Thanks to Zeitgeist: The Plus Six was Morgan's first freshman in decades. But he always seems to be. And even a new BMW engine and the first automaker in British manufacturer history, the Roadster has no modern car. And that's good. Because who spends at least 111,800 francs for a Morgan, not only expects an open sports car, is passionate and fun and one moves the room, but also wants to travel on time. Without digital help.
It starts to work. Because there are dull hammers from the flat brick hall, the floor is covered with shavings, instead of welding robots and conveyor belts, with lathes and sewing machines. And where it still smells of oil and gas, the smell of wood glue and leather rises to the nose: Who enters Morgan's holy halls in Malvern Link for the first time, may not believe that we are writing this person 201
For decades a completely new car again
But the impression was deceptive, and really great! Although Morgan looked like an open-air vehicle construction museum, time did not stop. On the contrary, he made another big jump this year. For the first time in decades, the British have developed a completely new car. True, this Plus Six looks just like any Morgan since the 1930s, when Malvern Link built the first cars with four instead of three wheels.
A long bow with a butterfly hood, freestanding headlights, fenders across the flank, one a small cabin with shutters and a filigree roof and a short tail make it a baroque angel in the street sky. And yet, the aluminum body is handmade over a wooden frame. But with a new drive and gearbox, a new platform with a wider package and a new cockpit with reasonably modern equipment, the British will now go into the future after 110 years.
For the first time in 110 years, the manual gearbox of the
is missing Martin, as well as from BMW. Munich has now shipped their latest six-cylinder with the famous ZF eight-speed automatic in Great Britain. Although CO2 emissions are down to 180 grams per kilometer, but he is pushing the Morgan community on two innovations, the scope for conservative clients is about the size of a fourth-wheel car: For the first time. in Morgan's history there is a turbo engine under the bonnet, and for the first time in 110 years, there has been no manual gearbox.
Usually, the Plus Six is a cousin of the new BMW Z4. But as he struggles to get back on the roof of the fabric to revive the Roadster's good old road and get plenty of electric finesse for the spark of driving pleasure, the Plus Six is a fantastic analog and archaic car that won't leave behind cold one,
You either hate the brand new vintage car and wonder why you should spend so much money on a draughty two-seater, which costs a few nails every time you open it, which isn't even There are airbags and even the central locking or automatic headlamp as a celebratory success. Or you love it, because there is almost no other car that is so pure and genuine and where you think it is very close to the road.
The feeling of driving is completely unchanged
Turbo down, automatic – soon The Morgan Ride, is the culmination of the riding principles, and you can only enjoy: When the 340 hp and up at 500 Nm it only hits 1075 kilos, so you feel more like a super sports car than a retro roadster. If the sprint takes only 4.2 seconds from 0 to 100, you can easily reach even the narrow lanes around the Malvern Link.
And if the wind blows through the small cabin at more than 70.80 kilometers per hour with hurricane force then the maximum of 267 objects is as frightening as the speed of sound, and a barely daring hit. the accelerator.
Plus Six is just there. Adopted by any electronics and blessed with a chassis that does not tremble the bones of a person in the body, but still reports every small lump of road directly to the coccyx as before, one drives this road only to for the sake of driving,
In the buttocks almost on the tarmac, you sit on a very slender and narrow aluminum installation, enjoy a perfect overview, place it with the accuracy of millimeters above the curves, can be carried out using a gentle rear swing and chase through the superb Cornwall and the Cotswolds, as if someone on Rosamunde Pilcher were hit with Fast Forward.