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Morgan Threewheeler

Morgan Threewheeler

Morgan 3 wheeler

Morgan Threewheeler

Year (of specifications) 2011
Engine 1.8 litre V-twin
Transmission 5 speed manual
Max speed 115 mph (est)
0-60 mph 4.5 seconds (est)
Horsepower 100 hp (est)
weight 500 kgs / 1,102 lbs

The Morgan Motor Company have a long history of making classically styled vehicles. In fact everything they produce looks like it came from a bygone era. Their latest vehicle, the Morgan Threewheeler, doesn't change that formula one bit.

The 2011 Morgan Threewheeler isn't actually a new vehicle for the company. Instead it's an old model they stopped manufacturing back in 1953 which they've decided to update and bring back into production.

From 1909 to 1953 around 30,000 Morgan Threewheelers were manufactured in Malvern, England and many more were made under license by Darmont Morgan in France. For many lucky owners it was their first experience of car ownership. Fast acceleration combined with a cruising range of over 50 miles on a gallon of petrol was an unbeatable combination in the day. On the race track the Morgan Threewheeler became very successful, famously winning the French Grand Prix in 1913 and regularly lapping the banked Brooklands racetrack at an average speed of over 100 mph. Stirling Moss who owned one is on record as saying "My Morgan was a great babe magnet".

The new Morgan 3 wheeler has plenty in common with its grandfather, however it also has quite a bit of technology and engineering which is new to the model. The engine is a 1.8 litre V-twin sourced from Harley-Davidson, while the 5-speed gearbox is borrowed from Mazda. A sturdy tubular frame and two rollover bars surround the passenger compartment. An aerodynamic, bullet-shaped body partially protects the occupants from the wind and weather

The leather trimmed interior of the Morgan Threewheeler is designed to be reminicent of an old-style aircraft cockpit. Adding to the aircraft inspired touches is a 'Bomb release' style starter button and aluminium 'aircraft style' toggle switches.

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