Earlier this year, the Malvern-based carmaker released a design sketch of its Plus 8 GTR model. Fast-forward a few months later and the company has unveiled the model in its full production glory.
The new Morgan Plus 8 GTR is reminiscent of the brand’s 90s Plus 8 race cars, thanks to its high shoulder line and five-spoke centre-lock wheels.
It is finished in Yas Marina Blue hue that pays homage to the Plus 8 race car commonly known as Big Blue that took part in the GT series in the 90s and also served as the test bed for Morgan’s first bonded-aluminum chassis.
As the most powerful Morgan ever made, it employs a 4.8-litre that used to power the second-gen BMW X5 4.8iS code named E70. In this application, the engine churns out 279 kW and is paired with either a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission.
Buyers can also choose between left- and right-hand drive configurations.
The engine is complemented by cannon-style twin-exit sports exhausts and improved throttle response.
Morgan says the remaining eight cars are all in production, with several scheduled to be assembled before the end of the year and the remainder being completed in the first quarter of 2022.
Customers are able to work closely with the brand’s design team to commission their bespoke model.