Porsche is often mocked for only slightly evolving the look of the 911 over its 50 years of history, but compared to the cars from the Morgan Motor Company, the Germans look like constant innovators. For the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Morgan plans to bring the most powerful version of its Plus 4 ever, along with the upgraded 2014 Three Wheeler.

A countdown on Morgan's website presages the full reveal, but it is expected to retain a four-cylinder engine, which has always been a part of the car. A Morgan spokesperson told Autocar it will be "by far the most powerful Plus 4 ever." Currently the old-school sports car uses a 2.0-liter Ford four-cylinder with 145 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque connected to a Mazda five-speed manual, which gets it to 62 miles per hour in about 7.5 seconds, with a top speed of 118 mph.

The Plus 4 first entered production in 1950 as a more powerful alternative to the 4/4. Production of the original Plus 4 models ended in the '60s, but Morgan saw a niche in the market in 1985 and brought the car back with an upgraded chassis but classic looks until 2000. It brought the name back again in 2005.

The Three Wheeler gets its European premiere in Switzerland, too, with a raft of upgrades to improve steering and driving comfort. It's a great time to be interested in Morgan.


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      Teleny411
      • 9 Months Ago
      I wish the US would lower safety standards for boutique builders like Morgan.
        Read Tull
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Teleny411
        The 3 wheelers are legal as "motorcycles" and per the local Morgan dealership the 4 wheelers will be legal again in the near future.
      briang19
      • 9 Months Ago
      Wow, so much hate for these cars. I love Morgans! I just with they could legally sell them in the US, but the Morgan 3 Wheeler is the only one because it classifies as a motorcycle. If I had an extra garage bay, I'd pick up one of those in a heartbeat.
        imoore
        • 9 Months Ago
        @briang19
        Morgans actually are sold in the US. You just have to get on a 1-or 2-year waiting list and have a lot of patience just to wait for yours to be delivered.
        aatbloke1967
        • 9 Months Ago
        @briang19
        What do you expect from the teenage prats who roam these boards? Intellect?
      Fred Talmadge
      • 9 Months Ago
      The line "but Morgan saw a NICHE in the market in 1985 and brought the car back" made me smile.
      Bassracerx
      • 9 Months Ago
      omg they are so ugly burn them all.
      Technoir
      • 9 Months Ago
      How many do they sell? Cant be much I guess.
        aatbloke1967
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        Their current waiting list is approximately two years. That's considerably better than the six-seven years it used to be.
      username
      • 9 Months Ago
      "Updated" is a relative term with Morgan
      Read Tull
      • 9 Months Ago
      Cat wait for the new 2014 narrow bodies plus four. Heard a rumor that they could be going with ecoboost or BMW or Mazda powerplant but we shall see!
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