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New Morgan Plus 8 Speedster ready to hit the road

New Morgan Plus 8 Speedster ready to hit the road image

Text: / Photos: Morgan Motor Company Facebook page | posted April 22, 2014 15:08

Incorporates technology used in aircraft industry

The new Morgan Plus 8 Speedster has been commissioned as part of a special line of vehicles to celebrate 100 years of manufacturing at Pickersleigh Road. 

The vehicle embodies Morgan’s core values – a unique blend of charisma, quality materials, craftsmanship and performance – that made the brand famous throughout the world.

The new roadster incorporates technology used in the aircraft industry to enable the vehicle to weigh only 1,100 kg. With this, Morgan says the Plus 8 Speedster is the lightest V8 passenger car in the world approved by European safety standards.

Moreover, the automaker says the Plus 8 Speedster is the most comfortable classic Morgan vehicle ever built. The vehicle is designed with a convertible mohair roof that allows the driver to enjoy the heat of the sun and the gushing winds. The Plus 8 Speedster is also equipped with the latest aluminum chassis developments to ensure driving pleasure.

Each Plus 8 Speedster comes with a list of options to enable the car to be personalized by its owners. Furthermore, it includes styling features exclusively available for the 100 years celebratory models.

The special edition Morgan Plus 8 Speedster

The Plus 8 Speedster powered by a 4.8-liter BMW V8 engine that can deliver 372 PS with 490 Nm of torque and is mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 238 km/h.  

It will start production in June this year and the first cars will be available for delivery in the summer. The price of the special edition car is £69,995 (a little over Php 5.2 million).