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Plus four Test Drive #641004
29/05/20 11:59 AM
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Plus four Test Drive

My thanks to Dan at Krazy Horse for the loan of the car.

This is a very fast competent modern car that looks like a trad.

I drove the manual version and enjoyed it immensely but to keep the turbo on song you have to stir the petrol with the gear lever. Sixth at 60 or even 70 struggles if you accelerate hard & is really an overdrive. Dan tells me the autobox keeps the car on song as does driving in lower gears in the manual. On the video at roughly 12 min 27 secs I tried some 0 to 60 runs. I would say 5 seconds in non sports mode based upon counting elephants.

https://youtu.be/cYzekkM-oo4

Unlike the Plus Six it has normal profile tyres so the ride is more compliant / comfortable vs the low profile tyres. You can sense it has less power that then Plus Six but in reality it has loads to spare. It has more power than my S1 Roadster which felt under powered when I got back into it. But it has I would say similar power to a 3.7l Roadster though with the turbo it delivers differently.

In normal gearbox mode the exhaust is pretty quiet, press the sports mode button and the car responds more rapidly and on the over run there are addictive pops & bangs. laugh2
It has a start button which I also like. rofl

So a very good if not indeed a great car from MMC. The one I drove is roughly £68k. The build quality was excellent.

Whilst the car is wider than a trad there are no door pockets to store stuff. The glove box has a bulge into it so is very small. Behind the seats is a reasonable space. At 5 ft 11in I needed to move the seat forward.

I didn't see anywhere to put tools & I am not sure if there is a tool tray in the back. Sorry I only thought of that after the event. As you can from the photos there is no space under the bonnet.

The gearbox tunnel is quite hard as it isn't covered in leather. I normally lean my leg against it but in the Plus Four that wasn't comfortable. Though I expect I would get used to it.

Definitely different to a trad but a very very good car. I need to talk to :swmbo and have long think.

JohnV6
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Re: Plus four Test Drive [Re: John V6] #641007
29/05/20 12:22 PM
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Thanks for taking the time and effort John that is a very engaging read and good to hear so many good qualities called from an experienced Morganista, certainly enough to get me thinking about the possibilities available now after the dust has settled in a couple of years.

A nice touch on the high level brake lights and the bonnet shot certainly less of a vipers nest than the Plus Six I looked over at Goodwood FOS last year.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: Plus four Test Drive [Re: John V6] #641017
29/05/20 12:50 PM
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Thanks for note. It sounds like the PlusFour deserves a good look.


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Re: Plus four Test Drive [Re: John V6] #641029
29/05/20 01:26 PM
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Nice review and video!

The gearbox tunnel can have carpet or leather sides, and the top surface can be body-coloured or leather.

Re: Plus four Test Drive [Re: John V6] #641033
29/05/20 02:05 PM
29/05/20 02:05 PM
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It is the top that catches your leg. In this car it was solid white metal I presume.


JohnV6
2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
Re: Plus four Test Drive [Re: John V6] #641041
29/05/20 02:36 PM
29/05/20 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by John V6
My thanks to Dan at Krazy Horse for the loan of the car.

This is a very fast competent modern car that looks like a trad.

I drove the manual version and enjoyed it immensely but to keep the turbo on song you have to stir the petrol with the gear lever. Sixth at 60 or even 70 struggles if you accelerate hard & is really an overdrive. Dan tells me the autobox keeps the car on song as does driving in lower gears in the manual. On the video at roughly 12 min 27 secs I tried some 0 to 60 runs. I would say 5 seconds in non sports mode based upon counting elephants.

https://youtu.be/cYzekkM-oo4

Unlike the Plus Six it has normal profile tyres so the ride is more compliant / comfortable vs the low profile tyres. You can sense it has less power that then Plus Six but in reality it has loads to spare. It has more power than my S1 Roadster which felt under powered when I got back into it. But it has I would say similar power to a 3.7l Roadster though with the turbo it delivers differently.

In normal gearbox mode the exhaust is pretty quiet, press the sports mode button and the car responds more rapidly and on the over run there are addictive pops & bangs. laugh2
It has a start button which I also like. rofl

So a very good if not indeed a great car from MMC. The one I drove is roughly £68k. The build quality was excellent.

Whilst the car is wider than a trad there are no door pockets to store stuff. The glove box has a bulge into it so is very small. Behind the seats is a reasonable space. At 5 ft 11in I needed to move the seat forward.

I didn't see anywhere to put tools & I am not sure if there is a tool tray in the back. Sorry I only thought of that after the event. As you can from the photos there is no space under the bonnet.

The gearbox tunnel is quite hard as it isn't covered in leather. I normally lean my leg against it but in the Plus Four that wasn't comfortable. Though I expect I would get used to it.

Definitely different to a trad but a very very good car. I need to talk to :swmbo and have long think.




Your last sentence sums the new plus four up nicely , its just a lot of dosh and I would need a wood dash as the present one is very basic and would need a sports exhaust if there was any way of increasing the sound ! clap
( climbed into my Mog and decided to keep it for a bit longer ! }

Last edited by madmax; 29/05/20 02:39 PM.

Geneva 2016 plus 8' The Green Godess' 4 side exits .


Re: Plus four Test Drive [Re: madmax] #641057
29/05/20 04:40 PM
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John thanks for your post, very interesting. Does Dan have the automatic yet? Will you be trying that one as a comparison?

Re: Plus four Test Drive [Re: John V6] #641059
29/05/20 04:43 PM
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Gary,
yes he has. I was offered either to drive. We could go on Wed if you book a slot and think your dog would be fine in my car.
I think you would fine it is a good close second to the Plus Six.
John


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2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
Re: Plus four Test Drive [Re: John V6] #641067
29/05/20 05:06 PM
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Excellent evaluation, thanks for taking time to post it.


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Re: Plus four Test Drive [Re: John V6] #641087
29/05/20 06:27 PM
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No problem. It was a fun day out in a great vehicle.


JohnV6
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