MG XPower to be Well-Represented at UK's Historics Auction

Set to hit the block at the UK's Historics at Brooklands event are these two MG XPower SVs.

The carbon fiber-bodied MG XPower Sport Veloce, based on the less aggressive X80 concept, was designed by Peter Stevens (responsible, among others, for the McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJR-15) and is underpinned by a platform from Qvale's Mangusta.

Powered by Ford's 4.6 liter 4-valve Cobra V8, the standard SV made 320 horsepower with an advertised top speed of 165 mph when new.

Roughly 82 of the rear-wheel drive MG coupes were built and sold to consumers before a lack of sales forced MG to stop production. At around £75,000 when new, it's easy to see how that could happen.

The light silver example here is a 2003 model with ~9,000 miles on it and was used by MG as a development car. It's expected to bring in £18,000-£24,000.

The dark silver one in XPower Grey is a Roush-tuned 2004 SV-S (one of three) and has covered ~10,000 miles. Historics says it could fetch as much as £45,000.

Why such a difference in price? The SV-S is one of three built, getting an extra bump to 385 horsepower thanks to a Roush supercharger. With the forced induction, it can reach 175 mph and hit 60 in 4.9 seconds.

Historics at Brooklands will be taking place on June 2.

By Phil Alex

Source: Historics