Last week we revealed that we had inside information regarding the sale of the new Morgan 3 Wheeler here in the United States. We have reached out to Bobby Singh and the group at Manhattan Motorsports, and they have confirmed that they are indeed an authorized dealer for the new British monster.
The machine is powered by V-twin engine with an estimated output of between 80 and 115 hp (American Spec models have yet to be dyno tested) with weight coming in around 1,00o lbs. Top speed has been pegged at 125, with an estimated 4.5 second run to 60 mph, so make sure you keep that helmet handy. A large bug at those speeds could be painful.
If you are interested in trying to take a 3 Wheeler home for yourself, take a quick peak at www.Morgan3W.com for more information about Manhattan Motorsports and the Morgan 3 Wheeler. While pricing, options and availability were not discussed, we are awaiting more information from the guys at Manhattan Motorsports, and will be sure to update as those details come in.
For more information on Manhattan Motorsports and the Morgan 3 Wheeler, check out the information release below this great gallery of Morgan’s press shots.
The New Morgan 3 Wheeler
The 2012 Morgan Three Wheeler is a fusion of modern technology into a classic design. A leather padded aircraft style cockpit indulges the feeling of ‘flying through the air’. Refining the original design has produced a unique 21st century vehicle.
Originally produced in 1911, the Morgan 3 Wheeler led to the success of the Morgan Motor Company. This brilliant but simple design by skilled engineer and company founder Harry Morgan (generally known as HFS) became one of the most successful lightweight cars of the early days of motoring. The principle of fitting a powerful motorcycle engine and simple transmission into a lightweight chassis and body inspired a new type of vehicle.
Now as Morgan Motor Company introduces the new 2012 Morgan Three Wheeler, Manhattan Motorsports (MMS) is privileged to become a part of this auto’s evolving history.
Just like its 100 year old namesake, the new 3 Wheeler is made by-hand at Morgan’s factory in Malvern, UK. By fitting the latest 1982cc S&S 56° V-twin, OHV, single throttle body fuel injection, and a Mazda 5 speed gearbox, the auto provides ‘get in and drive’ simplicity and reliability. A sturdy tubular frame and two rollover bars surround the passenger compartment. An aerodynamic super formed ‘bullet’ hull protects the occupants from the weather.
The feeling of freedom and contact with the road through the front wheels will bring to mind the joy of driving automobiles from the 1920’s and 30’s but without their predecessors’ fragility or temperament. A sub 500kgs overall weight and a slippery hull provides the ultimate in performance and fuel economy. The Morgan Three wheeler has unrivalled power to weight for its on the road price.
Since 1998 Manhattan Motorsports has been a premier venue for exotic autos. Focusing on tuning, restoration, maintenance, and repairs, MMS has built an excellent reputation in the exotic auto industry.
Originally trained in aircraft technology, Founder and President Bobby Singh transferred his aeronautic skills and experience into exotic autos. Since then Bobby and his team have focused on delivering outstanding customer service and brilliant craftsmanship. In 2009 MMS moved from Manhattan to a much larger 20,000 sq/ft state-of-the art location in Roslyn, NY where it has a showroom and unique service facility.
In 2010 MMS was proudly chosen to represent the Morgan Motor Company as a dealer for the tri-state area. MMS has been selling the Morgan Aero Supersports and the new Morgan 3 Wheeler. MMS is a NY State authorized new and used car dealer.
Our team of factory-certified technicians provides quality service for every area of exotic service and sales. From restoration, Dyno testing and tuning, installation of custom parts and electronics to collision bodywork repairs and paint, MMS offers precision work and excellent customer care.
www.Morgan3W.com / www.MMSNA.com