3. Morgan 3-Wheeler
This is a car for all those tough people out there. The Morgan 3-Wheeler is more comfortable than a bike, but still Spartan enough. Despite the fact they didn’t produce it in big numbers, the Morgan 3-Wheeler is a popular, iconic vehicle. They introduced the original Morgan 3-Wheeler in 1932 in England and it soon became quite popular. The secret of its success was that three-wheel vehicles cost less in road taxes than four-wheelers, making them appealing to customers.
A motorcycle engine mounted just above the front wheels powered the 3-Wheeler. It was an agile machine with sports car performance. This also made it popular with enthusiasts, keeping it in production until 1952. After the original 3-Wheeler, Morgan produced many regular sports cars, but the legend of a small three-wheeled roadster never left the company. So, in 2011, Morgan Cars announced plans for a revival of the classic 3-Wheeler.
It would be in the same form and design, but with modern power and an updated drivetrain. The 2012 generation of the Morgan 3-Wheeler features a Harley Davidson V2 engine delivering 115 HP. It powers a single rear wheel over Mazda’s five-speed manual gearbox. Since the weight of the vehicle is just over 500 kg, the performance is great. This little roadster needs just 4.5 seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 mph.
The new Morgan 3-Wheeler has proved to be so popular, there is a waiting list over a year long. The company is even working on an electric version to promote the concept to a wider, more environmentally friendly audience.