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First Drive – The Morgan Plus 8

27 Jul 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on First Drive – The Morgan Plus 8
Morgan Plus 8

First Drive – The Morgan Plus 8

The Morgan Plus 8 is a roadster in the true sense of the term and is part of the latest Aero series of cars. However, do not be fooled when you see the car and even though it may look vintage; this car has got some serious power under the hood. Moreover, what really differentiates Morgan from other car makers is that, the complete car is hand built.

Right from the aluminum chassis to the wooden framework, the car is 100 percent hand built and this is Morgan’s heritage.

However, this is a retro futuristic design and the car is powered by a 367 BHP displacing V8 engine. There are close to 1000 units of the Super Sport and Aero Coupe on road and owners really value their Morgan, not just because of its heritage but also due to the performance aspect of the car.

This car is so rare that you need to sit on a waiting period of about 2 years to get delivery of the vehicle. Therefore, there is a very slight chance of spotting another Morgan in your locality, which in turns preserves the heritage of the vehicle. The first generation Aero was powered by a 4.4 liter V8 engine sourced from BMW while the top ranged models were sourced from Land Rover.

Morgan is also offering an additional sports exhaust on their vehicles and the Plus 8 for the test ride stood out due to its performance and sheer road presence. Morgans have always been known for their light frame and body work and this vehicle is not an exception.

The power to weight ratio of this car equals that of the Porsche 911.

Morgan Plus 8

Lightweight, durable, fast, efficient and stylish, the Morgan Plus 8 is all that and more. It is a style statement in itself. Weighing about 1230 kg, this is also one of the lightest Morgan on road. Morgans do not necessarily have all the safety features of a modern super car, although they do have the necessary few.

Traction control, Electronic stability control etc are standard, while you also get a roll cage as standard along with air bags.

ABS is also standard on the vehicle and this avoids most of the accidents. When seated within the cabin of the Morgan Plus 8, you are sure to revisit the old days. The interior is complete leather and the makers claim that up to 11 different types of herd have been used to cover the interior.

The car looks wrapped up in hide and the ambience is breathtaking.

Although this may sound environmentally polluting, you cannot look away from the luxury being offered. The car is well balanced and designed and the transmission system well balanced along with the car to give a complete drive feel. Fit and finish is top notch and there is no doubt Morgan has taken special care to ensure that it stays that way.

Overall, the Plus 8 is a class leading vehicle from Morgan and it screams for attention.

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