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The Morgan Plus 8 – 50th Anniversary Edition


The Plus 8 50th Anniversary edition is presented to celebrate the most successful year in Morgan Motor Company history and mark the end of an era.

This limited edition model of the iconic Plus 8 marks a commemorative milestone for this most desirable of Morgan’s cars. First launched in 1968, approximately 6,000 Plus 8s have been produced, and this will be the last ever edition to feature the coveted V8 engine.

Each handmade model of this Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition will feature a unique model number, making it both a coveted collectors piece and a working automotive icon.

The model is available in two unique colour and specification options, both artfully designed to pay homage to the cars history; the blue ‘speedster spec’ or a British racing green edition, featuring a soft top.

Design


Every element of the hand-made interior and striking exterior of the Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition has been designed and made by our inhouse team under the direction of the Plus 8’s 50 year tradition and Chief Designer, Jon Wells.

The special status of this car has been denoted by blending iconic elements of the original model, such as the spun aluminium domed panel adorning the rear, inspired by the MMC 11, with all new features which together mark the car’s status in the Morgan history.

Each car will feature a plaque stating the car’s unique product number, waterproofed black leather and detailed twin-pleated stitching. The matte-finished walnut dashboard houses specially designed dial faces.

The exterior of the car includes external wing panels, body coloured spot lamps, extra bonnet louvres and a distinctive “8” painted on the grille by way of homage to the the power of the engine and parent model. We think that the overall design succeeds in capturing the essence of the original Plus 8 and its iconic racing days.

Specification

The Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition features a lightweight aluminium chassis and the sought-after 4.8-litre BMW engine. With the car weighing in at just 1,100kg, Morgan have created one of the lightest V8 passenger cars in the world and a power to weight ratio in the “remarkable” and “fully engaging” category of performance. This model achieves 0-62 mph in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph.

Technical - Manual

Engine BMW 4799CC V8
Gearbox BMW Man 6spd
Max Power 270kw (367 bhp)
Max Torque 490Nm (370 lb/ft)
Performance 0 – 62 4.5 seconds
Top Speed 155mph (249 kph)
Power to Weight 315 bhp / tonne
Urban mpg 18.2 mpg (16.5l /100km)
Extra urban 32 mpg (8.7l /100km)
Combined 23 mpg (12.11 /100km)
Co2 282 g/km
Length 4010mm
Width 1751mm
Height 1220mm
Dry weight 1,100kg
Homologation EU
Fuel tank size 55 litres
Chassis Aluminium bonded+rivetted

Technical - Automatic

Engine BMW 4799CC V8
Gearbox ZF auto 6spd
Max Power 270kw (367 bhp)
Max Torque 490Nm (370 lb/ft)
Performance 0 – 62 4.5 seconds
Top Speed 155mph (249 kph)
Power to Weight 315 bhp / tonne
Urban mpg 17 mpg (16.4l /100km)
Extra urban 36 mpg (7.9l /100km)
Combined 26 mpg (11.0 /100km)
Co2 256 g/km
Length 4010mm
Width 1751mm
Height 1220mm
Dry weight 1,100kg
Homologation EU
Fuel tank size 55 litres
Chassis Aluminium bonded+rivetted

Christopher Ward x Morgan Plus 8 Chronometer


Accompanying the car, each owner of the Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition will also receive an important Christopher Ward timepiece which has been designed and made in collaboration with the Morgan Motor Company . Each of the Christopher Ward Plus 8 Timepieces includes a small component of the original MMC 11 - an exceptional addition to any collectors portfolio.

Featuring a swiss in-house chronometer, anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal, a perforated leather strap with a dress buckle and yellow interior, the Morgan Motor Company and Christopher Ward present a very special way of carrying British motoring history with you wherever you go, even if you happen to be driving some of that motoring history at the time.

Options

Every Morgan is bespoke – tailored to your specification. As such we have a wide range of options ranging from special paint options through to custom stitchwork.

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