Morgan 3 Wheeler
|Manufacturer||Morgan Motor Company|
|Assembly||Malvern Link, Worcestershire, UK|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||S&S 1983 cc ohv V-twin|
|Transmission||5-speed manual with torque damper|
|Wheelbase||92 in (2,336.8 mm)|
|Length||126 in (3,200.4 mm)|
The Morgan Motor Company announced that they would launch the "3 Wheeler" in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show.The 3 Wheeler was initially said to have a Harley-Davidson Screaming Eagle V-twin engine and a Mazda 5-speed manual transmission. and was estimated to deliver 115 horsepower (86 kW) at the rear wheel. However, there was a surprise when the prototype that was shown at Geneva had a S&S engine.
Production three-wheelers turned out to have S&S engines The kerb weight was originally estimated to be less than 500 kilograms (1,102 lb) but the final weight was tested at 550 kg. The acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) was estimated by Morgan to occur in 4.5 seconds, with an (estimated) top speed of 115 miles per hour (185 km/h) The three-wheeler is to be homologated as a motorcycle in the United States.
|Top Speed||115 mph|
|Torque||140 Nm, 103 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||215 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||3|
The company states that 850 deposits have been taken since the announcement in 2011. Customer deliveries began in Europe in February 2012. USA deliveries are not expected before June 2012, when the first imported three-wheeler was displayed in New York City and at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance. The Morgan 3 Wheeler was featured in a Series 18 episode of UK motoring show Top Gear where presenter Richard Hammond picked the Morgan 3 Wheeler in a comparison of track-day cars. The 3 Wheeler won the "Not-A-Car of the Year 2011" in Top Gear (magazine).
In April 2012, the new Morgan 3 Wheeler was show-cased at the New York International Auto Show, at the Jacob Javits Center, by Bobby Singh and Gideon Lang-Laddie of Manhattan Motorsports www.morgan3w.com. This was the first time in 10 years that Morgan had had a presence at the largest of the American car shows and was the first US specification Morgan 3 Wheeler in the USA. The Morgan 3 Wheeler was voted one of the "Hottest Cars Of The Show" by G4TV.
In May 2012. Manhattan Motorsports took delivery of Charles Morgan's Superdry edition Morgan 3 Wheeler and prepared it for its first major American trial. This vehicle was driven across the States, from New York to Los Angeles by Charles Morgan and his wife,covering 3000 miles, in the Gumball 3000 Rally. At the end of the 7 day drive, the Morgan 3 Wheeler was awarded the "Spirit of Gumball" prize.
|Drivetrain||Rear wheel drive|