1968→2004 Morgan Plus 8

1968→2004 Morgan Plus 8

1968→2004 Morgan Plus 8

 

Powered by a V8, the Morgan Plus Eight has always had an abundance of power and torque for the small roadster. Over the long production run from 1968 to 2004 the car evolved heavily gradually increasing engine size from 3528cc in 1968 to 4555cc.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1968 – 2004
price $ $ $59 000 USD
engine V8
valvetrain OHV 2 Val / Cyl.
displacement 3946 cc / 240.8 in³
bore 94.0 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 71.1 mm / 2.8 in
compression 9.3:1
power 141.7 kw / 190.0 bhp @ 4750 rpm
specific output 48.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 186.09 bhp per tonne
torque 318.6 nm / 235.0 ft lbs @ 2600 rpm
redline 6100
body / frame Wooden-Framed Aluminum & Stainless Steel Body
driven wheels RWD
front tires 205/55VR-16
rear tires 205/55VR-16
front brakes F Vented Disc / R Drum
front wheels F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1021 kg / 2250 lbs
wheelbase 2489 mm / 98.0 in
front track 1346 mm / 53.0 in
rear track 1448 mm / 57.0 in
length 3962 mm / 156.0 in
width 1702 mm / 67.0 in
height 1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.32:1, 2.09:1, 1.40:1, 1.00:1, 0.79:1
final drive 3.45:1
top speed ~209.2 kph / 130.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.9 seconds