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
After a few hours of driving it, I become convinced that it's possibly the most relevant performance car currently on the market.
Some suspension of disbelief may be required. Bear with me. You can buy any number of hatches for well under £30k that will tear this little car to pieces, and do so in air-conditioned, leather-lined luxury, with a stereo that'll make your face fat tremble. But stretch any modern performance car in fourth gear - deep into three-figure speeds for pretty much all of them - and you'll be at the mercy of constant camera anxiety, that feeling after you've driven somewhere quickly that you missed a camera and will soon be receiving a letter informing you at which prison you will be losing your virginity.
The Morgan 'Wheeler delivers adrenalin from another angle entirely. Not from sheer speed - a decidedly one-trick pony after a bit - but from a kind of multi-platform sensory overload. A physical bombardment. A visceral Blitzkreig.