The new Morgan Plus 8 is closer to its launch which is expected to be held in this year Geneva Motor Show next month.
The new Morgan Plus 8 is claimed as the lightest V8 passenger car in the globe. Thanks to the intensife use of aircraft industry construction technology so that this modern day classic car is only weighed at 1100 kg or equal to 2425 lbs. moreover the company claimed the new Morgan Plus 8 as the stiffest chassis of all convertible roadsters as well.
The Morgan Plus 8 which is dubbed as ‘a true drivers car’ is empowered with the company’s 4.8 liter V8 engine. The V8 then delivers an output of 367 bhp or around 270 kW or when mated with sports exhaust produces power of 390 bhp or nearly 291 kW. The unit also enables to bring 490 Nm or 370 lb- ft of torque. The Morgan Plus 8 is able to deliver the power to Weight ratio at 333 bhp per tonne and 354 bhp per tone when equipped with sports exhaust.
To accelerate from standstill to 62 mph or 100 km/h the Morgan Plus 8 only needs as much 4.5 seconds sprint time while reaching its maximum speed of 155 mph or equal to 250 km/h. moreover this new Morgan is capable in returning fuel consumption at 16 mpg or 18.21/100 km city, 32 mpg or around 8.7 l/ 100km motorway, while in combined cycle it figures fuel economy at 23 mpg or 12.11 liters per a hundred kilometers.
Apart of the new Morgan performance, it also features some goodies such as a convertible mohair roof with double thickness liner for insulation, air conditioning, leather upholstery, lockable stowage and radio/CD player which are coming as standard.
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