With only a few months of production left on the BMW V8 Morgan uses in the Plus 8, the hunt for a new, more emissions friendly, replacement is on. Tour guide Kevin thinks it might be a straight 6. My bet, based on pure speculation, is a turbo V6.
There are four engine choices for the "traditionally styled" cars. Though they look very similar, they're not identical. The width changes slightly with the engine displacement. So the Plus 8 is the widest, the 1.6L 4/4 is the narrowest. The easiest way to tell is by looking at the distance between the headlights and the grill.
When the cars leave this building they're officially "rolling chassis." You could, in theory, get in and drive them. In fact, that's exactly what they do to get the cars to the paint shop across the way. Before we get there, though, we're going to take a step back.
After the cars get to the rolling chassis stage, they get driven across to the paint shop. Amazingly, the cars get completely disassembled at this stage, in order to make sure every part gets a full covering of paint.
As the car gets its interior finished, most of the bits that came off to get painted don't get put on until after everything is done. This is to minimize the chance for scratches. Here some parts await a maroon car that's nearly finished.