Say Goodbye to the Iconic 3 Wheeler
Morgan revealed the 3 Wheeler P101, which will be the final iteration of the 3 Wheeler in its current form. This version of the car (trike?) will celebrate the nearly decade-long production run.
The 3 Wheeler was crafted by Matthew Humpries who I had the pleasure of speaking with earlier this year. He was the youngest design chief for the company and really any major car company ever. It wasn’t his only creation, but it’s one of his most memorable.
The 3 Wheeler P101 is named after the internal model code for the 3 Wheeler when it was in development. The main reason the 3 wheeler will cease to exist is that type approval for its S&S V-twin engine is set to expire at the end of 2021.
The P101 is intended for a single occupant with a composite resin tonneau covering the passenger side of the cockpit. It’s finished in a natural translucent golden color. There’s also a new low-drag aero-disc wheel with a brass wheel hub. There are two Hella spot lamps out front, mounted low to the ground to reduce turbulence.
Additionally, the car sports straight-cut exhausts that are ceramic coated in alternating colors. There’s a small fly screen, new louvers, and exposed rivets.
You can also add a few different customization options including Dazzleship that brings military-inspired elements and the Aviator pack that adds nose art from WWII RAF planes.
In terms of performance, things have not changed. You still get the 2.0-liter S&S V-twin engine that sends 68 hp and 95 lb-ft of torque to the single rear wheel. This vehicle can still do a 0 to 62 mph run in about 7 seconds and it will top out at 115 mph. It can do this because of its light 585 kg curb weight.
Production of this vehicle is underway right now. It will cost £45,000 (about $59,700). I’m not seeing expected production numbers, but I can’t imagine Morgan to make too many of these.