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Morgan Plus 8

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Morgan Plus 8

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3532 cm3 / 215.5 cu in / 215.5 cu in, 115.6 kW / 155.0 hp / 155.0 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorganIssued from1979
ModelPlus 8Issued until
SeriePlusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMorganCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3730 mm / 146.9 in / 146.9 inTotal (curb) weight828 kg / 1825 lb / 1825 lb
Width1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2490 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.1 sq ft / 19.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRover/BuickValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionaluminium alloy block & headBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.1 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement3532 cm3 / 215.5 cu in / 215.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity441.50 cm3/cylinder / 26.942 cu in/cylinder / 26.942 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power115.6 kW / 155.0 hp / 155.0 hp at 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.7 kW / 22.3 hp / 22.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.7 kW/l / 0.719 bhp/cu in / 0.719 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.4 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.86
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.10 s / 5.10 s / 5.10 sTop (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio187.2 kW/ton / 141.8 bhp/ton / 141.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringcam & pegSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.25Turning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,SlPi, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front5.5J x 15Wheels rear5.5J x 15
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear229 mm / 9.0 in / 9.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morgan Plus 8

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