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Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary launched

Morgan is imprinting a 50th year of a Plus 8 sports automobile with a new special book of that only 50 examples will be produced.

Revealed during a Geneva engine show, a new 50th Anniversary indication will be among a really final cars to use a BMW N62 V8 engine, that bows out with a Aero GT that’s also on uncover in Geneva.

“The Morgan Plus 8 sits resolutely as one of a many iconic and worshiped models of Morgan’s 109-year history,” pronounced Morgan boss Steve Morris. “For many, a Plus 8 is a classical British sports automobile mixing handcrafted, bespoke oppulance with refreshing opening – and that’s accurately because a Plus 8 has been a buttress of a Morgan operation for 50 years.”

The Plus 8 50th Anniversary uses an matching selection chronicle of a naturally aspirated 4.7-litre engine, that puts out 367bhp and 370lb ft of torque to capacitate a 4.5sec 0-62mph time and 155mph tip speed.

The Plus 8, that is built around a connected and riveted aluminium chassis, weighs 1100kg dry, giving it a 315bhp per tonne power-to-weight ratio. It sends energy to a back wheels around a BMW six-speed primer gearbox or ZF six-speed automatic.

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The 50th Anniversary indication doesn’t get any boosts to a performance, though it does accept a horde of cultured changes to give it a totally bespoke finish. Two specifications are available: a blue Speedster open-top or a British Racing Green book with a soothing top.

The former takes impulse from a strange MMC11 Plus 8, a racing indication that was embellished in blue when competing. The latter, embellished in a nationalistic immature that’s pronounced to have been a many renouned for Morgans in a 109-year history, is described as a “traditional convertible”.

“Each pattern fact of a Plus 8 50th has been deliberate to applaud a Plus 8’s stress to a Morgan association and a business over a final 50 years,” pronounced Morgan pattern trainer John Wells. “This famous V8 was a eminent indication via a automotive attention in a 1960s, and has currently developed into an peerless machine, charity tender enthusiasm and free energy delivery.”

Each automobile gets a spun aluminium architecture on a back panel, a curtsy to a gangling wheels of a strange cars, as good as new five-stud wheels that are embellished in a classical champagne colour.

Each automobile costs from £107,500 incompatible internal taxes, so that’s £129,000 including VAT. Both right- and left-hand expostulate cars are available. The automobile also comes with a commemorative time piece, a C1 Morgan Plus 8 Chronometer Anniversary constructed by British watch association Christopher Ward.

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