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This isn't the first time we're writing about an answer to a question that no one asked. In this case it's Auto Express with the query "What happens when you compare the 2013 Porsche 911 and a Morgan Plus 8 around the UK's tight, technical Anglesey track?"

To give you the context, the Porsche is the definitively modern yet rear-engined coupe with 350 horsepower getting kicked out of its 3.4-liter, six-cylinder flat six to move 3,080 pounds. The Morgan is the definitively retro, front-engined roadster with with 370 hp at its disposal from a BMW-sourced V8 motivating just 2,420 pounds.

The answer is more engaging than you might expect. In the UK, they both go for about the same price, £80,000 ($128,000 U.S.), and even though the 'winner' is no surprise, the feelings each car creates couldn't be more different. And the Morgan does earn an accolade that hasn't been heard about a 911 in more than two decades: "It's a proper manly car." All the action is in the video below.



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      Max Wagner
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would take the Morgan any day of the week.It is a classic, wind-in-your-face, super fun,minimalist British roadster. I would love to own one, but the prices are astronomical. I'm probably going to look at buying the next best thing: a used Viper convertible, under $60k.
      sparrk
      • 2 Years Ago
      So the 993 GT2, 996 GT2 widow makers are not "proper manly cars", but the Morgan is ?
      Pinhead
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought the 911 sounded awesome, until he drove the Morgan. V8's are just awesome.
      rjstanford
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you want a track car, buy the Porsche or Lotus. If you want to have fun in a car that's more than powerful enough for driving on the roads at reasonably sane speeds, but has some real character, get the Morgan.
      rocknrego
      • 2 Years Ago
      How close does this guy want to sit to the steering wheel!!!
      ablogreadr
      • 2 Years Ago
      if you want a real sports car and save £30k, buy the new lotus exige s that was in the background at the start of this video.