There’s a refreshing lack of technology in the Super 3. You’ve got what you need, like a heater and even heated seats, but there are no whopping great screens or haptic feedback controls; it’s basic but in the very best sense. The digital instruments, a first for Morgan, work nicely, even in blazing sunshine. The sideblades, those great, rectangular panels that cover the radiators, can be used to attach all sorts of bags and storage attachments, and you can mount rails over the rear of the car for yet more storage. Every single anchor point for a rail, rack or bag also has a camera mount thread, a very good idea indeed.
If you’re looking for a navigation system, Morgan has teamed up with Beeline, a company that offers up the diddiest navigation systems you have ever seen, normally for use on motorcycles. In the Super 3, the little Beeline screen attaches just behind the steering wheel, pairing up with your phone and then giving you directions – little arrows, distances to turns and so on – as you drive along. At £245.83 it’s money well worth spending.
What’s a tad frustrating, though, is the number of relatively mundane features that cost extra. The aforementioned bungees cost £145.83, the USBs £79.17, the plastic screens £187.50, the rubber floor mats £162.50, the LED headlights £829.17, a light in the footwell £120.83. Extra money for USBs – really?
It would be remiss of us not to mention the Super 3’s chassis, a new superformed aluminium structure, a first not just for Morgan but for any production car. Superforming is most often used for exterior body panels.