Morgan Motor Company has released the first teaser images of the much-anticipated 50th Anniversary Edition of its iconic Plus 8 ahead of its full reveal at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.
Named after the famous eight-cylinder engine beneath the car’s hand-built body, more than 6,000 Plus 8 models have been built in the last 50 years at Morgan’s Pickersleigh Rd. home.
The family-owned, bespoke sports car manufacturer will produce 50 of the special-edition models, each to be sold through its existing dealership network. The Plus 8 50th
anniversary edition will be a true V8-powered thoroughbred tribute to the model that has been Morgan’s crowning vehicle for 50 years.
The teaser images released by Morgan show a blue lacquered paint finish, reminiscent of the British coachbuilder’s first Plus 8 production model (known as MMC11), with hints of hand-painted yellow accents around the car’s iconic front grill, along the bonnet and on the rear towing eyes.
A lightweight aluminum chassis and 4.8-litre BMW-sourced engine sit beneath the traditional Morgan body.
At just 1,100 kg, the Plus 8 is one of the lightest V8 passenger cars in the world and is capable of 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds as well as a top speed of 155 mph.