Looks bloody delicious!
The Morgan 3-Wheeler—which had a successful career for just over a decade, has finally got a successor, aptly named ‘Super 3’. Order books are open in the UK with prices starting at £41,995. Customer deliveries are expected to commence in June 2022. Super 3 is Morgan’s first clean-sheet design since the launch of the Aero 8 in 2000 and indeed, the company’s biggest visual departure since the 1962 Plus 4 Plus.
The Morgan Super 3 is built around a bonded aluminium superformed monocoque—which is said to not only make the vehicle lighter and stronger, but also offers more space for the occupants. Morgan claims that thanks to the enhanced safety the monocoque offers, the Super 3 meets the same impact standards as Plus Four and Plus Six four-wheeled cars.
When it comes to design, the one big difference is, of course, the engine is no longer mounted outside, between the headlights, thanks again, to the new monocoque. My personal favorite design elements are those tiny openings just above the front logo, which kinda remind me of modern Audis. On the side, the ‘sideblades’ as Morgan calls them, manage cooling requirements while also offering a platform for panniers, luggage racks and liveries. A luggage rack is also offered for the tail.
Inside, things are just as interesting as the outside. The retro-modern theme is more evident here with dashboard-mounted fully digital gauges—with their surrounds available in either anodized black or silver finish. Notice that the starter button is hidden inside a flap that needs to be lifted up, kinda like the one in an Aventador. Morgan claims that the interior is IP64 rated and any part of the interior is completely dust-tight and protected against water splashing from any direction, even down to the integrated USB sockets. The choice of seat materials includes vinyl, water-resistant leather, saddle leather and technical fabric. A footwell heater is available for the first time, while comfort is further enhanced by a reach- & rake-adjustable steering wheel and a quick-release adjustable pedal box.
Powering the Morgan Super 3 is a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre in-line 3-cylinder Dragon engine from Ford, offering 87 kW (118 metric hp) at 6,500 rpm and 150 Nm (111 lb-ft) of torque at 4,500 rpm. The engine is hooked up with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Morgan claims a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 7 seconds and a top speed of 209 km/h (130 mph). The vehicle weighs 635 kg (1,400 lbs) dry.