The waiting is over! Morgan have introduced the Super 3.
The all-new Morgan, Super 3, continues the 113-year legacy of three- wheeled Morgan vehicles. Built upon the company’s new three-part aluminium platform, the Super 3 is the first Morgan with a monocoque structure
It is powered by a 1.5-litre Ford three-cylinder engine which significantly exceeds the power and performance figures of previous three-wheeled Morgan models
Super 3 introduces a new product family for Morgan, the design language of which draws inspiration from the jet age, an era in which function influenced form and horizons were broadened
The Super 3 is focused on offering a unique motoring experience within which driver engagement and the pursuit of adventure is encouraged
The most configurable Morgan ever, Super 3 has been designed with a limitless combination of options and accessories for owners to tailor their vehicle, it is meticulously engineered, having undergone the firm’s most rigorous durability programme to date.
Available to order now and is priced from £41,995 in the UK, with customer deliveries starting in June 2022.read the full press release here
With Super 3, Morgan introduces a new design philosophy. In comparison with the outgoing 3 Wheeler, which was created in the style of the 1920s V-twin-engined three-wheelers, Super 3’s designers and engineers have drawn influences from the mid to late century. The jet age was an era in which there was a logical relationship between function and form, as the horizons of imagination were broadened.
Aerodynamic and mechanical requirements have heavily influenced the form and proportions of Super 3. This is most notable in the cast aluminium structures that provide the face of the vehicle, brace the engine and control the corner packages, while also directing air into the side-mounted cooling packs.
Two rectangular ‘diffuser plates’ – referred to as ‘sideblades’ – intelligently manage cooling requirements while also presenting a platform for panniers, luggage racks and liveries.
Super 3 is Morgan’s first clean-sheet design since the launch of the Aero 8 in 2000 and the company’s biggest visual departure since the 1962 Plus 4 Plus. Super 3 challenges the typical perceptions of Morgan design yet remains true to the company’s underlying principles and heritage.
The exact positioning of the engine – now car-derived and mounted in-board – within Super 3 is of crucial importance. Chosen in part due to its compact nature, the inline three-cylinder block sits precisely behind the front axle line, delivering optimum weight distribution and desirable proportion. The latter is a key principle for Morgan's designers, who determine it vital that the body of the car is visually towed by its front wheels rather than sat on top of them. Super 3 has a mechanically intricate front end and exhibits linear geometry, which is intentionally contrasted against the trailing aerodynamic passenger compartment.
Honesty of design is one of Morgan’s key principles, and Super 3 embodies this wherever you look. Every feature – no matter how superficial it may appear – has an underlying mechanical purpose: the vehicle celebrates the marriage of design and engineering. Examples of this are prominent throughout Super 3. Features such as the metallic impressions in the footwell side panels, which stiffen the surface but are exposed as a design feature. Everything is honest, with reason.