Small-batch sports car builder Morgan looks like it\’s ditching normal.8-liter BMW V8 in its Plus 8 low rider after having a limited-production 50th Anniversary edition. As outlined by Autocar, Morgan will limit production to 50 8 roadsters and often will reveal the unique at the Geneva motor show later this coming year.
Autocar specifically doesn’t say Morgan is killing the Plus 8…this it's the end of the era of 4.8-liter Bimmer power. Currently, the Plus 8 sends 367 hp on the rear wheels by way of a six-speed BMW transmission. Compared to modern-day supercars, those numbers might not be impressive, but they’re good enough to allow you to get with a total halt to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds, while still managing 18 mpg during the city.
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We think about the folks at Morgan have previously worked a great deal to stuff another V8 within the Plus 8’s aluminum hood. The Plus 8 was originally powered by a Rover V8, and now we doubt anyone would complain about, say, the Jaguar-Land Rover 5.0-liter V8 replacing the BMW mill later on. Needless to say, this tends to also mean the writing is on your wall to your Plus 8 line entirely.
We sent a telegram to Morgan for clarification, but in the absence of a response, the Geneva motor show should shed more light on Morgan's future plans.