|Posted by Adrian Ainsworth on November 3, 2010 at 5:08 PM|
The Morgan Motor Company is “relaunching” a modern version of the vehicle upon which the company was founded: the Morgan Threewheeler. The 2011 Threewheeler features a “Screaming Eagle” 1800 cc engine from Harley Davidson and a Mazda 5-speed gearbox. A sturdy tubular frame and two rollover bars surround the passenger compartment, while an aerodynamic super-formed bullet hull protects the occupants from the weather.
The 2011 Morgan Threewheeler. Click to enlarge.A leather-padded aircraft style cockpit indulges the feeling of flying through the air. A sub 500 kg overall weight and a slippery hull enhances performance and fuel economy.
The new Threewheeler delivers an estimated 100 bhp, and accelerates from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.
Bespoke specifications for the Morgan Threewheeler will be available, as with any Morgan, but at increased cost and following a run of standard cars off the production line.
From 1909 to 1953 around 30,000 Morgan Threewheelers were manufactured in Malvern and more were made under license by Darmont Morgan in France. On the race track the car became very successful, famously winning the French Grand Prix in 1913 and regularly lapping the banked Brooklands track at an average speed of over 100 mph.
This just might catch on! We Likes!