Morgan Plus Four race cars hit the track

Morgan Plus Four race cars hit the track

The Morgan Motor Company, the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Engineering, and the University’s racing team (UWR) continue their long-standing technical partnership with the creation of a motorsport-focused variant of the Morgan Plus Four.

In line with Morgan’s programme of continuous product development – which recently saw the release of the Model Year ’22 package of updates for the Plus Four and Plus Six models – the project aims to collect data and feedback from the extreme conditions of a race environment which will directly shape the research and development of current and future models.

It marks the first competition use of a Morgan based on the bonded-aluminium CX-Generation platform, and sets out to validate the Plus Four’s performance and durability credentials. This encompasses the aforementioned platform – which weighs just 97kg yet offers twice the structural rigidity of Morgan’s previous aluminium platform – as well as the model’s bespoke double-wishbone suspension and BMW-sourced powertrain.

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McLaren Automotive And Plan International Partner To Empower And Inspire Children Around The World To Fulfil Their Potential

McLaren Automotive and Plan International partner to empower and inspire children around the world to fulfil their potential

Luxury British supercar maker McLaren Automotive and children’s charity Plan International announce today their global charity partnership. Plan International and McLaren Automotive together pledge to support, empower, and inspire the next generation to reach their full potential.

The new partnership brings together McLaren Automotive’s long-standing commitment to inspire and encourage young people to take up careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), with Plan International’s track record of challenging gender stereotypes to support girls globally to stay in school and open opportunities to pursue fulfilling careers. 

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Norton Motorcycles Supports Student Electric Motorcycle Research With University Of Warwick

Norton Motorcycles supports Student Electric Motorcycle Research with University of Warwick

The Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd is proud to support students at the University of Warwick who are researching the future of electric racing motorcycles. The group of students undertaking the project are aided by the donation of a sports bike frame by Norton Motorcycles, which has been adapted by the student team to be fitted with an electric powertrain, with batteries and control systems designed in-house.

The group of 13 students at WMG, University of Warwick – made up of cross-functional team from first- to final-year degree students, with the support of some EngD students – are joined by a selection of leading academics, engineers and researchers representing WMG, at the University. On-campus research has been reinforced with input, support, mentoring and technical guidance from Norton’s own designers and engineers, further to the supply of the frame.

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Youngest Ever Navigator Finishes HERO-ERA Regularity Rally

Youngest Ever Navigator Finishes HERO-ERA Regularity Rally

Thirteen-year-old Natasha Lomas has become the youngest ever navigator to finish an official HERO-ERA regularity rally. Navigating her father, John, in a 1936 Riley Sprite – the oldest car on the event – Natasha’s record-setting achievement also marked her endurance rallying debut.

I was very nervous at the start, but I think everyone was,” says Natasha, who took part in HERO-ERA’s three-day ‘A Novice Trial’. Designed as an introduction to classic and historic car rallying, the event gave Natasha the opportunity to learn and refine her navigation skills with a combination of classroom and on the road training sessions, before tackling her first competitive trial. Natasha adds: “Being the youngest navigator made it a bit more challenging, but everyone was so nice, it made the experience a lot more fun and enjoyable than I had expected it to be.

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Nissan starts production of new Qashqai in Sunderland and offers skills experience to every schoolchild in North East England

Nissan starts production of new Qashqai in Sunderland and offers skills experience to every schoolchild in North East England

Nissan Sunderland Plant is marking the start of production of the third generation Qashqai with a renewed pledge to inspire future generations of manufacturing talent.

Following a £400m investment, the latest version of the segment-defining crossover is now rolling off the plant’s production Line One, as the plant celebrates 35 years of manufacturing in the UK.

Qashqai represents one in five of all cars built in Britain since its launch 14 years ago – and to celebrate the new generation model, Nissan is offering every schoolchild in North East England the opportunity to take part in a Nissan Skills Foundation event – the company’s programme of activities designed to excite youngsters about careers in manufacturing and engineering.

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