ICYMI: A Morgan Plus Four made for off-roading

Photography Courtesy Morgan Motor Company

Ever look at a Morgan Plus Four and say to yourself, “I wish there was a version I could take off-roading?” Lucky for you, Morgan has a model just for you: the CX-T.

Pulling inspiration from early reliability trials, the CX-T–built on Morgan's new CX platform–was jointly created with Rally Raid UK, a firm responsible for the creation of many of the wild off-road machines you see competing in the Dakar Rally.

Although it may look like a lifted Plus Four, the engineering put into the CX-T goes well beyond a simple lift kit. The suspension was custom-built using modified wishbones from the Plus Six and unique “EXE-TC” coil-overs.

Underneath, the Morgan makes use of a five-piece skidplate that covers almost the entire underside of the car.

Even the inside has been modified with a number of off-road-friendly accouterments like a removable document holder, flexible map light, insulated cool bag, and even a first-aid kit mounted behind the seats.

Powering the CX-T is the same 2.0-liter, BMW-sourced turbocharged inline-four rated for 255 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque found in the “normal” Plus Four, though is connected to the rear wheels through a BMW X-Drive electronic differential–capable of up to “approximately 45% lock”–and a shorter final drive ratio.

Interested? Pricing starts at 170,000 Pounds (about $234,714), and even if you have that sort of cash lying around, only eight examples will be built.

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Nickdoc New Reader
9/22/21 3:44 p.m.

Does it run a "solid" (fixed) suspension ? From the pics it doesn't really look as if there was any room for wheel travel......     Or are the front wings (fenders) bolted to the suspension arms, like LBC cycle wings ?

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