If Morgan built a WRC car, it might look something like this | Rate It

Colin
By Colin Wood
Sep 23, 2021 | Morgan, CX-T, Plus Four

Photography Courtesy Morgan Motor Company

No, the dirt-slinging Morgan you see before you isn’t an HD render, it’s very much real.

Called the CX-T (“CX” for the CX platform the car is built on and “T” for trials, a throwback to the reliability trials the car maker entered in its infancy), the Morgan is more than a Plus Four with knobby tires. The entire car was specially designed with help from Rally Raid UK, a firm that normally spends its business hours designing and building Dakar Rally-spec off-road machines.

What’s the catch? Only eight are going to be built, each with a starting price of 170,000 Pounds–about $234,714.

Does the world really need an off-road version of the Plus Four? We’ll let you decide, but you can read more about the CX-T over on Classic Motorsports.

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Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/22/21 1:47 p.m.

oooof. I can tell you that of all the quarter million dollar cars available, this might be my favorite one. 

I wonder if SCCA would let you rallyx it. 

lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
9/22/21 4:19 p.m.

Does the frame flex much while playing off-road?

 

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/22/21 6:21 p.m.

I don't know if it's frame has wood, but mine does right now. 

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
9/22/21 6:29 p.m.

People need to stop claiming that the Morgans "Frame" is made of wood. It has a steel frame like any other body-on-frame car. The body is an aluminum skin on a woden structure. I imagine that zero structural contributions are asked of the bodywork.

Jay_W
Jay_W SuperDork
9/22/21 7:46 p.m.

Far be it from me to 2nd guess, but I'ma 2nd guess cuz it doesn't look like it has enough wheel travel? Man I wish Ihad a qtrmil play dough to find out firsthand...

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
9/22/21 7:52 p.m.

If I fall into mad money, I will rallycross the you know what out of one of these.

Randy_Forbes
Randy_Forbes New Reader
9/22/21 9:13 p.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

THANK YOU!  I cringe and want to scream every time I see/hear people say that!

lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
9/23/21 6:59 a.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

I know, but it's a "long-standing" joke. The body buck is ash as shown in the picture. 

stylngle2003
stylngle2003 GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/23/21 7:43 a.m.

Ah, nothing screams wonderful excess quite like driving a sizable mortgage through the woods or dirt.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
9/23/21 7:48 a.m.

10/10 would love in my garage.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/23/21 2:19 p.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:

oooof. I can tell you that of all the quarter million dollar cars available, this might be my favorite one. 

I wonder if SCCA would let you rallyx it. 

Need arm restraints or window nets, other than that, stick US DOT tires on it and it would be SR legal...

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/23/21 3:23 p.m.

I think every car needs an option for an exterior mounted roll cage!!!

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
9/23/21 3:53 p.m.

Lost me when I noticed the cheesy molded plastic dash. sad
Fixed roof is another mark against it. no

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