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RosscoPCole

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2,350 posts

83 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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Yes please!

sawman

3,611 posts

139 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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is that driver small or is this significantly larger than a trad?

joncon

1,361 posts

132 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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i think the wheels are a big clue !

CatJ

9,573 posts

152 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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Is that something someone has made up? I can't see the car on their website.

sawman

3,611 posts

139 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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I know that the new plus 8 is essentially an aero chassis, with a trad style body. I saw some pics a few weeks ago of the car, but without the driver it was difficult to gauge the size of it.
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RosscoPCole

Original Poster:

2,350 posts

83 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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It's on the Talk Morgan and Morgan Car News websites which are pretty accurate with their articles. Also the chap driving it is Matt Humphries who designed the Aeromax, Aero Supersports and the 3 Wheeler.

CatJ

9,573 posts

152 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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Is it using the 4.4 BMW V8 then or something a little different.

LE52 MOG

125 posts

127 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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Saw this at the factory 3 weeks ago. Similar in size to trad just a lot wider. Aero style chassis 4.8 BMW engine from Aero. The car we saw had Aero style seats and wheels but not sure whether these would be part of final design.

LE52 MOG

125 posts

127 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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Saw this at the factory 3 weeks ago. Similar in size to trad just a lot wider. Aero style chassis 4.8 BMW engine from Aero. The car we saw had Aero style seats and wheels but not sure whether these would be part of final design.

mph

1,840 posts

191 months

Sunday 23rd October 2011
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They won't be making many as the BMW V8 engine is out of producion. It uses the 4.8 version BTW.

AeroMan

586 posts

154 months

Monday 24th October 2011
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I drove the prototype Plus 8 recently and there is a brief write-up and photos here: http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/69...

joncon

1,361 posts

132 months

Thursday 10th November 2011
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now taking orders !

LE52 MOG

125 posts

127 months

Friday 11th November 2011
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Do we know the price yet?

AeroMan

586 posts

154 months

Tuesday 15th November 2011
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LE52 MOG said:
Do we know the price yet?
Yes, in the UK the base price is £71,000.00 plus 20% VAT.

Wacky Racer

25,661 posts

156 months

Tuesday 15th November 2011
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AeroMan said:
LE52 MOG said:
Do we know the price yet?
Yes, in the UK the base price is £71,000.00 plus 20% VAT.
Anyone who pays that kind of money for that car must have more money than sense (imho).

£55/60k tops.

Having said that, I expect they will sell every one, so good luck to them.

WR. (Ex owner of two new Morgans including a +8)


LE52 MOG

125 posts

127 months

Wednesday 16th November 2011
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AeroMan said:
Yes, in the UK the base price is £71,000.00 plus 20% VAT.
Think I'll be keeping my old type +8 a little longer then!!

v8will

3,010 posts

105 months

Thursday 17th November 2011
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The driver in the picture is their chief designer I believe?

Lovely car.

Boshly

2,590 posts

145 months

Thursday 17th November 2011
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CatJ said:
Is it using the 4.4 BMW V8 then or something a little different.
Sorry just noticed no-one had answered your question smile

It uses the newer 4.8 BMW V8 as used in the Aeromax, Aero Supersports and last of the line Series 4 Aero 8's.

Will be dynamite in a trad body I would suggest thumbup

With a big danger of this driving leading to cop leading to judge

Nearly 400bhp in, I'm guessing, 1000kg cloud9

Chicarito

1,017 posts

60 months

Thursday 17th November 2011
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Why would anyone put Ripspeed wheels and silly low profile tyres on a Morgan?

Boshly

2,590 posts

145 months

Thursday 17th November 2011
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Chicarito said:
Why would anyone put Ripspeed wheels and silly low profile tyres on a Morgan?
Ummm, read my post above yours? Maybe that's the answer smile