Morgan’s V8-powered Plus 8 GTR was born from a batch of unused chassis

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Morgan's V8-powered Plus 8 GTR was born from a batch of unused chassis originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 10:34:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Morgan Plus Four First Drive | It’s an all-new car! Seriously

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Morgan Plus Four First Drive | It's an all-new car! Seriously originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 2 Jun 2020 19:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Replica law paves way for Morgan’s return to America

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The same new regulations enacted under the FAST Act that will allow the likes of Superformance and Factory Five to sell turn-key replicars could also pave the way for Morgan to bring its classic models back to America.

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Replica law paves way for Morgan's return to America originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Morgan readying updated Plus 4 for Geneva

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Morgan Plus 4

Porsche is often mocked for only slightly evolving the look of the 911 over its 50 years of history, but compared to the cars from the Morgan Motor Company, the Germans look like constant innovators. For the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Morgan plans to bring the most powerful version of its Plus 4 ever, along with the upgraded 2014 Three Wheeler.

A countdown on Morgan's website presages the full reveal, but it is expected to retain a four-cylinder engine, which has always been a part of the car. A Morgan spokesperson told Autocar it will be "by far the most powerful Plus 4 ever." Currently the old-school sports car uses a 2.0-liter Ford four-cylinder with 145 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque connected to a Mazda five-speed manual, which gets it to 62 miles per hour in about 7.5 seconds, with a top speed of 118 mph.

The Plus 4 first entered production in 1950 as a more powerful alternative to the 4/4. Production of the original Plus 4 models ended in the '60s, but Morgan saw a niche in the market in 1985 and brought the car back with an upgraded chassis but classic looks until 2000. It brought the name back again in 2005.

The Three Wheeler gets its European premiere in Switzerland, too, with a raft of upgrades to improve steering and driving comfort. It's a great time to be interested in Morgan.

Morgan readying updated Plus 4 for Geneva originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 01 Mar 2014 08:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Leno drives a V8-powered Morgan Plus 8 hot rod

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Morgan Plus 8 Hot Rod in Jay Leno's Garage

We love Morgan for its quintessentially British approach to motoring charm, and while the automaker has recently ventured into more modern machinery with the launch and development of its Aero line, it's the classic Plus 8 and Roadster that have stood the test of time, having first been released back in 1968.

Of course, classic cars are all well and good for those who covet the joy of driving, just so long as it's kept to weekends and sunny days, but there's always room for tinkering and improvement to bring things up to modern levels of performance and reliability. With that in mind, we suggest you scroll down below to watch Jay Leno put a hot-rod Morgan Plus 8 through its paces with its builder, Jason Len of XKs Unlimited, along for the ride.

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Leno drives a V8-powered Morgan Plus 8 hot rod originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 08 May 2013 14:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Britain’s Morgan traces its family and model heritage

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Harry F. S. Morgan sitting on the three-wheeler he invented in 1909 - video screencap

There are various points of entry to an exploration of England's Morgan Motor Company, and ancestry research company Genes Reunited takes the method of family history. Morgan has been run by three generations of the family, starting with Harry F. S. Morgan - that's him sitting on the three-wheeler he invented in 1909.

In this brief but highly informative video, the company's archivist and museum curator, Martyn Webb, takes us on a trip through 104 years of Morgan stewardship. Starting with Harry and picking up with son Peter and grandson Charles, Webb also covers the vehicles - how the three-wheeler led to the 4/4 in 1936 and how those two have become the new Three Wheeler and the Morgan Aeromax. It's well worth a watch, and you can do just that by scrolling below.

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Britain's Morgan traces its family and model heritage originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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