It’s technically a motorcycle, and it starts at just under $54,000. (11 July 2023 Road and Track)
You have not been able to buy a new Morgan in the U.S since 2019. In the intervening years, Morgan has refreshed its lineup with a new Plus Four, Plus Six, and a successor to the 3-Wheeler, the Super 3. Now, the Super 3 has arrived on American soil, ending a long drought for Morgan’s loyal fans.
As with the old 3-Wheeler, the Super 3 is technically a motorcycle, surely making it easier to sell here than the four-wheeled Plus Four and Plus Six. The changes made for the U.S. market appear to be very subtle, Morgan saying that most have to do with lighting. The obvious difference between the U.K. and U.S. Super 3 is the headlights, which have moved out from near the fenders to just in front of the grille. The U.S. car also gets unique turn signals, and reflectors.
Otherwise, it’s what you get everywhere else. Neat retro-future styling plus the ability to add all sorts of accessories like panniers and other travel equipment. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter Ford three-cylinder that makes 118 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque and sends power to the rear wheel via a five-speed manual gearbox. If that doesn’t seem like enough power, remember the Super 3 weighs under 1500 pounds.
Morgan has a U.S.-specific Super 3 configurator on its website, and beyond being an A-plus time-waster, it also reveals pricing specifics on the car. It’s unfortunately not cheap. The base price is $53,937.88, and there a lot of available (and tempting) options. Still, there’s nothing like it on the market, so if this is the “car” you want, this is what you’ll have to pay. The British automaker also announced that it’s working on federalizing the new Plus Four, though it tells R&T that only the automatic version will come here. Soon, Morgan fans will have more options here than ever before.