The 2011 update of the iconic Morgan ThreeWheeler, a fusion of old and new, is being launched to bring the fun factor back in driving. Its powertrain is a V Twin fuel injected engine paired with a Mazda 5 speed (and reverse) gearbox, resulting in smooth "get in and drive" convenience with the excitement of extreme performance.
A reinforced tubular chassis and twin rollbars are provided for the driver’s and passengers’ safety and a sturdy V belt gives traction to the reinforced rear tire. Like its predecessor, the 2011 Morgan Threewheeler holds long distance speed records for one-liter cars set in the 1930.
Its exposed chassis and aluminum tub and the pronounced bullet shape are accompanied by the aeroplane profile of the 2011 Morgan ThreeWheeler’s sides. Its shape is that of a powerful yet gentle missile at the front leading to a beetle-back tail at the rear.
Morgan designed the Morgan ThreeWheeler to be as close to an aeroplane as possible, while retaining handy extra space for passenger, driver and a holdall at the back. The car contains a leather-padded cockpit complete with aircraft instrumentation.
The car can be easily controlled with compact dimensions that offer a perfect view ahead and to the rear. Dynamism is enhanced by what Morgan’s design team calls a sporty "race on Sunday" design philosophy. Its lines do not suddenly end, and are comparable to a racetrack’s smooth shapes.
The Morgan ThreeWheeler’s profile makes it look sleeker and lower. Its sculpted boot and bonnet enhance the aerodynamic feel. The short overhangs of the front and rear emphasize the sports car’s sense of purpose.
Morgan 3 Wheeler augments driver and passenger safety by employing a reinforced tubular chassis and twin roll bars. Likewise, the rear tires have been reinforced, with traction provided for by a sturdy V belt.
Interestingly, the shape of the reincarnated Morgan Threewheeler remains the same as the icon. After all, until now, no one-liter car has been able to break the long distance speed records set by the Morgan Threewheeler in the 1930s.
It still features the same pronounced bullet shape, the exposed chassis and aluminum tub, as well as its airplane profile. Its bullet shape takes on the appearance of a powerful missile at the front and a beetle back tail at the rear. During the design process for the Morgan 3 Wheeler, the primary focus was to shape the car just like an airplane without compromising extra space for the driver, passenger and a cargo.
But in designing the Morgan 3 Wheeler, the sole objective was to create a car that allows drivers to enjoy being behind the wheels. With this in mind, the cockpit has been padded with leather and has been provided with aircraft instrumentation, making the driver feel as if they are flying.
More importantly, the Morgan 3 Wheeler is easy to handle and control and is very responsive to the driver’s input. Its compact dimensions do not deny its dynamism, which is augmented by the so-called sporty "race on Sunday" design philosophy.
In this design philosophy, the Morgan 3 Wheeler features lines that flow organically, reminiscent of the smooth shapes of a racetrack – giving the car a smooth profile that makes it appear sleeker and lower. Moreover, the Morgan 3 Wheeler features short front and rear overhangs as well as a sculpted bonnet and boot.