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#1 SRW_Ojan

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

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Top Speed:115 MPH
0-60: 4.5 Seconds
Horsepower: 120 @ 6000 RPM
Torque: 100 @ 3500 RPM
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain: RWD

Morgan’s iconic 3 Wheeler returns after a 58-year absence, sporting a bold, aeronautically-inspired makeover for the 21st century. From its ‘bomb release’ starter button to its Spitfire-esque cabin, everything about this new take on the classic trike suggests it should be flown rather than driven and with its 115-bhp 1.8-liter V-Twin engine propelling its cargo at speeds of up to 115 mph (at a rate of acceleration that feels even nippier than its recorded 0-62 mph time of 4.5 seconds) it would be easy to confuse the two sensations. While the 3 Wheeler’s jaunty styling is rooted in its humble pre-war beginnings, the front-mounted S&S engine and Mazda MX-5 gearbox bring this colorful car bang up to date and Morgan is hoping that a generation already adept at belt-tightening will appreciate the economies offered by a model originally produced for “those of more modest means”.

Please share your reviews, videos, pictures, or critiques about the 3 Wheeler in the comment section. And be sure to check back regularly to read our very own Simraceway staff give you some insight into the creation of this high-performance machine. 

 


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#2 DR3D9

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 12:22 AM

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onboard video=youtube> morgan three wheeler col du mente

another lack of head movement yet another great sim feel.



#3 Fettuccine

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 04:31 AM

I love this car ... tripod ... thingy



#4 Clemsie McKenzie

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 12:46 PM

Yeah just bought it, it really is awesome fun. And easy to drive, too!


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#5 DR3D9

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 01:39 PM

fettuccine and cllemsie we need to get some kind of classic race day going. my schedule is pretty open so if guys work out a day time let me know please. a classic race event 1 day of the week would be fun.



#6 Clemsie McKenzie

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 05:51 PM

Test Drive Tuesday review #37: 2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler
07/21/2015

 

 

Morgan’s first car was, already in 1909, a 3 Wheeler. This was to avoid taxes and regulations towards cars by being classified as motorcycles. It also helped keeping them as light as possible, allowing to be propelled by small V-Twin engines. The original 3 Wheeler’s production ran until WWII, four-wheeled cars being the only vehicles produced by the British company after 1945.

 

But in 2011, Morgan announced the return of the famed strange vehicle, designed with modern components but following the pre-war precepts that help establish its legend. Looking very similar to a 1930’s Super Sports, it sports an S&S 2-liter V-twin engine coupled to an MX-5 gearbox. While it only produced 80bhp, it also weighs less than 550kgs, giving it acceptably modern performance.

 

But it’s not the speed you’d be interested in when driving the 3 Wheeler. You’ve guessed it, the Morgan’s first selling point is the fact that it misses one wheel. And as you’d expect, it has quite profound effects on how the car behaves.

 

It doesn’t like to go straight. The front axle always wants to go to one side or another, chasing imaginary corners. This can make driving it on fast tracks a bit tiring. But it will also make you happy when you feed the strange machine with a snappy set of corners. The way it wants to turn around is amazingly fun, and you can adjust it to your liking. Foot off the throttle it wants to rotate quite fast, but give it a bit of go from the engine and you’ll exit the corner without too much drama. The engine really isn’t powerful, but at least it sounds the part and has an exploitable power curve. The Morgan 3 Wheeler is a very slow thing. That is, if you forget for one second how weird it is.

 

For example, it will go on two wheels if you hit a curb too aggressively. Which will give a laugh to the saddest man. And that’s what the 3 Wheeler does: give you a good laugh. It’s slow, unruly, but the way it’s so different to anything else is a welcome breath of fresh air that I like to enjoy every once in a while. It works wonders after an exhausting hotlaping session.

 

The 3 Wheeler is not a necessary thing. It won’t make you chase for faster lap times, want to race it wheel to wheel or improve your driving style. But its sheer absurdity makes it one of the best cures for boredom Simraceway has to offer.

 

 

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