How much bigger are modern cars compared with an MGBGTV8?

Relative visibility - relative size & daytime lighting concerns
A recent note was released on "relative visibility" which has become an increasing concern for classic car drivers on roads in the UK. The daytime lighting options for classic car drivers have also been reviewed with headlight upgrades and suggested DRL upgrades.
Relative visibility
Headlight upgrades
DRL upgrade

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As many MGV8 enthusiasts grease up their front suspension and service their car for an enjoyable drive as fine Spring weather appears, when you are out on the road just how much bigger are modern cars than an MGBGTV8? Over the Autumn and Winter the number of SUVs and Chelsea tractors on our roads has increased and so has their size. Their relative size is much larger when compared with a classic car. See our analysis which shows a large 4x4 is around 41% higher, 46% wider and has a perceived frontal area which is around 105% greater than that of an MGBGTV8. The headlight beams project through the lower half of the tailgate and into the eyes of an MGBGTV8 driver.
See our illustrated analysis