British car maker Morgan Motor Company is returning to the US market with the launch of the three-wheel Super 3 sportscar. It has been half a decade since buyers have been able to buy new Morgan’s at US dealerships. Morgan plans to offer four-wheel models starting in 2024.
“I am delighted to be showing the Morgan Super 3 for the first time in the United States at The Bridge VII.” Massimo Fumarola, Morgan Motor Company CEO
“Super 3 represents bold design, provides a sense of adventure and is endlessly customisable, these qualities are all portrayed in our two special commissions for the event. We couldn’t imagine a more fitting occasion for Morgan’s return to the United States, this is just the first step in reigniting our longstanding relationship with the country.”
The 1,400 pound Morgan Super 3 is powered by a naturally aspirated 1,500 cc 3 cylinder Ford engine. It develops 116 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to its single rear wheel via a 5 speed manual transmission. 0-100 km/h takes around 7 seconds. For those brave enough, it should be able to hit a top speed of 209 km/h or 130 mph.
Starting price for the Morgan Super 3 in the United States is $54,000. The Super 3 does not meet Transport Canada requirements and therefore is currently not eligible for sale in Canada. Morgan’s current model line-up in the UK and Europe also includes the four-wheel Plus Four and Plus Six. The thirteen US Morgan dealerships are spread across the United States from California, to Florida, to New England and one, fittingly enough, is located in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Morgan displayed two Super 3’s at their US launch at The Bridge, an annual automotive event held at the Bridgehampton Golf Club in Bridgehampton, New York. One of the Bridge commissioned Super 3’s is in Ice Green Metallic paint with a Cotswold Green leather interior and dark graphite wheels. The other is finished in Reflex Silver and Cotswold Green leather with contrasting orange accents and additional driving lights.
The Morgan Motor Company has been building cars in the UK since 1909. Each car is handmade to order. Their cars have always been built at their Pickersleigh Road facility in Malvern Link, Worcestershire, about 200 kms north-west of London. Their use of build materials is definitely unique. They handcraft their cars from three core elements: ash wood, aluminium and leather. More than 90 percent of all Morgan’s built are still in use, according to the company.
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