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2013 Morgan Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition

2013 Morgan Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition Exterior
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  • Morgan Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Harley-Davidson engine
  • Transmission:
    five-speed manual transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    100
  • Displacement:
    1.8 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    115 mph
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Talk about a special edition model, Morgan’s new Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition is that and more.

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.

 

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Morgan Celebrates The 110th Anniversary: Learn About 6 Most Important Cars It Has Produced

Morgan Celebrates The 110th Anniversary: Learn About 6 Most Important Cars It Has Produced

Company That Specialized In Oddball Design

Morgan Motor Company celebrates the 110th anniversary next year. That’s more than a century, folks. I think this company definitely deserves massive attention as it is basically a love story written in pain, blood, and cars so amazing that every car enthusiast simply must fall in love with it.

It all started in 1909 when Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan installed a Peugeot engine in a tricycle he designed. Even then, in a time when small manufacturers produced a number of oddballs, his car was among the strangest with that small engine actually fitted at the front. It’s not surprising that Frederick maintained that eccentric style throughout the years. It all translated into the modern times, and now Morgan maintains that eccentric character despite only being a small family business.

Yet, with humble beginnings, but illustrious history, Morgan never really broke among the big ones. It stayed a niche producer, and after more than a century, it is among the best in its segment.

I will lead you through its history and present some of the most important cars Morgan ever endeavored to produce. Of course, we will start with the first one - the 1909 Morgan Runabout. The one with a Peugeot engine inside. Don’t worry, and I will also spark your imagination with the latest special edition cars the company has produced too.

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Morgan's Electric 3-Wheeler to Go into Production in 2018

Morgan’s Electric 3-Wheeler to Go into Production in 2018

The EV3 gets more power and better acceleration in production form

Remember the three-wheeled electric car that Morgan unveiled in 2015 as a prototype and then as a production-ready model at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show? I’m talking about the EV3, an electric version of the famous 3-Wheeler with a revised front fascia. Introduced with full production plans in mind, the EV3 never made it past the limited-edition Selfridges Edition model, but this will change in 2018 according to recent reports.

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Jay Leno Makes Guest Appearance On The Simpsons: Video

Jay Leno Makes Guest Appearance On The Simpsons: Video

Comedian tries to buy a Morgan Three Wheeler from Homer Simpson

Jay Leno’s love for cars is very much well-publicized. In fact, a case can be made of him being the world’s most famous celebrity car enthusiast, a title that turned out to be pretty useful for Leno when he was invited to appear in an episode of The Simpsons.

Okay, Leno himself didn’t exactly appear in the episode but he did lend his voice to his yellow-skinned, Simpsonized counterpart, who appeared dressed in his usual denim-on-demin attire. The episode has already aired in the U.S., but for those who missed it, Leno’s role in the show tugged into his obsession for cars as he drives up on a Morgan Three Wheeler owned by Homer Simpson. Once he sees the car, Leno gets out of his 1973 Citroen DS Pallas, rings the bell of the Simpsons’ home and immediately offers to buy the Three Wheeler from the bathrobe-wearing Simpsons patriarch.

I’m not going to spoil anything that the video doesn’t show, but it does slip out a scene of Homer holding a wad of cash as he watches his Three Wheeler get shipped off to Leno’s “secret underground car depository.”

To his credit, Leno nailed the voice-over work in the episode, although it might have something to do with his character being, well, himself. At the very least, it’s a much smoother work than his past dabbles into voice-over work. Does anybody remember him as Fast Tony, the fast-talking armadillo from Ice Age: Meltdown who peddled anything he could find?

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

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2016 Morgan EV3

2016 Morgan EV3

Morgan’s iconic 3-Wheeler goes electric

Morgan Motor Company is a unique figure in today’s automotive industry. Still a family-owned manufacturer after more than a decade in the business, Morgan continues to build vehicles based on 1920s and 1930s designs, most of them on hand-made wood frames. Some would call their vehicles dated and too old-fashioned, but Morgan has developed a cult following in Europe and sales are strong, despite the expensive price tags. Come 2016, and Morgan takes a new step into the future with the EV3, an all-electric version of the iconic 3-Wheeler.

Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the EV3 is Morgan’s first-ever electric vehicle and the first 3-Wheeler to receive a significant makeover since its revival in 2011. Not just a drivetrain swap, the EV3 gained a redesigned body and a new interior with a more modern instrument cluster.

A final pre-production prototype as of this writing, the Morgan EV3 will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the first examples likely to hit showrooms by the end of the year. Along with the EV3, Morgan also announced that it will develop more EV and hybrid vehicles in the future with funding from the British government. Until that happens, let’s have a closer look at the 3-Wheeler’s battery-powered brother.

Continue reading to find out more about the Morgan EV3.

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Morgan Will Bring Electric 3 Wheeler At Goodwood Festival of Speed

Morgan Will Bring Electric 3 Wheeler At Goodwood Festival of Speed

It’s a well-known scientific fact that the Morgan 3 Wheeler is the greatest car in the world. By modern standards, this tiny roadster with a missing wheel is archaic. With an 82 horsepower motorcycle engine, it’s not particularly fast. Its chassis is constructed using techniques from the 1930s. It doesn’t have an infotainment system or even an AM radio. Those might sound like negatives, but brought together they make for one of the most fun and engaging cars on sale today.

Now Morgan has a new 3 Wheeler called the EV3, that ditches the V-twin engine and replaces it with an electric motor and battery pack in the rear. Morgan says the electric drivetrain is good for 75 kW, the equivalent of 100 horsepower, and has range of about 150 miles. At a featherweight 992 pounds, it’s also a good bit lighter than the gas-powered 3 Wheeler, which is about 160 pounds heavier.

The lack of a V-twin hanging off the front helps simplify styling, and the polished-aluminum body and disc front wheels make it look like a shrunken version of something you might see streaking across the Bonneville Salt Flats. Overall, the subtle, yet effective changes give a sort of 1950s-retro-futurist feel.

Only a concept for now, the EV3 will be shown later this month at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s currently in development and a production version is planned for the end of 2016. Like the regular 3 Wheeler, Morgan says production EV3s will be bespoke-built to order.

Continue reading for the full story.

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Video: Jay Leno Reviews the 2013 Cars of the Year

Video: Jay Leno Reviews the 2013 Cars of the Year

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.

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Video: XCar reviews the Morgan 3 Wheeler

Video: XCar reviews the Morgan 3 Wheeler

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.

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2013 Morgan Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition

2013 Morgan Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition

Talk about a special edition model, Morgan’s new Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition is that and more.

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.

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Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of the Morgan 3 Wheeler

Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of the Morgan 3 Wheeler

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.

Click past the jump for three additional videos.

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2011 Morgan 3-Wheeler Superdry Edition

2011 Morgan 3-Wheeler Superdry Edition

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.

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