The development of the Plus 8 was led by Maurice Owen, an engineer taken on specifically for the role. The Plus 8 prototype was based on a modified chassis from the Plus 4, altered to accept the Rover alloy block 215 cu in (3.5 l) V8, purchased from GM-Buick in 1967. Plus 4’s Moss gearbox was carried over and the Salisbury 7HA axle was updated with a limited-slip differential. The chassis was developed in stages to accommodate gearbox changes in 1973 and 1976, the body widened in 1976 to accommodate the widened chassis and the wings widened to accommodate larger tires to handle the increasing power and trend for lower profile and wider tires. The original 1968 Plus 8 was 57 inches (1,400 mm) wide and the last was 64 inches (1,600 mm) (with an optional “widebody” at 67 inches (1,700 mm)) For several years in the 1960s the Plus Eight was the [...]
Introducing the latest Morgan Plus 4, celebrating 110 years of driving pleasure. The Morgan Plus 4 now encompasses a range of ‘110 edition’ options that add performance and style at no extra cost. As with every Morgan, the Plus 4 is available in RHD or LHD configurations, with an MPH or KPH speedometer. Powered by a Ford GDI 1999cc engine, the Plus 4 offers a perfect mix of responsive power, fuel efficiency and balance, delivering an exhilarating sports car package.
The Plus 4 at its introduction was fitted with a 2088 cc engine based on that used in the Standard Vanguard, installed on a strengthened 4/4, chassis with a wheelbase lengthened by 4 in (102 mm). Hydraulic brakes, at first all drum, were fitted for the first time on a Morgan. In 1953 a higher performance version was announced with the 1991 cc I4 engine as used in the Triumph TR2. A cowl that blended into the bonnet now surrounded the radiator grille. Front disc brakes became an option in 1959 and were standardized in 1960. From 1962 the engine was the Triumph TR4 unit, which increased displacement to 2138 cc. In 1955 the less powerful 4/4 model re-appeared in phase II form. The 96 in (2,438 mm) wheelbase of the Plus 4 was adopted by the 4/4 when it reappeared in 1955, after which the two cars were for most purposes the [...]
Introducing the latest Morgan Roadster, powered by a 3.7 litre V6 engine, the Roadster is the most powerful model in Morgan’s range. The overall weight of only 950kg for this aluminum car spells a power to weight ratio of around 300bhp per tonne.
Power delivery is transmitted to the road through a limited slip differential with cone drive for good traction off the line.The 6 cylinder engine and 6 speed manual transmission creates an engaging driving experience whilst an abundance of torque means the Roadster is well suited for long tours.