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Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary book celebrates a finish of V8-engined model

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    The customary automobile will no longer be constructed with a 4.8-litre BMW V8

Jimi Beckwith

Morgan has announced that a Plus 8 will no longer be done with a 4.8-litre BMW V8 engine, commemorating a depart with a 50-unit, 50th Anniversary book of a retro-styled sports car.

Set to be suggested during a Geneva engine uncover in March, a Plus 8 50th Anniversary Special Edition will be a some-more lush book of a Plus 8, nonetheless a code has suggested nothing of a automobile itself. 

The singular book will be sole by Morgan’s play network, nonetheless a code hasn’t nonetheless suggested pricing. It’s expected to authority a reward over a customary car’s £85,461 starting price, though.

The Plus 8 was reintroduced into a Morgan operation in 2012, and given afterwards has been atop a brand’s lineup in terms of power-to-weight ratio; a light 1100kg kerb weight and 367bhp mixing for a figure of 315bhp per tonne.

It was initial introduced in 1968, and was constructed until 2004, powered by a Rover V8.

Design trainer Jon Wells said: “Each pattern fact of a Plus 8 50th has been deliberate to applaud a Plus 8 and what it has meant to Morgan and a business over a past 50 years. Overlooking a prolonged far-reaching carp sat directly on a back axle, when pushing a and 8 we are really wakeful of, not only a soundtrack, though a stress and a capability. The pattern of this special final book hopes to do both justice.”

Morgan’s staying tight-lipped about a special book until a central launch during Geneva, alongside a Aero GT – a 8-unit run-out special book of a Aero 8. 

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