Fast Facts: Morgan Super 3

by Ollie Kew | Nov 6, 2022
Morgan Super 3
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The return of the world’s most eccentric sports car. Morgan has been making three-wheelers for over a century, and this is the most developed, modern and sophisticated yet.

What’s the Morgan Super 3's killer feature?

morgan super 3 front

It’s one wheel drive. You don’t see that very often. But can the Super 3 live up to the bonkers reputation earned by the last 3-Wheeler? Gone is the S&S V-twin engine plonked ahead of the bonnet, thanks to emissions legislation. The Super 3 is powered by Ford’s peppy, frugal EcoBoost engine – will it have the necessary character on tap?

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Is the Morgan Super 3 a good car?

morgan super 3 top view

Here's what we said in our original review: "Yes it looks completely bonkers, but the Super 3 isn’t just a comedy act. In fact it’s far from being the class clown. It is a joy to drive, providing so much feedback and giving you the confidence to explore its limits – not least because with just 118hp on tap and only a single wheel to send it through, those limits are generally found at perfectly sensible speeds.

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"There’s a strong argument that says the Super 3 is the perfect sports car for these changing times. It’s engaging, loud and unassisted for the purists, but using a proven Ford 3cyl means you’ll struggle to see less than 13.5 km/L. And because it’s light you won’t be burning through tyres or brake pads.

Why does it deserve to be at Speed Week?

Morgan Super 3 drift

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It’s the only car here with a manual gearbox, the only one you can buy for less than fifty grand, easily the slowest contender and possibly the biggest head-turner of them all. But it also poses an interesting question: the old 3-Wheeler was actually a pretty shoddy sports car. The new one has been engineered to turn tighter, ride better and respond keenly. Is this actually now a credible driving tool, as well as a cartoon character?

What are the Morgan Super 3's stats?

Morgan Super 3 donut

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Engine: 1.5-liter 3cyl turbo, 118hp, 150Nm
Transmission: 5spd manual, RWD
Performance: 0-100kph in 7.0sec, 210kph
Weight: 635kg (dry)

This story first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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