Special version of Morgan Plus 8 will be the last car of the brand with atmospheric V8February 21, 2018
British company Morgan in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the model Plus 8 will release a special version of the retrosterster. The public debut of the novelty, fifty of which will be the last machines with atmospheric engines V8, will be held at the Geneva Motor Show.
At the heart of the roadster Morgan Plus 8 is an aluminum chassis. The engine is a 4.7-liter eight-cylinder BMW, the output of which is 372 horsepower and 490 Nm of torque. The unit works in conjunction with a six-speed manual gearbox.
From the rest to 100 k/h Plus 8, whose mass is 1100 kilograms, it accelerates in 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed of the car is 249 kilometers per hour.
A series of images and a video, distributed by the manufacturer, presents a car painted in blue with yellow accents. It symbolizes the first serial Plus 8, also known as MMC11.
The prototype roadster Morgan Plus 8 was first introduced at the British International Auto Show in 1968. The model was withdrawn from production in 2004 after the release of engines Rover V8. In 2012, a new generation of the model was introduced.