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 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