Thanks for posting the photos Richard
(I took a few when the car was going through the factory but they are 'a work in progress' rather than the finished article.
I've loved Iris Blue since I saw it on an MGB I looked at last summer. It is very close to Porsche Gulf Blue in the metal and really sets the mood of a '60s racer.
Boshly and I had the pleasure of getting the back story on this model during our last visit to the factory (although he was understandably preoccupied with the collection of his SS!). Reference customer testing, I'd say the Plus 4 aspect is pretty well tested by now
and the performance parts are all tried and tested in both the field and via the suppliers. If we were talking about a new model or trying to squeeze 400bhp out of the 2.0 Ford engine, I'd have a different opinion; however, we're actually talking about a well sorted model with a well though through upgrade path, with quality modifications from respected manufacturers. Time will tell but I feel pretty comfortable with my opinion based on the lengthy conversation about the why, how and development of the Plus 4 SS.
As for the Yellow detail, I'm not 100% sold on it; however, the cowl is simply vinyl (as are the yellow number roundels (that are missing from the MMC racer pre-production car), so easily removed. The yellow detail around the lower fairing air intakes is painted - MMC have done this to set the car apart - so would require either the delete option at build stage, or a repaint if you wanted them off after production. Again, this was done to mirror the racers of the 1960s but as I said above, I'll wait to see it in the metal before forming an opinion.
Someone asked about the Light Ash dashboard; it will be present in the production cars and again, is a nice individual detail.
Lastly, there will be a track pack for these cars - if memory serves it includes: Corbeau racing seat, plumbed in fire extinguisher, engine kill switch, roll bar, 4-point harnesses, tow hitch, white roundels and... hmmn, can't think of anything else but I may have missed something.
From conversations, quite a few are already sold - a fair few going to owners of the original, and/or chaps who race in vintage Morgans
ps - interesting factoid, this is the first time MMC have sold a Morgan with Minilites