X Power SV goes on sale
MG Sports &
Racing has announced the sales launch of the MG XPower SV, a car
which catapult MG Rover into competition with the best of the World's
performance vehicle manufacturers.
The entry level
model is powered by a 320hp 4.6litre all aluminium quad cam V8 engine
which propels the MG XPower SV to 60mph in 5.3 seconds and a top
speed of around 165mph. Automatic and higher powered SV-R versions
will be available next year. Customers can also specify the engine
from the 225mph MG ZT-T Bonneville rated at 765bhp - and higher
if required - which will give top speeds of well over 200mph and
suitably electrifying acceleration.
The first class
performance of the MG SV is complemented by its distinctive interior.
In keeping with the vehicle's sporting heritage, both front seats
are specified with full inertia four belt
harnesses which are
lockable for serious driving by the flick of a switch. Each cabin
is trimmed with one of six leather finishes chosen by the customer.
Competition seats and fascias are available in a combination of leather
and Alcantra allowing each car to be uniquely personalised.
Designed by a
team led by Peter Stevens, the MG XPower SV benefits from state
of the art technology. Peter's previous designs have included the
McLaren F1. Central to the car's DNA is a finely tuned chassis designed
along race car principles, bonded to a lightweight carbon fibre
body with an integral rollover cage.
MG XPower SV
with former F1 driver Mark Blundell at Silverstone
The chassis and
carbon fibre body are both constructed in the heartland of the Italian
supercar industry with final assembly by a dedicated team of skilled
craftsmen at MG Sport & Racing's new HQ at Longbridge on the
outskirts of Birmingham. The director of MG Sport & Racing,
Kim Johnson, said "the MG XPower SV combines high reserves
of power and motor racing safety features and is a true race car
which has been built for the road. It can either lead on the track
or cruise along the Kings Road in Chelsea. It is the ultimate MG".
Former F1 driver,
Mark Blundell said "the MG XPower SV is aggressive and raw
whilst at the same time stylish and refined. I have driven many
of the World's top sports cars and this car is in the same league.
From the unique sound of the exhaust to the precision steering,
the MG XPower SV has all the qualities I look for in a sports car."
The MG XPower
SV line up starts from £75,000 and will be available through
a network of specialist XPower dealerships, or direct from the MG
Sport & racing factory.
including sales enquiries, is available from MG Sport & Racing
on 08457 661155.
This two page
note has been reproduced from the MG
Car Club website.