The Morgan Roadster was introduced in 2004 replacing the Morgan Plus 8. The car is identical to its predecessor except for new modern Ford V6 mechanicals. The new engine develops similar power, though less torque, and is slightly lighter than the Rover V8 it replaces giving the car increased performance and better fuel economy. Like the previous models, the chassis is of galvanized steel and of the ladder type with five tubular or box section cross members. The body is built of steel and aluminum around an ash frame. Suspension is traditional Morgan slider type up-front and solid axle / leaf spring at the rear.
Source: Wikipedia, 2012