Quirky, a-bit old-fashioned, and very different from the rest of the field. These words quite accurately describe British-made Morgans.
If I am honest, I have a soft spot for these strange, unusual, hand-made machines. I respect how they maintain original Morgan values and combine them with modern technology.
If you want to understand what I mean, just take a look at their latest work. A limited-edition Morgan Plus 8 GTR.
Old idea, new ways to reimagine it
The Plus 8 GTR is entirely made up of leftover stock from before 2018. They’re being upgraded and recommissioned. By experimenting with new design aspects, the brand’s historic coachbuilding processes will be on full display.
A new rear end, front wings, and front splitter, a hard-top canopy, and five-spoke center-lock wheels contained within modified arches are among the highlights. All of these elements are hand-crafted from aluminum..
The Plus 8 will be powered by a 4.8-liter V8 engine developed by BMW and utilized in the conventional Plus 8, which was discontinued in 2018. While the original had 362 horsepower, Morgan claims that a new engine tune and twin-exit sports exhausts have upped power to 375 horsepower.
A six-speed manual or a six-speed ZF automatic transmission will be available.
With the Plus 8 GTR, Morgan will be able to celebrate the V8 engine once more, something the company did not plan to do since the Plus 8 and Aero 8 models were completed in 2018. The Plus 8 GTR is the perfect swansong to the Morgan V8.
Limited to nine examples
Even if you were eager to buy it right now, you should call Morgan and ask them to sell it to you. With only nine available, all of them are reserved and ready to meet their future owners.
Morgan hasn’t disclosed the price of the Plus 8 GTR, but it’s safe to imagine that this model will cost a six-figure sum.