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Morgan Plus 8

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Morgan Plus 8

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3947 cm3 / 240.9 cu in / 240.9 cu in, 141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 312.0 N·m / 230.1 lb·ft / 230.1 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorganIssued from1991
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

Length3962 mm / 156.0 in / 156.0 inTotal (curb) weight935 kg / 2061 lb / 2061 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1371 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1371 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inWeight distribution (front)49.0 % / 49.0 % / 49.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.66 m2 / 17.8 sq ft / 17.8 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 ManufacturerRoverValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionaluminium alloy block & headBore94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.1 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.32
Fuel supplyLucas EFiEngine displacement3947 cm3 / 240.9 cu in / 240.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity493.38 cm3/cylinder / 30.108 cu in/cylinder / 30.108 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque312.0 N·m / 230.1 lb·ft / 230.1 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.4 kW / 75.6 hp / 75.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.9 kW/l / 0.789 bhp/cu in / 0.789 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque79.0 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 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) speed195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.10 s / 6.10 s / 6.10 sPower-to-weight ratio203.2 kW/ton / 154.0 bhp/ton / 154.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)18.40 s / 18.40 s / 18.40 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time15.10 s / 15.10 s / 15.10 s (top 93 km/h / 58 mph / 58 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time27.80 s / 27.80 s / 27.80 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front6.5 x 15Wheels rear6.5 x 15
Tyres frontAvon 205/60 VR 15Tyres rearAvon 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 detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morgan Plus 8

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