In the early days of motorsports, when race cars were lithe and elegant slips of steel, it was pretty common to see their racing numbers painted on their front grilles. Today, it’s an underutilized aesthetic. Let’s all paint numbers on our cars’ faces!
The world of Ye Olde Worlde Cars has been quietly carrying on thanks to Morgan, a company that like to keep things pleasantly old school. Big motors, wood frames, looks from 1950s England, and a healthy dose of good ‘ol Blighty are Morgan’s jam—but taxes and regulations mean it has to change. And without many people…
The huge V-twin engine up front. The two skinny tires sticking out from the sides. The open top. A body like a fighter plane from a war decades past. Few cars are as instantly intriguing to enthusiasts, passersby and other motorists the way the Morgan 3 Wheeler does. And you can definitely include me in that group.
At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the electric Morgan 3-Wheeler, dubbed the EV3, captured our hearts. Unfortunately, there were some production changes along the way, but those are all settled up now and the company back on track with building the EV3. Fun.
Spring is here! The trees are budding, the birds are singing, and people are acting a fool leaving car shows and getting their asses handed to them. Even vintage Morgan owners can’t be counted out.
Vintage good looks and three-wheeled goodness are some of the most defining aspects of a Morgan. And Morgan delighted us further by making an all-electric model, the EV3. But there was one problem: it was for adults only. Not anymore!
The chief of design at Morgan Motor Company told Jalopnik earlier this year that the manufacturer’s new electric three-wheeler would be “one of Morgan’s most customizable models.” Months later, we’re facing the first production versions of the EV3—beautiful, customizable and limited as can be.
April Fools’ Jokes from car companies are, as a rule, bad and dumb; cheap, faux-cute attention grabs devoid of any real cleverness because they’ve been sanitized by the folks from Legal and Marketing. This is not the case at Morgan Motor Company, British purveyors of classic wood-framed go-fast machines, whose April 1…
Morgan sold 1,600+ V-twin-powered 3 Wheelers so far, and from now on, you can also buy one with a full electric drivetrain and a range of 150 miles. But there’s much more to to the new car than that, including the steering wheel of a 1940s Ford pickup truck.
The Morgan Motor Company, known for its vintage-looking wooden roadsters and 3-wheelers seeming like something straight out the First World War, has unveiled its all-electric EV3. The ultimate representation of the last century of motoring is finally here.
I’m sort of used to getting letters from Lord March’s office that are printed on papers thicker than the boards of your average IKEA furniture, but Morgan just put this game to a whole new level, using lacquered wood, aluminum, paint and four screws.
We’ll see an almost production-ready version of Morgan’s electric 3 Wheeler at the Geneva Motor Show, with the huge difference being that its motor is at the rear. Morgan’s first production EV goes on sale in the summer.
Morgan will spend $8.6 million in cooperation with the British government to go hybrid and electric starting in 2019. That should keep prices down while giving the small carmaker a chance to double its production figures through new markets.
Every cause has an effect. Every article has a response. Wisconsin’s S&S Cycle, makers of some of America’s best engines, did not take kindly to what I said about baggers. They responded with an open invitation up to their ranch of V-Twin madcap shenanigans.
Limited to just 50 units, the AR Plus 4 comes with Cosworth power, an adjustable suspension, bigger brakes, a different axle ratio and a revised chassis. Plus an ash wood frame, of course.
Bahaaaaaah, the French. I mean, the English. Yes, the English have always been celebrated for making the world’s best Fourth Cars. There is an English manufacturer named Morgan, inspired almost exclusively by the desire to make “Fourth Cars.” They’re ash-framed and, like the best English cars, deliver vintage styling,…
Morgan built just sixty of these speedsters to celebrate its centenary, and they are all sold out by now. Driving experiences don’t get much purer than this.
[Remember that time Morgan built a car that was cross-eyed? It was called the Aero 8 and it was awesome. They gave it corrective surgery six years after its debut. Photo: Morgan]
Morgan's anniversary Aero comes with a 376 horsepower V8 from BMW, a revised chassis, a tasty mixture of wood and carbon fiber and a price that made it sell out until January in the first few hours of the Geneva Motor Show.