In the mid 1990s a remarkable new Morgan began to take shape. In order to remain competitive on the race track and to maintain Morgan’s reputation for producing world class sports cars, Charles Morgan decided to develop an entirely new chassis. Together with Morgan dealer Bill Wykeham, Charles raced a specifically designed aluminium chassis Plus 8 in 7 rounds of the international 1996 BPR race series. This became the FIA GT series in 1997. This car proved that the factory were capable of making and running a successful race car, but also that with the higher performance requirements of this series, the aerodynamics of the existing shape were the major limiting factor to success.