As automakers are spending billions on hybrid technology, Morgan has decided to go green by going retro.

As the world's automakers are spending billions on hybrid technology, Morgan has decided to go green by going retro.

The company has announced plans to build a modern Threewheeler, which was originally produced between 1909 and 1953.

On sale next year, the 2011 Threewheeler will feature an aluminum body, gloss black wheels, and a matte dual exhaust. Inside, occupants will find leather upholstery, an anodized dashboard, aircraft-style toggle switches, and a 'Bomb release' start button.

Power will be provided by an 1800cc Harley Davidson 'Screaming Eagle' engine with approximately 100 hp (75 kW / 101 PS). It will be paired to a Mazda-sourced five-speed manual transmission, which should allow the 500kg (1100 lb) trike to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h).

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