Bonhams : 2004 MG XPower SV Coupé Chassis no. SA9SVGCAB4M130112 Engine no. 88688938

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MG XPower


One of the many unfortunate of the MG-Rover Group’s demise was the of an ambitious competitions programme had re-established the famous MG marque as a force in international touring and car racing. The basis of this was a series of high-performance road at the pinnacle of which was the sensational MG SV Coupé.

The basis of MG’s new supercar was the Qvale Mangusta project. MG exterior design to Peter the renowned Royal College of Art responsible for the McLaren F1, the last Elan, Jaguar’s XJR-15 and 1999 Le Mans winner. at the UK Motor Show in 2002, new high-performance XPower SV flagship was in the modern idiom yet retained styling cues from MG production cars to remain related.

It can have surprised few onlookers Stevens won the Autocar ‘Designer of the award in 2002.

MG XPower

The MG XPower SV was by a 4.6-litre quad-cam Ford V8 whose 320bhp was transmitted via a five-speed manual gearbox and BTR differential. Underpinning the SV was an immensely steel box-frame chassis integral roll cage) by Vaccari and Bosi in Modena.

The bodyshell was constructed of lightweight fibre and the resulting excellent ratio enabled the SV to sprint rest to 60mph in 5.3 seconds and on to a top of around 165mph. Such straight-line performance demanded less than the very by way of supporting components, and the SV did not disappoint in respect, being equipped as with Brembo competition-specification and OZ 18 split-rim wheels. Assembled in the UK at MG Racing, every SV was individually to personal customer order, prices starting at £65,750.

First owned by MG-Rover, car was sold to the current vendor as a and appeared on the ITV television programme with Trevor MacDonald’, with the owner, shortly the Group collapsed. It also in ‘Classic Cars’ magazine 2006 edition) in an article by Quentin Wilson (copy ‘BX53 BGY’ was last serviced in May 2012 (at 8,964 and comes with full history, MoT to May 2013 and Swansea V5C

A total of approximately 12,300 is currently displayed on the odometer. in yellow with black/grey trim, this ultra-rare SV represents an exciting opportunity to an example of the fastest car, and record-breakers excepted, ever to the famous octagon badge.

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