Following the arrival of the Rover SD1 Vitesse in 1982, Morgan kept pace with developments by introducing its Lucas injected 190bhp power unit into the Plus 8. Given the Morgan’s interesting handling, it seemed that the last thing it needed was additional grunt. However the power hikes continued long into the 21st century, first with the 3.9-litre Range Rover V8 (again with 190bhp, but more torque), and then with a 4.6-litre pushing out 240bhp. It was a recipe that worked though, and sales remained strong right through to the launch of the current Aero models.
Price at launch:
Independent, coil springs
Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
rack and pinion
chassis and seperate body