Tri-Star: the Morgan three-wheeler
A classic British sports car plus a venerable American engine minus a wheel equals fun times ahead
Posted: 12 Oct 2011
It's brisk enough through the gears, but snap away from a standstill, and you can easily get the belt to jump a couple of teeth, making for a clacking, stuttery exit from a junction. Turn in, and the Avon front tyres - super-skinny and apparently robbed direct from a motocross bike - cant themselves over like tired drunks on convenient lamp posts, squeak briefly and then throw themselves into fervent understeer.
Any attempt to cure this enthusiastic dynamic flaw with aggressive throttle will, unless it is very wet, very slippery or actually snowing, result in yet more linear ploughing and eventually scratchy and inconvenient pain as you try to chop down a hedge with your face.