Morgan 3 Wheeler
This is something different for modern times!
Room for two, but they need to be friends!
Clearly, the past is in the future at Morgan.
Historical Morgan 3 Wheeler
25th February, 2011
When did you last regard a journey by motor car as an
adventure? The Morgan 3 Wheeler is launched to bring the fun and passion back to personal transport.
Lift the safety catch from the “bomb release” starter, hear the massive twin cylinders 'detonate' and
choose your favourite destination.
The iconic design of the Morgan Three Wheeler has been updated with 21st Century technology. The
powertrain is a V Twin fuel injected engine matched to a Mazda 5 speed gearbox. This provides smooth
“get in and drive” convenience with the thrill of extreme performance. The car is a fusion of old and
Safety is paramount with a reinforced tubular chassis and twin roll bars for driver and passenger. A
sturdy V belt provides traction to the reinforced rear tyre. Some things have not changed. The Morgan
Three Wheeler still holds long distance speed records for one litre cars set in the 1930’s so why change
the shape? The pronounced bullet shape and the exposed chassis and aluminium tub are accompanied by the
aeroplane profile of the car’s sides. The shape is of a gentle yet powerful missile at the front leading
to a 'beetle' back tail at the rear. From the design viewpoint, the focus was set on making the car as
close to an aeroplane as possible, while retaining handy extra space for driver, passenger and a
hold-all in the rear. But above all the Morgan 3 Wheeler is designed for one purpose alone, to make
driving fun. A leather padded cockpit complete with aircraft instrumentation adds to the sense of
flying on the road. The car is easy to control with compact dimensions offering a perfect view ahead
and to the rear. The car seems to respond as much to thought as physical input.
Dynamism is further enhanced by what the Morgan design team calls a sporty “race on Sunday” design
philosophy. The car’s lines do not end abruptly but instead flow organically and echo the smooth shapes
of a race track. The smooth profile makes the car look sleeker and lower. The sculpted bonnet and
boot enhance the aerodynamic feel and the short overhangs front and rear emphasise the sports car
sense of purpose.
CHASSIS AND DRIVING DYNAMICS
Morgan chassis experts have worked on the driving experience of the new Morgan 3 Wheeler with the
same passion given to the development of any new Morgan. The result is a driver’s car with properties
that do the sporting appearance full justice. The weight of the engine is counterbalanced by the mass
of the passengers and the car has a planted feel with a very low centre of gravity to ensure it
remains 'glued' to the road. During the development process, the chassis team worked on the new 3
Wheeler in parallel with the forthcoming Morgan Eva GT. The result is a solution that features changes
and refinements to virtually every single detail that affects a car’s cornering capabilities.
During its first year of production, the new Morgan 3 Wheeler will be available with a V twin from
specialist engine builder S & S. The car is approved by US and European road transport authorities for
safety and emissions. With an economical 115 horsepower the motor provides maximum power at minimum
revs. Big torque spells effortless hill climbing ability. The current focus of the Morgan Motor
Company to cut CO2 emissions and low fuel consumption is very much part of the rationale behind the
launch of this car. The time is right for Morgan to take a new look at the combination of acceleration,
on road performance and economy. The time is right for Morgan to relaunch the 3 Wheeler.
Price £25,000 before tax in England
Bespoke extras such as bespoke leather and paint are available at extra cost as on the classic
Morgan. A Polished engine, stainless steel tailpipes, cowl, polished cowl, headlamps and roll hoops
are also extra cost options for a more classic look.
Exciting graphic packs to compliment the Sport “race on Sunday” philosophy
High quality decals are available to give the owner the opportunity to boost the sporty attitude of
the new Morgan 3 Wheeler. These include special designs including US military and British Air Force
inspired logos, oval racing numbers and stripes, a fearsome shark nose, chequered winner’s bonnet,
official national flags and the Morgan wings.
Whilst the new Morgan Three Wheeler is certified for road use on planet Earth, Australia has its
own unique homologation requirements and at this point in time, Morgan do not have Australian Design
Rule compliance. Should this compliance be available at a later time, Next Car will make an