The Morgan Motor Company has built the first of its limited-edition 70th Anniversary Edition Plus 4 models.
Four out of the 20 examples to be built have been completed at Morgan’s factory in Malvern, U.K.
Each of the anniversary models will be individually numbered and built in a unique specification with several notable details.
The production of the Morgan Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition models follows the launch of the all-new Plus Four earlier in March 2020.
The new car is now underpinned by Morgan’s latest CX-Generation aluminium platform.
HISTORY AND HERITAGE
The introduction of the new model means that the Morgan Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition models will be the last to be built on Morgan’s traditional steel frame chassis.
The steel frame chassis has been in production since the Morgan 4-4 was introduced in 1936.
First built in 1950, the Morgan Plus 4 has been one of the company’s best-selling models throughout seven decades of production.
For the first time ever, the chassis will be painted in gold, highlighting its significance in Morgan’s 111-year history.
Just 20 Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition cars are to be built. They feature an individually numbered plaque. A specially embroidered headrest will further differentiate the edition.
On the outside, the cars are finished in Platinum Metallic paint, a platinum anniversary being a celebration of 70 years.
The paint colour complements the satin dark grey wire wheels. Meanwhile a motorsport-inspired front valance and exterior black pack including a black stone guard, A-pillars and sidescreens give the car a purposeful design.
Inside the car, the finest grade of leather has been sourced exclusively for the Morgan Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition.
The interior is further enhanced by a Ravenwood veneer dashboard, dark grey box weave carpets and a satin black Mota-Lita steering wheel.
Other specified extras include a leather-trimmed steering cowl and door handles, mohair hood cover, and sidescreen storage bags.
Heated ‘performance’ seats, footwell lighting, and an exclusive commemorative Photographic Build Record are also included with the car.
The Morgan Plus 4 limited-edition cars come with an engine map configured by Aero Racing, Morgan’s in-house motorsport specialists.
The new mapping raises the power from 154bhp to 180bhp, and takes the zero to 100km/h acceleration time down to less than 7 seconds. An Aero Racing sports exhaust, finished with a ceramic-black tail pipe, allows the engine to truly sing.