Morgan, the British sports car maker, has released a limited-run AR Plus 4 to celebrate the model’s 65th anniversary.
Based on the Plus 4, which has been in production since 1950, the AR Plus 4 was developed by Morgan’s racing division, AR Motorsport.
Under the bonnet is a Cosworth-fettled 2-litre four-cylinder Ford engine tuned to deliver 168kW, making it the most powerful Plus 4 model to date. The regular Plus 4 makes do with 115kW/201Nm.
The AR Plus 4 also features a new suspension setup, adjustable shock absorbers, a different axle ratio and an uprated braking package with vented discs up front. Power steering remains an optional extra.
The Morgan AR Plus 4 rides on 16-inch alloy wheels shod with Yokohama ADO 48R rubber, while illumination comes courtesy of LED head- and tail-lights
On the inside, the AR Plus 4 features plenty of leather; a 4.1-channel sound system; extra soundproofing; untrimmed aluminium door, dash and trim pieces; and box-weave carpeting on the floor, sills and centre tunnel.
The company will produce just 50 AR Plus 4s.
Morgan is the last remaining family owned, independent British motor manufacturer. The company Ltd. was established in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan with his three-wheeler. A four-wheeled model began production in 1936.
Today Morgan hand-builds 1300 cars per year. The Aero 8 was launched in 2000, and continual evolution of the Aero Range has seen the 8 joined by the dramatic Aero SuperSports and its fixed-head sibling, the Aero Coupe. In 2011 the company relaunched the Morgan 3 Wheeler, a modern interpretation the classic design.
Models including the 4/4, the world’s longest-running production vehicle.