Morgan has been bringing the world distinctively and traditionally ‘British’ vehicles for over 110 years. With the release of the new Super 3, though, the automaker is breaking from its norms and taking a brand new approach.
While the Super 3 still follows Morgan’s three-wheeled formula, this is the first vehicle to be built as a monocoque chassis, and the design team has referenced the jet age of the mid-to-late 20th century in order to create a logical relationship between function and form. The three wheeler is powered by 1.5-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine sourced from Ford generating 118 bhp and 150 Nm, and paired with a five-speed Mazda gearbox usually found in the Mazda MX-5. There’s nothing “normal” about this vehicle and the unique cast aluminium structure and 20-inch diameter tyres from Avon only add to its oddity.
In another unusual step for Morgan, the Super 3 encourages owners to add their own flair through personalisation opportunities. The cast alloy sideblades allow numerous luggage mounting options, and a extensive list of interior add-ons — a coat hanger, cup holder, phone mount, map, bag, and more — are offered. It’s clear that while Morgan prides itself in it’s traditions and identity, it’s not too proud to appreciate that younger generations want to make a vehicle their own, and to stand out from the crowd.