Morgan has released a new car for the first time in 19 yearsMarch 5, 2019
The British company Morgan has created a completely new sports car with a BMW engine for 80,000 pounds sterling.
The Morgan company brought its new sports car to the Geneva Motor Show for the first time since the Aero 8 model, which was introduced 19 years ago. The car is called the Plus Six and costs almost 80,000 pounds sterling. For a fee, the car can be equipped with a removable hard top. Morgan plans to produce no more than 30 new items per year.
The car is built on a new aluminum chassis CX and uses a wooden frame. The wheelbase has increased by 20 millimeters compared to the Aero 8. The mass of the roadster is 1075 kilograms.
The sports car received a 3.0-liter six-cylinder BMW gasoline engine. Power unit is 340 horsepower. Acceleration to 100 km/h of the novelty takes 4.2 seconds. Maximum speed – 267 kilometers per hour. The engine works in conjunction with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. However, in the future, the Plus Six version with a manual transmission is not excluded.
The car received an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. The average fuel consumption of a sports car is only 7.4 liters of fuel per 100 km. The driver has two driving modes available – Sport and Sport Plus. For the first time in the history of Morgan cars, a color display appeared in the roadster’s cabin. Among active safety systems, the driver is only available with anti-lock brakes.
Morgan Motor Company is a large British brand that has managed to maintain its independence. On the official website, the company calls itself “the last private automaker” in the country. The company collects all the machines by hand, the annual circulation does not exceed thousands of copies.
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