On this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay’s friend Jason Len from XK’s Unlimited brings by his hot-rodded 1970 Morgan Plus 8. The car has been modified using the Shelby Cobra formula where an American V8 is put into a small British roadster body. The car originally came with a 215 cubic inch (3.5 liter) aluminum Buick V8 which is commonly referred to as the Rover V8 in Europe. This Morgan has the 3.9 liter version of the block with forged internals and Weber carburetors on top. It’s crazy to think of that much power on a car whose frame is made of Ash with suspension designed in 1910, but that’s what makes this hobby fun.
Source: Jay Leno’s Garage on YouTube