Among car manufacturers there are still small companies that take a different approach to their products than the rest of the market. Among these, we can’t help but mention her Morgan Motor Company with its long history (founded in 1909). There are only a few examples in Italy, but anyone who encounters them will not miss their charm of vintage cars, even though it may be a newer model. However, the small English artisan has not forgotten to look to the future. In the last few days he presented the Experimental XP-1 prototype based on one Great 3 modified with drive complete electric.
The Super 3 model, the successor to the 3 Wheeler, again uses a two-wheel front and rear wheel setup, with the engine housed in a front hood. A decidedly unusual and stylish configuration Morgan. In this case thePower supplywhich is being used for the first time in a company model, is specifically designed for tests and trials in order to subsequently expand the product range.
An electric Super 3 as a prototype for Morgan’s future
As the company explained and wrote above, this model is used by engineers to understand how to develop future plans Sports car with Electric motors. A difficult task, but one that other companies in the UK are also tackling, as in the case of Caterham’s Project V or Ariel HIPERCAR.
As stated by MorganThe Super 3 with electric motor It will never go into mass production, but will only be intended for testing purposes. The planning and construction took a whole year, now the test phase begins, which is expected to last 1.5 to 2 years.
Matt Hole (CTO of Morgan Motor Company) explained this “We have no doubt that we can ensure that future Morgan sports cars retain the core aspect of our current product range, i.e. for generations to come”.
Morgan He has made “At home” The Electric motor used on XP-1 prototype which was developed specifically for this product. In general, the combination of batteries, inverter and motor was designed so that engineers can find the right combination for the different driving modes. A new display has been inserted inside that allows providing the user with information about the interface, which will continue to evolve during development.
As development of the electric model and then the range continues, Morgan employees will also be trained to work on the new products that the company will bring to market in the coming years. Currently it is Great 3 It is based on a monocoque chassis with a front engine (derived from Ford) with 3 in-line cylinders with a displacement of 1500 cc and a power of approximately 120 hp, which allows it to travel from 0 to 100 km/h in 7 inches. The weight ends at 635 kg, while the top speed is around 210 km/h. The price is variable and depends on the customer’s wishes, but starts at over 40,000 euros.