Boutique British automaker Morgan has officially revealed its reimagined Super 3, which continues its 113-year legacy of three-wheeled vehicles.
Steve Morris, Chariman & CEO, Morgan Motor Company, said: “Following on from the incredible success of the outgoing Morgan 3 Wheeler has been no easy task. When we first decided to reintroduce it back in 2011, the company couldn’t have imagined just how popular and successful the V-twin model would be. The Morgan 3 Wheeler represents something different, something unique and something to be celebrated. As we launch Super 3, I am confident that our latest three-wheeled offering is as relevant as ever.
We have developed this vehicle at a time when the industry, and the wider world, has been challenged beyond comprehension. Yet our engineering and design teams, along with our project partners, have been able to deliver a fitting new chapter to Morgan’s three-wheeled story.
The all-new Morgan Super 3 introduces new levels of engineering integrity to Morgan, a new sense of adventure to the brand and a new design language that indicates our future direction.”
Gone is the exposed V-Twin engine of the previous model, with the Morgan Super 3 being powered by a Ford-sourced 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated three-cylinder engine producing 87kW of power and 150Nm of torque.
Engine: Ford 1.5-litre, inline three-cylinder
Gearbox: Five-speed manual
Maximum power: 118 bhp (87 kW) at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque: 110 lb ft (150 Nm) at 4500 rpm
Acceleration 0-62 (0-100kph): 7 seconds (pending final certification)
Top speed: 130 mph (209 kph)
Fuel economy (combined): 40 mpg (pending final certification)
CO2 emissions: 130g/km
Dry weight: 635kg
Structural aluminium castings connect the monocoque, engine and front suspension, whilst also directing air into the radiators. Helping to define the mechanical face of Super 3, the honesty of material is celebrated in the rough, cast finish of these surfaces, which are available in silver or black.
Unlocking a wealth of possibilities, accessory rails can be fixed to select points around Super 3. Designed to allow secure fixing of panniers, racks, phone mounts, cup holders and cameras to the interior or exterior of the vehicle, the accessory rails’ sophisticated locking mechanism allows for easy fitment and removal of accessories.
The spacious cabin offers a range of very hard wearing, hydrophobic technical fabrics and leather options, chosen to create a highly useable interior that wraps around the occupants. Bungies create easy access storage designed so that the driver remains immersed in the driving experience.
Available in silver or black, Super 3’s 20-inch wheels are designed by Morgan to maximise positive offset and optimise ride quality, handling and stability. A new tyre – known as the Speedmaster MKIII – has been developed specifically for Morgan in partnership with Avon.
A sculpted exo-skeleton luggage rack can be specified in black or silver. Mounted on to the rear casting, the rack opens and closes with the boot lid. When down, the rack latches on to the roll hoops using two fixings, and features holes and slits to allow for the location of cargo nets.
Two rectangular ‘diffuser plates’ – known as ‘sideblades’ – define the side profile of Super 3, and reinforce the form meets function approach to its design. The sideblades manage engine cooling needs and offer a platform for panniers, luggage racks and vehicle liveries.
Super 3’s Interior dials, switchgear and integrated USB sockets are all IP64 (Ingress protection) rated and therefore dust proof and water resistant to splashing from all directions. The instrument binnacle and switches are formed from metal, and the engine start button is the missile release control from a military fighter jet.
Equipped for adventure. Morgan x Malle London soft panniers, hard shell panniers and exo side racks are easily and securely mounted to accessory rails fixed to the sideblades.