The Morgan Super 3 Ditches the V-Twin for a Sleek New Shape
The Morgan Super 3 looks like so much fun, plus it makes aesthetic and engineering sense.
Introducing the Morgan Super 3. Bless the old-school establishment for building this wild little automotive creation that’s small, light, and well-balanced between all three wheels.
- Car: Morgan Super 3
- Location: United Kingdom?
- Photog: Uknown (used with permission from Morgan)
- Camera: Unknown
I say this as somebody who wouldn’t be caught dead behind the wheel of a ghastly 3-Wheeler. I just can’t get with the V-twin sitting right there up front, or the pervasive use of vintage aircraft styling cues.
By comparison, the Super 3 is a much more aesthetically and mechanically pleasing piece of kit. It has more body paneling that gives the vehicle a better shape and more balanced proportions. The wheels look like OG super touring or DTM wheels, weirdly. That’s an entirely different aesthetic, but they somehow really fit the look.
The powerplant makes a lot more sense, too. V-twins belong between Harley dads’ legs, not in a tiny, three-wheeled sports car. The Super 3 features a much more sensical, and more powerful, water-cooled 1.5-liter Ford three-cylinder. It’s also well behind the front wheels, so weight is better balanced, which ought to improve handling. Morgan hasn’t released power figures or any performance specs just yet, but I bet the thing’s an absolute riot.
The Super 3 also possesses some neat little features that I didn’t think would pique my interest. The sides of the Super 3 feature what Morgan calls “sideblades,” which not only aid in cooling, but also give occupants a surface where they can firmly attach soft luggage. Strapping a canvas bag to an off-roader’s spare tire is cheesy as hell, but I can definitely get behind this strategy because space is pretty darn limited. Apparently, the Super 3 meets the same crash standards as Morgan’s larger, four-wheeled Plus-Four and Plus-Six models, too.
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