Feature Flick: Morgan 3 Wheeler Burns its Tire in Parking Lot

If you thought automotive tomfoolery like burnouts and donuts were the exclusive domain of American muscle cars, think again. This cheeky video from Morgan proves that even a 115-hp, three-wheel roadster can scorch its single rear tire in a vacant parking lot.

The Morgan 3 Wheeler made its public debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Inspired by the old-school trikes built by Morgan at the turn of the 20th century, the 3 Wheeler employs a 115-hp V-twin motorcycle engine. It’s connected to a Mazda-sourced five-speed manual transmission, and routes power to a single rear wheel. Morgan claims the car dashes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and manages a windy 115 mph top speed.

Sure, smoking tires doesn’t really fit with the Morgan brand image, but it proves the 3 Wheeler has some performance gusto to back up its wild, blast-from-the-past appearance. We love the goggles and sport jacket worn by the driver -- hopefully those come standard with every £25,000 (about $40,000) 3 Wheeler.

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