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Morgan Plus 8

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 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, 268.0 N·m / 197.7 lb·ft / 197.7 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorganIssued from1982
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

Length3886 mm / 153.0 in / 153.0 inTotal (curb) weight904 kg / 1993 lb / 1993 lb
Width1468 mm / 57.8 in / 57.8 inDry weight
Height1194 mm / 47.0 in / 47.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2497 mm / 98.3 in / 98.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1214 mm / 47.8 in / 47.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inWeight distribution (front)51.0 % / 51.0 % / 51.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.49 m2 / 16.0 sq ft / 16.0 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 HIF 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. torque268.0 N·m / 197.7 lb·ft / 197.7 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)49.3 kW / 66.1 hp / 66.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.7 kW/l / 0.719 bhp/cu in / 0.719 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.9 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.70 s / 4.70 s / 4.70 sTop (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.70 s / 6.70 s / 6.70 sPower-to-weight ratio171.5 kW/ton / 129.9 bhp/ton / 129.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)21.80 s / 21.80 s / 21.80 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time15.00 s / 15.00 s / 15.00 s (top 85 km/h / 53 mph / 53 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time28.50 s / 28.50 s / 28.50 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringcam & pegSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,VSlPi, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front6.5 x 15Wheels rear6.5 x 15
Tyres frontPirelli P6 205/60 VR 15Tyres rearPirelli P6 205/60 VR 15
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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