EVO’s Roger Green takes to the Welsh countryside in the New Morgan Plus 8. He drove the fastest roadster Morgan ever produced. The new Morgan Plus 8 makes use of technology from the aircraft industry to achieve an unladen weight of only 1,100kgs. This makes the Plus 8 the lightest V8 passenger car in the world approved to European safety standards.
The car also has one of the stiffest chassis of all the convertible roadsters available today. The Plus 8 is also the only Classic Morgan available with a six speed automatic transmission. The 4.8 liter BMW V8 engine is available with either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The gearbox can be operated in two modes, ‘Sport’ and ‘Auto’. The steering and the ABS brakes are power assisted.