Can the Morgan Plus Six Make Its Mark At the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb?
Introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Morgan Plus Six will make its dynamic debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 4. The Plus Six, which replaces the old Plus 8, will be showcased on the hillclimb course as part of the First Glance category of this year’s Goodwood event.
2019 Morgan Plus Six Comes with Supra Power, It’s Quicker than the Toyota
Having just discontinued the Plus 8 and Aero models, Morgan introduced a brand-new vehicle at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the Plus Six and it’s the company’s first brand-new car since 2000. As the name suggests, it features a six-cylinder engine, also borrowed from BMW, but it rides on a new platform too.
Morgan is Finally Ditching the V-8 Engine in Favor of Something Fresh and New
British sports car manufacturer Morgan Motor Company will no longer produce vehicles powered by V-8 engines. With both the Plus 8 and Aero 8 models going out of production in 2019, Morgan will retire the V-8 engine for good. Interestingly enough, the V-8-powered Morgan will be phased out exactly 50 years since the company built the first car with this type of engine.
Aston Martin announced that it was selling the design and tooling for its Vanquish model, but it didn’t specify who it was sold to for £20-million or around $26-million. Now, a new report indicates that the buyer was, in fact, low volume car manufacturer Morgan. Morgan has since announced new models. The math seems pretty simple here, right?
Morgan Plans to Inch 20 Years Into the Future With a New High-Performance Sports Car
Morgan, the family-owned British car manufacturer that was one of the last in the world to rely on wood for its body structure, announces a new flagship sports car will arrive by the mid-2020s in both coupe and roadster forms.
Since 1935, when Morgan released their first four-wheeled car, the 4-4, Morgan designs have strongly relied on the style of that era. Now, with a new sports car in the making, Morgan announced they too have moved on with the times - sort of - and the new design language will be based on the shapes of the 1960s.
The new and so far unnamed car will feature the same front engine rear-wheel-drive layout bolted to a versatile new box-section chassis that will find its way into a number of Morgan products over the next few years.
Morgan Celebrates The 110th Anniversary: Learn About 6 Most Important Cars It Has Produced
Morgan Motor Company celebrates the 110th anniversary next year. That’s more than a century, folks. I think this company definitely deserves massive attention as it is basically a love story written in pain, blood, and cars so amazing that every car enthusiast simply must fall in love with it.
It all started in 1909 when Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan installed a Peugeot engine in a tricycle he designed. Even then, in a time when small manufacturers produced a number of oddballs, his car was among the strangest with that small engine actually fitted at the front. It’s not surprising that Frederick maintained that eccentric style throughout the years. It all translated into the modern times, and now Morgan maintains that eccentric character despite only being a small family business.
Yet, with humble beginnings, but illustrious history, Morgan never really broke among the big ones. It stayed a niche producer, and after more than a century, it is among the best in its segment.
I will lead you through its history and present some of the most important cars Morgan ever endeavored to produce. Of course, we will start with the first one - the 1909 Morgan Runabout. The one with a Peugeot engine inside. Don’t worry, and I will also spark your imagination with the latest special edition cars the company has produced too.
First Morgan Aero GT Rolls Off The Production Line
Launched in 2001 as Morgan’s first new design in decades, the Aero 8 is living its final months on the market as we speak. Discontinued in 2010 and revived in 2015, the Aero 8 is going into the history books in 2018 with one final model called the Aero GT. Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the GT is the company’s most extreme road-going model to date. Inspired by the GT3 model that raced at Le Mans in 2002 and 2004, the Aero GT is being built in just eight units, and the first car just rolled off the assembly line.
2018 Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition
First introduced in 1968, the Morgan Plus 8 remained in production for 36 years until 2004, becoming one of the industry’s longest surviving nameplate. The roadster was revived in 2012 with minor updates and soldiered on for a few more years. Come 2018 and Morgan is putting an end to the Plus 8 model for good with the 50th Anniversary Edition. The limited-run Plus 8 obviously celebrates 50 years since the model was launched, but it also pays tribute to the car’s early motorsport days.
Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the 50th Anniversary Edition also marks the end of the line for Morgan’s 4.8-liter V-8 engine. Borrowed from BMW in 2008, this unit remained in production at the company’s British facility a full seven years after the Germans stopped using it in models like the 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, and X5. Morgan has yet to announce a replacement for the Plus 8, but a new model is probably under development. The body style will live on though through the 4/4, Plus 4, and Roadster versions, which use four-cylinder and V-6 engines.
Continue reading to learn more about the Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition.
2019 Morgan Aero GT
Introduced in 2001, the Aero 8 marked the beginning of a new era for Morgan. Not only was it the first new design since 1948, but the Aero 8 was also the company’s first vehicle to use an aluminum chassis and frame instead of its traditional wooden body tun and steel chassis combo. It was kept in production until 2010, when Morgan launched the AeroMax coupe and the SuperSports Targa, and revived in 2015 with mild updates. Come 2018, and the Aero 8 is getting the ax again, but this time around production will end with a more extreme iteration that’s called the Aero GT. The big unveiling took place at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and only a handful will be built before the Aero 8 goes into the history books for good.
The Aero GT is described as a "gloves off" model, and Morgan says it was developed using the lessons learned from the company’s GT3 racing victories. Yes, it’s Morgan’s most extreme road-going model to date. The Aero GT is far from new though, as it was conceived during the development of the 2015 Morgan Aero 8. Morgan doesn’t say whether it wanted to shelve the project or not at first, but the Aero GT never saw the light of day until now. With production of the Aero 8 slated to come to an end this year, Morgan will close the production line with eight examples of the Aero GT. Let’s see what this new sports car has to offer in the review below.
Continue reading to learn more about the Aero GT.
Morgan Ends Production of the Aero 8 with Gorgeous, Le Mans-inspired Model
Launched in 2001, the Aero 8 was and remains Morgan’s first modern design since 1948. The sleek vehicle spawned a coupe, a Targa, and a race variant before it was discontinued in 2010, but it was brought back to life in 2015 with minor updates. Come 2018 and Morgan decided to discontinue the nameplate for good and crafted one final limited-edition model. Called the Aero GT, it was just unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and will put an end to the Aero nameplate by the end of the year.
Morgan Celebrates 50 Years of its Most Iconic Model with Special Plus 8 Edition
British coachbuilder Morgan is getting ready to discontinue two of its iconic models with special-edition versions unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. One of them is a 50th Anniversary Edition of the Plus 8, the brand’s crowning vehicle for a half a century. Unveiled back in 1968 and discontinued between 2004 and 2012, the Plus 8 gets a few special features for its 50th anniversary, before going out of production for good. More than 6,000 Plus 8s have been built so far, which makes this model the most successful in the company’s history.
Morgan’s Electric 3-Wheeler to Go into Production in 2018
Remember the three-wheeled electric car that Morgan unveiled in 2015 as a prototype and then as a production-ready model at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show? I’m talking about the EV3, an electric version of the famous 3-Wheeler with a revised front fascia. Introduced with full production plans in mind, the EV3 never made it past the limited-edition Selfridges Edition model, but this will change in 2018 according to recent reports.