3-wheel cars cool enough to dump the fourth

The saying “less is more” is being used in a different light in the motoring world. A few manufacturers have been messing around with three-wheeled vehicles for a few years now with varied success.

Although not a new idea, it is one that has been growing in interest. Who wouldn’t want the excitement and practicality of a motorcycle (or lack thereof) fused with the comfort of a car?

Morgan 3-Wheeler

When I say that the 3-wheeler is not new, i really mean it’s not new. The first iteration that Morgan made was in 1910. That’s right, over a hundred years ago. You wouldn’t be mistaken into thinking it though, because retro doesn’t begin to describe this Morgan. Quite fantastic would be a start though. The two litre V-twin motorcycle motor (yes, that means one litre per cylinder) sits right in between the two front wheels. This is NOT a car you want to get into a head-on collision in.

Volkswagon GX-3

Ok, VW, it’s been six freaking years. This thing is way too hot not to build. I’ll buy five, I promise. Obviously the GX-3 is not in production. And for the life of me I can’t think why. It could’ve been sold for as little as US$17 000. That may not sound cheap, but trust me, it is. That Morgan up top? Check out that price again, as well as the T-rex below. Light, fast, environmentally friendly and hot as smack, what’s not to love?

Peugeot 20Cup

The 20Cup has the closest iteration of a car front end and a bike rear end. And magnificent for it. Though it seems like Peugeot cheated a bit here. It could have done a bespoke front end for the lil’ scamper, but it decided to showcase the, then new, 207 front end. I don’t blame them though, and it actually looks a deal better overall then the 207. No production readiness for this car though. Damnit.

Campagna T-Rex 14-R

Another car you can actually buy, though the term car may be pushing it. It looks like a salamander, a dune-buggy and a snowmobile had a dirty night and spewed this out. I love it. It’s powered by a Kawasaki 1400cc motor. It might not sound like much, but that engine puts out almost 200bhp. No toy, then. If you have the US$58 349 spare, why not be a kid again? Lord knows you’re going to have a lot of fun.



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