Morgan Unveils the Plus 8 GTR

Morgan Motor Company unleashes the Plus 8 GTR special project

TGR Staff

Morgan teases their new Plus 8 GTR, a car that they described as a ‘gloves off’ special edition based on the Morgan Plus 8. The GTR revisits design elements not seen for decades and looks to Morgan's racing heritage for many styling cues. The Plus 8 officially finished production in 2018 and the nine Morgan Plus 8 GTRs will be built on leftover or reclaimed Plus 8 chassis.

Reviving a V8-powered Morgan at the current time may not seem like the obvious choice for a manufacturer firmly focused on new platforms and powertrains. However, when the opportunity presented itself to recommission a number of rolling chassis and create an exciting special project such as Plus 8 GTR, we embraced it fully. This project has allowed Morgan’s design and engineering teams to revisit some of their favorite elements of past Morgan models, as well as experiment with some features that we hope will appear on future Morgan cars.

Jonathan Wells, Morgan Head of Design

Morgan Motor Company unleashes the Plus 8 GTR special project

The GTR special project will be available in certain worldwide markets, subject to local rules on the importation of European vehicles, meaning don't expect to see one in the USA. As part of the special projects program, customers will be invited to commission their bespoke Plus 8 GTR alongside Morgan’s design team with production starting summer 2021.