MG Sport & Racing announced last week a higher-powered version of its high performance sports car, the MG XPOWER SV-R, at the Geneva Show.
The extra performance comes from a 5-0 litre, XPOWER version of the all aluminium, 32 valve, double overhead camshaft V8 engine. Built in conjunction with V8 tuning specialist Sean Hyland the car accelerates from standstill to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Top speed is circa 175 mph/ 282 kph.
The modifications to the engine give a significant increase in power output from the 320 hp of the level entry SV to 400 hp at 6000 rpm in the SV-R. At the same time, the extra engine capacity gives a massive increase in torque from 410Nm to 510 Nm at 4750 rpm for awesome mid range performance.
To keep the extra power under control, the SV-R is fitted with larger diameter Brembo brake discs. New alloy wheels, a rear wing and unique detailing set this car apart.
Read on for more details and photos…Naturally the SV-R retains all the best features of the entry level SV, recently launched in the UK. The high tech vehicle features F1 inspired carbon fibre composite body construction, double wishbone race-developed suspension, remote telemetry with security tracking and full harness inertia seat belts.
An automatic transmission option will be available.
Every SV is individually built to personal customer order and prices for the entry level SV start from GBP65,750.00.
Prices for the new SV-R start from GBP82,950.00
Recently appointed Managing Director of MG Sport & Racing John Parkinson said: “The SV-R is the next step in the evolution of the SV range and represents a tremendous increase in power and performance which makes it a thrill to drive.”
For photographs of the new car, see MG SVR Photo Gallery