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Morgan Motor Company is one of the coolest modern automotive companies around. Sure, there are loads of small bespoke automakers out there, but the British automaker still manufactures cars the classic coachbuilding way using a blend of modern and classic processes and materials. There’s been a misconception about Morgan cars for years, the company still uses wood in the build process and this has led to people wrongly claiming the car’s chassis is wooden. The chassis in these cars is made from high-strength and lightweight aluminium, the wood story is true though, but it’s only the car’s frame that is made from wood, in this case, it’s Ash. Ash wood was chosen because it has good strength thanks to its density and it can be manipulated and glues well too. You don’t see it while it’s under the Morgan’s skin, but it has a light colour and polishes up great. Morgan Motor Company continues the legacy of the company’s longest-running nameplate, the Plus Four, that returns featuring a series of new designs, and dynamic and technological enhancements culminated over more than 70 years of evolution. The latest Morgan Plus Four combines the company’s signature craftsmanship and engineering to create the purest expression of the four-wheeled Morgan sports car available. The timeless design sees some changes including new lighting, wings, a front splitter, a rear diffuser, and new mirrors, but the changes are slight enough to ensure the end result stays true to the spirit of the original Morgan Plus Four that was first seen in the 1950s. “We are proud to continue Plus Four’s incredible legacy – one that stretches back to 1950 – with this latest model, honouring the spirit of the original car yet reimagining it for today. The latest Plus Four is unmistakably a Morgan for today’s discerning customer. The importance and responsibility when evolving this longstanding nameplate is not lost on the team at Pickersleigh Road. Whilst other models within our lineup offer greater opportunity for experimentation, Plus Four requires a more delicate approach. We believe that the new features and details culminate to create a fitting evolution and an immediate impression of a more refined, usable, and quality sports car, yet one that remains playful and fun. The introduction of the latest Plus Four also brings a renewed approach to vehicle design, engineering, quality, and production at Morgan. Through greater internal collaboration we have been able to further champion the qualities that make Morgan special, whilst creating even more compelling sports cars for our global community of customers.” says Massimo Fumarola, CEO of Morgan Motor Company.

So the changes… the new front and rear lights are manufactured exclusively for Morgan to enhance usability and quality and are an inch bigger than previously seen and now have an 8-inch diameter to match the traditional proportions of Plus Four that increased when the company moved over to the latest CX-Generation Aluminium Platform back in 2020. The design also incorporates the front indicator. The front and rear wings have been reformed and the new cold-forming technique adds a greater level of surfacing. The new front splitter and rear diffuser, both feature a floating number plate plinth and they’re finished in dark matte grey paint to hide them a little. The badges feature a new typeface, the wing and rear-view mirrors feature a new design, the suspension has a new setup that includes an optional Dynamic Handling Pack, a new LCD screen for the instrument cluster, a lightweight Sennheiser audio system, new lighting inside and out, Scottish leatherwork and superbly crafted detailing. Powering the Morgan Plus Four is a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder sourced from BMW and it’s rated at 190 kW of power with 350 Nm of torque and it’s mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with power sent to the rear wheels. Thanks to a weight of just 1,103 kg, the brand-new classic car can hit 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and has a 240 km/h top speed.  

“To think of a Morgan is to picture the unmistakable silhouette of the Plus Four. During this exciting time in the company’s history, whilst we look towards broader visual experimentation across our model range, the continuous evolution of Plus Four – our time-proven brand anchor – is rightly afforded a more delicate approach. The changes we have made – as with any longstanding design-led product – consider the delicate balance between tradition and innovation. For the latest Plus Four, we are proud to present an extensive list of component design updates that come together to deliver an undeniably refreshing yet reputably authentic impression. The wings have been entirely reformed with a greater level of intelligent surfacing to control highlights and add poise. Our new headlights feature the latest illumination technology yet were born of a desire to address a more traditional and balanced frontal proportion. Our new mirrors are now formed of beautifully machined aluminium. Strategic design simplification has reduced visual distraction and celebrates enhanced quality at a component level throughout.” Jonathan Wells, Chief Design Officer of Morgan Motor Company

The Morgan Plus Four lists for £62,500 plus taxes, which is around R1,480,000, and it comes with a 3-year warranty that can be extended to 4 years at an extra cost.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the coolest coachbuilt new car in classic styling that you can get. The new Morgan Plus Four is a BMW-powered, wood-infused roadster that combines the best of classic styling with the best modern underpinnings: New Morgan Plus Four | In-Depth | Morgan Motor Company

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