Morgan Plus 8 

  • $59k
  • 1968-2004
  • 190 HP 3.9L
  • 130 mph
The six-speed automatic gearbox is a surprisingly good match for the car, smooth and responsive, and there’s a good, solid connection between throttle and rear axle, so you can steer it finely with the rear if you want.
by EVO (Feb, 2012)
Pace shouldn’t come as a surprise, because even at idle the 4.8-litre, 362bhp V8 crammed beneath the bonnet mumbles menacingly from the side exit exhaust pipes.
by EVO (Feb, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Morgan Plus 8

0-60mph

Plus 8
6.7 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Plus 8
130 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

1/4 mile

Plus 8
14.9 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Morgan Plus 8

Price

Plus 8
$59k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Plus 8
190 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Handling

The steering is still weighty at speeds but not intrusively so, and so you can get into a very satisfying groove with the car.
by EVO (Feb, 2012)
The front wheels feel oddly independent and distant and easily distracted, which is an effect I recall from the Aero 8, only it’s enhanced here.
by EVO (Feb, 2012)

Styling

If you still crave the Aero 8’s undeniably divisive styling, then fear not.
by EVO (Feb, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Morgan
Price $59,000
Type of car Production car
Year 1968-2004

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.84 lb/hp
Maximum hp 190 HP @ 4,750 RPM
Maximum torque 235 ft-lb @ 2,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,100 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,946 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 2.8 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,250 lb
Width 67 in
Height 52 in
Length 156 in
Front track width 53 in
Wheelbase 98 in

road tests

Top speed 130 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s
0-60mph 6.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.32:1
  2. 2: 2.09:1
  3. 3: 1.4:1
  4. 4: 1:1
  5. 5: 0.79:1
Axle ratio 3.45:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 178
Rear wheels 406/? 178
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