As the E-Type is to Jaguar, and the DB5 is to Aston Martin, so too, is the Plus 8 to British motoring icons Morgan. It’s their flagship model that’s been in production in numerous variants, on and off, since that most halcyon of decades for motoring, the swinging 60s.
For 35 consecutive years from 1968 to 2004 - one of the longest continuous production runs ever for a British sports car - it’s bold but classy looks has won it a place in the hearts of many a motoring enthusiast. Designed by Morgan’s owner and chairman, Peter Morgan, it was the natural successor from their Plus 4 model.
It was another British icon of the driving world that offered powering on the Plus 8 - namely, Rover, who supplied the 3.5 litre V8 engine from which it partly takes its name. A very light car, weighing in at 895 lbs, this undoubtedly boosts its more aerodynamic capabilities.
And the speed stats make for impressive reading too: acceleration from 0 - 60 mph in just over 6 seconds, whilst you can expect to reach top speeds in excess of 154 mph. Whether out on the circuit track or the open road, the Morgan Plus 8 really comes to life in a way few other cars can.