Morgan Motor Company has been teasing its Super 3 model for the past few months following the Plus 8 GTR that was revealed late last year.
The family-owned carmaker has finally taken the wraps off its Super 3 vehicle as a successor to the now-discontinued 3 Wheeler that was produced from 2011 until 2021.
At its core, it sits on an all-new aluminium monocoque platform that has been developed using the skills derived from the development of the old Aero 8. With that said, the Morgan Super 3 weighs only 633 kg while also boasting increased space inside.
In terms of design, the Super 3 draws its influences from the mid to late 20th Century. It is equipped with two familiar headlights, a horseshoe front grille, two small machined aluminium turrets that are home to indicators as well as position lights.
For optimal weight distribution, the engine is placed beneath the nose cone and is braced by structural aluminium castings finished in silver or black. The castings also act as air channels for the cooling packs.
The front-wheel design is by Morgan and that allows for the longest possible suspension wishbones, with the brakes mounted far out for enhanced ride quality, handling and stability.
For better aerodynamics, cooling of the radiators and to reduce wind noise, the inside fascia of the wheel arches is closed-off. The 20” tyre is developed in partnership with Avon and is based on the look of a heritage motorcycle tyre with ‘ballooned’ sidewalls.
As for the tail, the Morgan Super 3 features streamlined simplicity with an exposed rib that forms a belt-line around the vertical midpoint of the car. There is a hinge for the rear boot-lid and an optional luggage rack can be fitted optionally. Underneath the rear clamshell boot is an enclosure that allows for maximum luggage capacity.
The interior meets IP64 standards which means any part of it is entirely dust-tight and it is protected against water splashing from any direction even down to the integrated USB sockets. The small dash is home to Morgan’s traditional centre-mounted fully-digital dials for the first time.
The seat choices comprise vinyl, water-resistant leather, saddle leather with enhanced durability and technical fabric.
For the first time, the Super 3 adds a foot-well heater. Features such as a reach- and rake-adjustable steering wheel, a quick-release adjustable pedal box and universal fixing come standard.
Powering the Morgan Super 3 is a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated three-cylinder from Ford mated to a 5-speed manual Mazda MX-5 gearbox. Morgan ditched the turbocharging to help reduce weight and complexity while improving packaging.
A 0-100 km/h sprint is dispatched in a claimed seven seconds with the top speed kicking in at 209 km/h, thanks to 87 kW of power and 150 Nm of torque.
The Morgan Super 3 is the firm’s most configurable model to date and comes with a host of options and accessories.
It is available to order now and carries a price tag that starts from £41,995 which converts roughly to R863,794 at the current exchange rate. Customer deliveries will start in June 2022.