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The factories last V8 and a glimpse of SP1 #559364
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MMC 11 + SP1

Those of you with good memories will remember seeing Brian's very special car before. I don't recall him moving to Africa though wink visiting frequently on business maybe. As far as I know Eton is still very much in England unless this Broxit thing has changed it all around laugh2.


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Re: The factories last V8 and a glimpse of SP1 [Re: +8Rich] #559370
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The Cyclone engined SP1 looks interesting. Full size pics on Twitter. Great colour - with matching inlet manifold, oil filler cap and even dipstick, a real opportunity to spend as much time polishing engine bay as exterior innocent



Not sure about rear view though confused2 unless the hardtop comes off.


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Re: The factories last V8 and a glimpse of SP1 [Re: +8Rich] #559388
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
MMC 11 + SP1

Those of you with good memories will remember seeing Brian's very special car before. I don't recall him moving to Africa though wink visiting frequently on business maybe. As far as I know Eton is still very much in England unless this Broxit thing has changed it all around laugh2.

I have to agree Rich, when I saw him last year he certainly didn't have that much of a sun tan!!


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Re: The factories last V8 and a glimpse of SP1 [Re: +8Rich] #559407
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I love that plus 8. It's interesting though that my 2005 roadster ser 1 did 0_60 in 4.5.......... I would have thought that plus 8 should be around a second quicker wouldn't you?
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Re: The factories last V8 and a glimpse of SP1 [Re: nick w] #559413
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Nick, I agree you would have thought it would be a little quicker that 4.5 Secs is quick. The best I've had out of my Classic 3.9Ltr Plus 8 is 6.0Secs one day when I decided to go for it and time it.

Money no object it would be one of those last Aero Plus 8's just stunning machines.


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Re: The factories last V8 and a glimpse of SP1 [Re: +8Rich] #559416
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Skinny tyres and little weight over the rear wheels causes a lack of traction.


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Re: The factories last V8 and a glimpse of SP1 [Re: deano] #559419
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That makes sense Martin.


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Re: The factories last V8 and a glimpse of SP1 [Re: +8Rich] #559426
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Nick, I agree you would have thought it would be a little quicker that 4.5 Secs is quick. The best I've had out of my Classic 3.9Ltr Plus 8 is 6.0Secs one day when I decided to go for it and time it.


I think if you want to achieve the catalog's measurement times, you have to rape the car extremely. I've been afraid of that so far.

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Originally Posted By Heinz
Originally Posted By +8Rich
Nick, I agree you would have thought it would be a little quicker that 4.5 Secs is quick. The best I've had out of my Classic 3.9Ltr Plus 8 is 6.0Secs one day when I decided to go for it and time it.


I think if you want to achieve the catalog's measurement times, you have to rape the car extremely. I've been afraid of that so far.


Absolutely right Heinz I didn't enjoy the experience I have to say it was the one and only time I have done it - somehow it just doesn't feel right in a Morgan love


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Re: The factories last V8 and a glimpse of SP1 [Re: +8Rich] #559442
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By Heinz
[quote=+8Rich] Nick, I agree you would have thought it would be a little quicker that 4.5 Secs is quick. The best I've had out of my Classic 3.9Ltr Plus 8 is 6.0Secs one day when I decided to go for it and time it.


I think if you want to achieve the catalog's measurement times, you have to rape the car extremely. I've been afraid of that so far.
when I was younger I would have given it a try. At that time I had a quick low diff +8 , when I first had it I thought it would not go round corner's, until I realized I was arriving at the corner 30mph faster than in my old 4/4

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