The appeal of the 3-Wheeler is plain to see, but is it all theatre and no substance? Autocar finds out.
One of the most unique looking, unique sounding cars on the road, the Morgan three-wheeler is a car that anyone that gets cars would love the chance to drive. Nothing short of a grown-up toy, for £30,000 you get a machine with two wheels at the front and one at the back. Power comes from a front-mounted 115hp, 2.0-liter V-twin, with each cylinder bigger than those found on a Dodge Viper, and which is sent to the belt-driven rear wheel via a 5-speed manual transmission.
The weight of the engine is counterbalanced by the mass of the passengers and has a low center of gravity to "ensure it remains glued to the road." Thanks to an aluminum body, the weight of the three-wheeler is just 525kg.
The rear-wheel drive wonder has been certified for both safety and emissions by the US and European transport authorities. The interior is available with leather and along with a polished engine, stainless steel tailpipes, custom paint, and unique bullet-hole graphics this is simply an awe-inspiring car. Morgan wants to make driving fun once again and judging by the video, that's exactly what they've done.