Morgan’s next-generation Plus Six will feature in the ‘First Glance’ class on the Goodwood hillclimb at this weekend’s Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard.
Due to be piloted up the 1.16-mile Hill by F3 Cup racer and Plus Six development driver Shane Kelly, the Plus Six is the ‘most advanced’ Morgan ever produced and the company’s first all-new Morgan since the Aero 8 in 2001.
It has a 335bhp turbocharged, 3.0-litre straight-six BMW powerplant (the ‘B58 in BMW speak) and an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, a big change for Morgan as the car’s brother, the outgoing Plus Eight, uses a low-revving, naturally-aspirated BMW V8.
The Plus Six will take part in two high-speed runs each day, including a timed slot on Saturday, giving fans plenty of opportunities to see it in action. For a closer look, though, visitors to the Festival should head to the Morgan Motor Company stand, situated opposite the hillclimb start line, where a static Plus Six will feature, alongside its all-new aluminium CX platform.
Toby Blythe, Head of Marketing at Morgan, commented: “It is with great pride that Morgan Motor Company can represent the history and evolution of the automobile in Britain at the nation’s largest, and best loved automotive event. The Festival of Speed has become a national institution over the last quarter of a century, and we are delighted to have our newest, and most exciting sportscar going up the famed Goodwood Hill.
“The Plus Six’s dynamic global debut is an incredibly significant event in the 110th year of Morgan’s wonderful history, and there is no greater place to present the car than the Goodwood Festival of Speed.”