Morgan Plus 8 1968-2004


June 6, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Morgan Plus 8 (1968)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
124
0-50 mph
5.2
0-60 mph
6.7
0-100 mph
19
1/4 mile
15.1
0-1 km
27.9
BHP
161 @5200rpm
Torque lbft
210 @2700rpm
BHP per ton
184
Engine capacity CC/CU
3532/216
Engine type
V8 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
146
Width (in)
57
Height (in)
51
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1925
Additional Info: Production started in 1968 and ran until 2004. With such a long running production time there has been many states of tune of the Rover V8 and below is just a selection of most of them that came out of the Morgan factory. Note: The engine size is also quoted as 3528cc for all 3.5 litre Rover V8’s on many other websites also.

 

Morgan Plus 8 (1978-1984)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
124
0-50 mph
4.6
0-60 mph
6.6
1/4 mile
15.1
BHP
155 @5250rpm
Torque lbft
198 @2500rpm
BHP per ton
160
Engine capacity CC/CU
3532/216
Engine type
V8 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
147
Width (in)
62.1
Height (in)
52
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2125
Additional Info: We believe a turbo was added at some point in around 1980 and put out around 225bhp.

 

Morgan Plus 8 Fi (1986-2004)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
128
0-50 mph
4.3
0-60 mph
5.6
1/4 mile
14.4
0-1 km
26.7
BHP
190 @5250rpm
Torque lbft
220 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
207
Engine capacity CC/CU
3532/216
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
156
Width (in)
63
Height (in)
52
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2015
Additional Info: Fuel injection was added in 1986, although some cars may have been built with fuel injection just before 1986? A carburettor version with 190bhp was also built along side and was slighty slower than it’s equivalent fuel injection brother.

 

Morgan Plus 8 (1990-2004)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
124
0-50 mph
4.7
0-60 mph
6.1
0-100 mph
18.4
1/4 mile
15.1
0-1 km
27.8
BHP
190 @4750rpm
Torque lbft
235 @2600rpm
BHP per ton
203
Engine capacity CC/CU
3946/240
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
155.9
Width (in)
63
Height (in)
48
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2061
Additional Info: An increase to 4.0 litres took place in 1990, but with little change to the engine power, also note that all data that I’ve sourced also show it to be slower than the 3.5 litre car despite power coming in earlier?. In 2002 a limited run of 40 Special-Commemorative Le Mans 62 Edition cars were built.

 

Morgan Plus 8 4.6 (1997-2000)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
128
0-50 mph
4.4
0-60 mph
6
0-100 mph
15.3
1/4 mile
14.5
0-1 km
26.2
BHP
220 @5000rpm
Torque lbft
260 @3600rpm
BHP per ton
230
Engine capacity CC/CU
4555/278
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
155.9
Width (in)
63
Height (in)
50.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2100
Additional Info: An optional widebody was also available with a width of around 67 inches.

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