The Morgan Plus Four CX-T is both coupe and off-roader

Morgan Plus Four CX-T

British luxury car marque Morgan has a long history in trialing, an all-terrain endurance event which test man and machine to their very limits. As early as 1911, Morgan sports cars have entered these competitions around the UK.

Trails is where the "T" in its latest creation, the Plus Four CX-T, comes from. The CX part of the name references the CX-Generation bonded aluminum platform, which underpins both Morgan’s Plus Four and Plus Six models.

“The project was unrestrained and born entirely from a desire to create an exciting British adventure vehicle,” Morgan head of design Jonathan Wells said. “For me, it’s a complete package: historical integrity, legitimate capability, and a brand-new adventure-lead aesthetic.”

The result, created in partnership with off-road specialists Rally Raid UK, is a vehicle set to conquer almost any type of terrain and take adventures never previously possible in a Morgan vehicle. Every Plus Four CX-T is built at Morgan’s factory in Malvern, Worcestershire before undergoing the final preparation and setup at Rally Raid UK’s own workshop facilities.

Morgan Plus Four CX-T

Its extreme capability comes from a host of modifications and upgrades: EXE-TC coilover assemblies, Plus Six suspension arms, bespoke bushes, and off-road tires that allow a ground clearance of 230 millimeters. A three-mode locking differential maximizes traction on any surface type.

A rear equipment rack, which incorporates a protective exoskeleton, houses an array of stowage solutions. It can also carry leisure equipment such as bikes and surf boards, to compliment the lifestyle activities of the owner.

Morgan Plus Four CX-T

Less visible is a five-piece underbody protection system and full bespoke exhaust system with rear side-exit that improves the Plus Four CX-T’s all-important departure angle.

“Applying my experience of 13 Dakar Rallies, 60 Dakar vehicle builds and a lifetime of overland adventuring to an unconventional sports car such as a Morgan has been an interesting and rewarding project,” Mike Jones of Rally Raid UK expressed. 

"Rally Raid UK and Morgan have engaged with industry-leading suppliers to source the highest quality components, as well as designing a range of bespoke parts that will remain unique to the model," Jones added.

"The Plus Four CX-T is a genuine overland adventure vehicle and I look forward to seeing the incredible destinations that owners will find themselves in.”

Morgan Plus Four CX-T

Only eight examples of the Plus Four CX-T, with each costing £170,000 (around P11 million), will be made. Aside from all those off-road toys, the customer will get to sit down with Morgan’s design team in specifying their desired CX-T. 

Photos from Morgan

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