2021 M3W P101
The Morgan Motor Company is marking the end of production of one of its most well-loved models, the 3 Wheeler, with the announcement of the P101 edition. The 3 Wheeler - which was introduced in its current form in 2011 - will cease production in 2021.
P101 stands for Project 101, the internal name given to the project to revive the 3 Wheeler when development began more than a decade ago. Limited to just 33 examples, the P101 was conceived by Morgan's in-house Design and Engineering departments to celebrate their original project and its resulting model success throughout its production run.
The current 3 Wheeler has been one of the company's most popular models of all time, with more than 2,500 examples having been made since its launch in 2011. The 3 Wheeler is exported to all corners of the globe, and has received countless motoring accolades from across the industry. This recognition, the the popularity of the car, and the numerous 'stand out' road trips undertaken by owners confirms that the spirit of adventure and individuality is alive and well, both at Morgan and within the wider automotive industry.
A striking single-leaf tonneau cover - first seen on Morgan's EV3 concept in 2016 - has been deployed to exaggerate the asymmetrical theme, and is intended for single occupant use. The composite resin cover exhibits a natural translucent golden colour, not dissimilar to materials witnessed on engine shrouds for 1970s race cars. The tonneau is lightweight, streamlined, and honest in both its design and manufacture.
The Aero-disc wheels - painted to match the main body colour - provide a further streamlined visual and define the look of the P101, making it instantly recognisable as a unique model. The low-drag Aero-disc wheels work together with low-slung Hella 9-inch spot lamps, positioned to reduce turbulance around the suspension and wishbones, whilst also giving the car a more forward-leaning aesthetic.
Adding to the asymmetry and split identity of the P101, alternated black and white ceramic coated exhausts contrast left to right of the model. Further detailed additions include torque markers on each front tyre, straight-cut exhausts, a fly screen, additional louvres, exposed rivet details, and unique P101 markings.
Each 3 Wheeler P101 is available in Deep Black or Satin White Silver paint, with appropriate decals to suit. Further to this, four P101 art packs will be available for customers to choose from, each with their own unique identifiers and vivid graphics:
The Belly Tank - Referencing liveries found on belly tank racers and 'lakesters' that were inspirations for the 3 Wheeler initially, The Belly Tank graphic pack features a distressed effect in the vinyl.
The Dazzleship - The Dazzleship is the boldest of the art packs. Its striking black and white design is inspired by the graphic camouflage of period military vehicles.
The Aviator - Evoking a sense of aviation spirit, The Aviator graphic pack is an extension of similarly themed graphics currently offered on the 3 Wheeler. This art pack is inspired by nose art found on RAF planes in WWII.
The Race Car - Three wheeled Morgan vehicles were competing in motorsport almost as soon as the first example was created. The Race Car graphic pack features stripes and roundels, paying homage to the liveries that adorned early Morgan race cars.
P101 Standard Specs:
- Choice of Deep Black or Satin White Silver paintwork
- Flat Base leather steering wheel
- Rubber floor mats
- Black soft grain leather
- Twin needle box stitching
- Solid Aero-disc wheels in body colour
- Brass 'knock-ons'
- Translucent honey colour hard tonneau cover (covering passenger area)
- White ceramic exhaust (left side) and black ceramic exhaust (right side)
- Black exhaust heat shields
- 9" Hella spot lamps
- P101 markings on dashboard and exterior
- Shallow body colour flyscreens with black roll hoops
- Optional 'art packs' as listed above
- Optional 'aero pack' - removal of passenger roll hoop and flyscreen
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