So following yesterday’s teaser, Morgan Motor Company unveiled their latest creation, the Morgan AR Plus 4, at Silverstone Classic 2015. It’s a full-blooded sports car the AR Plus 4, pitched as a track car that you can drive on the road. It is built by Morgan’s racing arm AR Motorsport.
Powering the Morgan AR Plus 4 is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder Cosworth engine which at 224bhp is the most powerful 2.0 liter unit ever fitted to a Morgan. That doesn’t sound like much power, but then the car doesn’t weight much either. All in, the AR 4 tips the scale at 900 kg.
Since it is meant mainly for track use, Morgan AR Plus 4 comes with re-tuned chassis and suspension that make it a much sharper handling car than the normal Plus 4. It also gets better brakes, adjustable shocks, and lightweight 16-inch wheels with high-performance tires. The upshot of all this is you get a car that looks like a 50s classic but drives as well as a Porsche 911.
It is rather pointless to talk about styling when the subject is a Morgan, because they all look the same and it’s a look they’ve been rocking since God knows how many years ago. But an interested eye will notice the AR 4 is wearing a bit of mascara in form of black accents around its headlights and the grille. The car also has a fully loaded plush leather interior. That is there to justify the £55,000 asking price.