Production of the Morgan Plus 8 has seen over 4,000
cars being built to date. Like the 4/4 there still exists
a waiting list of several years as demand for this unique
car is still healthy.
This model uses Rover's all-alloy 3.5 liter V8 motor and
is light, compact and powerful at 165 bhp.
Top speed reached
193 km/h with tremendous rapid acceleration that few cars
can match. At first glance it looks identical to
its predecessor with differences being longer wheelbase
and slightly differing body contours.
The obvious difference is the light alloy wheels,
the sliding pillar front suspension and leaf-sprung
rear suspension remaining as before.
Steel bodywork was the norm, but there was an optional
lightweight sports version from 1975. Earlier models
used the noisy Moss gearbox, but from 1972 the Rover
four-speed was used with a five-speed being available
In 1984 fuel injection appeared which was joined
by rack-and-pinion steering in 1986. Latest models
boast a 3.0-liter engine that gives 190 bhp.