During the automotive industry's infancy, a man named Harry Morgan created a car that would seem strange by today's standards: it only had one rear wheel. This Threewheeler didn't suffer the lack of tire either; it was considered a race car, able to match speeds with its four-on-the-floor contemporaries.
Despite its performance and popularity, in the end four wheels came out on top. By the end of WWII even Morgan's company started making regular cars. The crazy-looking Threewheeler was relegated to vintage collections, to be remembered only by serious enthusiasts. That is, until now.
The Morgan Motor company recently announced that they would be releasing a brand-new Threewheeler in 2011. The reborn classic is powered by a “Screaming Eagle” 1800 cc V-Twin engine courtesy of Harley-Davidson, and a 5-speed gearbox from a Mazda5. Further upping the speed are its ultralight aluminum body and aerodynamic, bullet design. It'll go from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds, and top out at about 115mph.
If you're a lover of classic automobiles, the Threewheeler is definitely something to keep within your radar.
[source: Morgan Motor Company]