Morgan has taken the wraps off a Plus 8 Speedster limited edition created to celebrate 100 years of vehicle manufacturing at its Pickersleigh Road factory in UK.

Morgan has taken the wraps off a Plus 8 Speedster limited edition created to celebrate 100 years of vehicle manufacturing at its Pickersleigh Road factory in UK.

As expected, this limited-run model stays true to Morgan's roots but the classic style is combined with up-to-date technology. Its heart and soul is a BMW-sourced V8 4.8-liter engine outputting 367 bhp (274 kW) and 490 Nm (370 lb-ft) delivered to the wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox or a ZF six-speed automatic transmission.

In terms of performance, the Morgan Plus 8 Speedster needs 4.2 seconds for the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and will keep on going until it reaches a top speed of 148 mph (238 km/h).

Morgan says limited production of this special Plus 8 will commence in June and each car will carry a starting price of 69,995 GBP, with deliveries kicking off in the summer.

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