Morgan has announced that its iconic three-wheeler will cost from £30k in the UK
1 March 2011

Morgan's re-launch of the iconic Threewheeler will cost from £30k when it goes on sale in the UK - that's £25k plus local taxes everywhere else.

The Morgan Threewheeler has launched at the Geneva motor show and is powered by an 1800cc V-Twin engine from Harley Davidson, which is linked to a Mazda five-speed gearbox.

The engine develops 100bhp at the rear wheel and is said to propel the 500kg aluminium trike from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 115mph.

See the official pics of the new Morgan Threewheeler plus a show pic

Buyers get a choice of eight exterior colours, which are all accented by black components in matte or gloss finish. Customers also get a choice of black or tan leather for the interior that also features aircraft-style toggle switches for the various accessories and a “bomb release” style start button.

Bespoke versions of the Threewheeler will be made available for customers at an increased cost following a run of standard cars off the production line.

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“The future of road transport in the 21st Century has two big issues, the conservation of precious resources and the protection of our beautiful natural environment," said a Morgan statement. "Downsizing and a philosophy of simplicity are ways of dealing with these problems. The Morgan Threewheeler is a proven answer to these problems. In 2011 the Morgan Motor Company is to expand its range and go back to its roots."

From 1909 to 1953 around 30,000 Morgan Threewheelers were manufactured in Malvern. In 1913 the car famously won the French Grand Prix and achieved an average speed of over 100mph around the banked Brooklands track. Stirling Moss, who owned one, once said: “My Morgan was a great babe magnet.”

Aaron Smith

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