284 749645 or the factory in Malvern.

 

THE FACTS

Manual Transmission 6 Speed
Engine 4799 cc v8
Max power 270kw (367 bhp) or 291kw (390bhp) with sports exhaust
Max torque 490nm (370 lb/ft)
Power to Weight 333 bhp per tonne or 354 bhp per tonne with sports exhaust
Performance 0-62 mph/100 kph in 4.5 seconds
Top speed 155mph/250kph
Fuel tank size 55 litres
Fuel consumption:
-Urban: 16 mpg (18.2l / 100km)
-Extra urban: 32 mpg (8.7l / 100km)
-Combined: 23 mpg (12.11l / 100km)
CO2 level 282 g/km
Homologation to European Whole Vehicle Approval ell*ks07/46*0245
Chassis Aluminium bonded and riveted
Dimensions:
Length – 4010mm
Width – 1751mm
Height – 1220mm
Weight – 1100kg
Automatic Transmission 6 Speed
Engine 4799 cc v8
Max power 270kw (368 bhp) 291kw (390bhp) with sports exhaust
Power to Weight 333 bhp per tonne or 354 bhp per tonne with sports exhaust
Max torque 490nm (370 lb/ft)
Performance 0-62 mph/100 kph in 4.2 seconds
Top speed 155mph/250kph
Fuel tank size 55 litres
Fuel consumption:
-Urban: 17 mpg (16.4l / 100km)
-Extra urban: 36 mpg (7.9l / 100km)
-Combined: 26 mpg (11.0l / 100km)
CO2 level 256 g/km
Homologation to European Whole Vehicle Approval ell*ks07/46*0245
Chassis Aluminium bonded and riveted
Dimensions:
Length – 4010mm
Width – 1751mm
Height – 1220mm
Weight – 1100kg