It’s easy to forget Morgan in a sea of boutique automakers that includes the likes of Koenigsegg, Rimac, and others. But Morgan does what Morgan does best – its own thing. That’s evident in Morgan’s all-new Plus Four. According to the company, it shares just three percent of its components with its predecessor – the Plus 4. Spelling it out makes all the difference.
Visually, the Plus Four looks much like the car it replaces, and that’s great. Morgan’s been making rad-looking cars for over a century, and the updated Plus Four doesn’t deviate from the elegant front end, long hood, low-cut doors, and more. Underneath the familiar outside is the company’s new aluminum-rich architecture.
The Plus Four is also one of the brand’s first uses of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, sourced from BMW. The 2.0-liter mill generates 255 horsepower and up to 295 pound-feet of torque. It pairs with either a six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic. A sprint to 62 miles per hour takes 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph.
It does not offer supercar levels of performance – the starting price is £62,995 (about $80,000 at current exchange rates) – but it’s different. And I like that a lot more than 1,000-horsepower supercars with mid-six-figure price tags.
– Anthony Alaniz, Contributing Writer