In the latest episode of his show, Jay Leno had to review Robb Report’s 20th annual Car of the Year: the Porsche 911 Carrera S . Along with it, he also reviewed the Morgan 3 Wheeler - a car aimed for those with lots of money to spent, but came in dead last in a group of 13 cars.
The new-generation 911 Carrera S is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six with direct injection engine that delivers a total of 400 horsepower. When equipped with the PDK gearbox, the new Carrera S can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. Porsche also offers a Sport Chrono Package that improves the sprint time to 4.1 seconds.
Check out the video to see what Leno has to say about the new generation 911. Also, see if he agrees that the Morgan 3 Wheeler is just a money burner.
Morgan’s 3 Wheeler was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and since then, it saw a few special editions. The latest special edition – the Gulf Edition - was announced at the end of last year.
The model is powered by a Harley-Davidson-sourced engine that delivers a total of 115 horsepower and thanks to its incredible weight - just 1,212 pounds - it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and up to a top speed of 115 mph.
This little vehicle caught the attention of the guys from XCar which took it out for a very brief spin near the factory in Malvern. Apparently the guys were pretty excited by this amazing little toy and seemed to have all the fun in the world behind the wheel.
Check out the video above to watch them take on this motorcycle-turned-car.
Now, we understand that the market for a vehicle that drives on an odd number of wheels isn’t all that great. But there’s still a market for a car like this one, particularly those who know the history of the colors this special-edition Three-Wheeler is sporting, particularly in light of Morgan’s participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with OnOak Racing.
We all know that Gulf Oil is represented by its iconic Blue-and-Orange paint scheme. So, in order to establish credibility with a Three-Wheeler that’s been labeled as the "Gulf Edition", the most important thing was to dress it up in the exact same two-color Gulf livery that’s become famous the world over.
In addition to the obvious color choice, Morgan also played with a number of unique design details on the Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition, starting with blacked out details on the engine, the headlamps, the roll hoops, the mud guards, the exhausts, and the exhaust heat shields. Finally, the Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition was also given Orange wall tires, adding a touch of customization and paying homage to the special edition name it’s carrying.
Inside, the same treatment was used with Morgan opting for a black leather dress up for the seats and the dashboard to go with a limited edition badge on embossed leather and matching orange stitching on the steering wheel.
All in all, Morgan is set to release only 100 units of the Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition with each model being priced at £29,162.50 plus VAT — around $46,700.
It’s rather obvious that we love cars, duh… But do you know what we love more than normal old everyday cars? We love custom monsters that make us go “what the?” What we love even more than that are factory-produced models that give us those same feelings, like the Morgan 3 Wheeler company.
Morgan manufactures three different 3-wheel cars – Standard, Bespoke, and Superdry Edition – and each one is cooler than the one before it. The standard Morgan 3 Wheeler is pretty slick on its own, featuring a 1,990 cc V-twin engine that propels this three-wheeled contraption to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds and to a top speed of 115 mph.
It’s sweet enough to just talk about these beasts, but it’s even more fun to watch them in action. We don’t mean a leisurely Sunday cruise with grandma and the kids. Nope, we mean screaming this bad boy through Goodwood hill, breaking the ice land speed record, and doing a massive burnout. Okay, the first video is, in fact, a more leisurely Sunday drive, but it has some awesome V-twin audio and some really nice shots of the car to compensate for the lacking adrenaline.
Regardless of the video type, any car/motorcycle buff will not only love these videos, but will likely need a tissue to wipe the drool from his or her computer screen. What’s best about these awesome machines is that they are actually fairly affordable, as the Standard model bases out at just £25,000 ($40,345) plus VAT.
So crank up those computer speakers and enjoy the sights and sounds.
Morgan hasn’t been back in the game for a year and they’re already coming out with a special edition model for their reincarnated 3-Wheeler . We’re guessing these guys are going full steam ahead with their comeback.
The new special edition 3-Wheeler comes courtesy of a tie-up between the famed automaker and English clothing brand, Superdry. The whole package comes with a unique leather jacket and a 3-Wheeler model that comes with a custom shifter, a new fuel filter cap, an orange stripe on the tires, a matte silver paint with custom graphics, a Superdry leather interior, and plaques of recognition of the special edition series.
Together with all these new goodies, the 3-Wheeler also comes with an impressive 2.0-liter twin SS engine that produces 115 horsepower and a weight of just 500 kg (about 1102 lbs) with a 0-62 mph time of just 4.5 seconds.
The car will only run on a limited number - only 200 models are being built - with the price tag still being kept under wraps. Since the standard model costs £46,000 - $75,500 - you can expect the 3-Wheeler Superdry Edition to fetch more than that.