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Morgan Plus 8 – A Wonder Car By British Car Makers

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Britain is known for building all manner of cars for manufactures all over the world, but the country hardly has its own brands. The most popular one known around the world is the Range Rover however, there are still a few left and one such brand is the Morgan. The Morgan is not your conventional car manufacturer, it aims to create cars using traditional techniques fused with modern materials. At its small factory in Malvern, the company surely creates some stunning cars. The firm was known for its 3-wheeled cars until 1935 when it diversified but that is a trend that is coming back again.

Morgan Plus 8 3500 ccm

The company has come up with a new Morgan Plus 8 car that is a bit of a variation from the old edition. This new model run on aluminum (bonded) chassis, looks rather meaner than the old model and has a bigger and noisier V8 with lots of power to tap. This vehicle originates from us early as the 1960s and it is famed for much of the popularity Morgan gets. The Aero 8 is the direct descendant of the 1997 GT2 Le Mans vehicle, the new generation is based on this.

Good Part Of Morgan Plus 8

In the 1960s, it was the fastest accelerating production car for some time and it proved to endure that sales still remained in little altered form. It has both doors and roofs that are removable allowing for an open, airy driving experience for drivers that would so wish. It has quite an impressive performance with a 4.8-liter V8 BMW-sourced engine producing 367 horsepower and 370 lb.ft of torque. The vehicle has an impressive acceleration going from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds and reaching top speed of 155 mph.

The Morgan comes with a manual or auto specification, the manual mode gives proper control and crisp throttle responses, awesome torque and makes it feel lightweight. The bottom body frame is made from wood just like the old Plus 8 but bonded aluminum has been riveted to make the car sterner since it has more power than the old model and would otherwise cause a lot of terror if only made of wood. The steering of this vehicle doesn’t fizz and tingle but the brakes need more feedback.

Demerits

It costs around 85 000 euros or $131 000 which is quite an issue considering that cars such as the Porsche 911 are a little less costly than that. The vehicle, however, scores terribly when it comes to handling it in quarter turns or on poor urban roads, shivers and shudders are manifesting themselves to the point of annoyance mainly because of a chassis that is not as stiff as the company thinks it is. It is the only classic car with a 6-speed auto transmission that can be operated in either auto or sport mode. It has a better chassis, but lines of communication are not as direct as expected considering that the car works towards removing many unnecessary things that get in the way of actual driving

Verdict

It must only be treated as a classic, this is not an ordinary car to be used on routine day to day activities. It brings out a classic touch, enjoyable and yet modern way of driving, this is a car someone would park but still continuing gazing at it. This might look mean to Morgan but it demands more from a driver that they can actually put up with, it doesn’t ride well and can’t for sure survive a whole winter season in Sweden. A potential owner must be thoroughly aware of what they are getting themselves into before they buy the car.

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