Car News 24 Feb 2016

Morgan unveil the AR Plus 4 at Silverstone Classic

Morgan unveil the AR Plus 4 at Silverstone Classic

Morgan is showcasing a limited-edition racing-inspired version of the Plus 4 at this week’s Silverstone Classic meeting.

The AR Plus 4 commemorates 65 years of the Plus 4 and will be manufactured by AR Motorsport, Morgan’s racing division.

The car will be powered by a 225bhp Cosworth engine – the most powerful 2.0-litre yet produced by Morgan, and the first time the company has used a Cosworth engine in one of its cars.  The AR Plus 4 weighs just 900kg and should reach 0-60mph in around 6 seconds.

Despite its racing pedigree, the AR Plus 4 is a road car, and Morgan will produce a limited run of 50 cars.  A number of upgrades are included over the standard Plus 4, including adjustable shock absorbers, and a new suspension system and brakes.  Styling features include aluminium floor and door panels, 16-inch matt black alloy wheels, footwell lighting, ‘AR Motorsport’ detailing and a black Union Jack badge.

Morgan has also added more insulation to reduce road and wind noise affecting the interior and improve the car’s road usability.  LED headlights and tail-lights are included, and the cabin features a redesigned dashboard, crafted from Morgan’s core materials of ash, aluminium and leather.

The AR Plus 4 will be priced from £54,995, with Morgan reporting it has already taken several orders for the new car.

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