What's the word auto journos are looking for when they talk about what's missing in modern supercars? "Thrill." In general, modern motoring marvels are a lot more driveable, a lot more comfortable, a lot more reliable and a lot better at what they do than they used to be. But they're less thrilling than they used to be, and that's the sensation Chris Harris sets out to experience in a rolling test of the Morgan 3 Wheeler and the Caterham Seven Supersport.

The Morgan has a 2.0-liter motorcycle engine with about 115 horsepower, but with - according to Chris - "hilarious handling" and a "lovely geabox," it is "an event" that is "more alive at 34 miles per hour than a 911 Turbo at 120 mph." And Harris believes the Caterham, with just 182 hp and a five-speed gearbox, should be driven by any automaker trying to make a sports car or even inject more sportiness into one of its offerings.

Harris will be happy to personally explain where and how each roadster delivers its thrills in the video below.



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      k_m94
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why does EVERYTHING look better in Gulf colors?
      WRX wagon mafia
      • 1 Year Ago
      After watching him on those roads I had the urge to leave the house and get into my car and just drive for the pleasure of driving. I opened up the windows and just listened to my wrx rev like crazy and played with the turbo for one hour. It was awesome. I did not go super fast but just enjoyed the road and a few hard pull in 3rd gear. I just loved it. Thanks for the inspiration.
      Brian D
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would either of these vehicles be "street legal" in the USA if built by a mass producer like GM or Toyota? No airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, or other mandates that manufacturers have to deal with here.
        Josh C
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brian D
        I don't think major manufacturers want to spend time on cars like this. You can by street legal Caterhams in the US though. http://www.uscaterham.com/about/caterham-cars.html And since Morgan is a trike, there are different laws that allow them to be driven on US roads
        GasMan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brian D
        "Mass producer", no pun intended.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd love to own the three wheeler. Must get looks everywhere you go. Passion of purely driving
      Kyle Sutley
      • 1 Year Ago
      The only thing missing is a KTM X-Bow, oh wait, that was Top Gear UK.
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      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hat, no hat, hat, no hat. I love editing.
      Sasha
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great review. Driving slow cars fast really is the ****, very underrated.
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