Over 15,000 MG enthusiasts attended the MG Live event, renamed MG90 to celebrate 90 years of the iconic marque and were treated to a timeline collection of current and historic MGs worth over £3million.
The timeline featured vehicles from the Old Number One to MGs latest production vehicle, the MG3. There was also a sight of the future as MG unveiled two MG90 special edition vehicles as well as three concept models.
More will be announced on the limited edition MG90 cars in due course, but the MG3 Trophy Championship concept, the CS concept SUV and the MG EV concept certainly drew the crowds and excitement of everybody lucky enough to witness them first hand.
The MG3 Trophy Championship concept was put through its paces on the day by MG’s British Touring Car drivers Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff. Based on the current MG3 production vehicle, the MG3 Trophy Championship concept showcases the in-house engineering, design and calibration capabilities of SMTC at Longbridge and continues MG’s tradition of club racing. Modifications include tuning of the 1.5 litre, 106PS, MG3 engine currently featuring 136Nm torque, to achieve a max power output of 204 BHP (207 PS) and 260Nm of torque. The vehicle has also undergone a full body-lightening program without compromising on stiffness, and boasts a limited slip differential, a fully adjustable Macpherson strut front set up with bespoke rear anti roll bar, adjustable front splitter and twin plain adjustable rear spoiler.
The MG EV Concept was also test-driven around the Northamptonshire circuit and is a display of future technology in the ever growing world of electric vehicles. The EV Concept was also developed solely by the highly-skilled engineers at the Longbridge plant in Birmingham.
The CS concept SUV was the third concept vehicle on display, which was confirmed for UK production at the Shanghai Motorshow in 2013. Its sporty style and youthful appearance are sure to make it a big hit in one of the fastest growing areas of the global automotive market. More information on all MG concept vehicles can be found here.
Along with several other displays and events, one other activity of note was the ‘Beijing to Birmingham drive’, which saw a group of Chinese owners drive over 12,500 miles through 13 countries in current production MG3, MG6 and MG5. They arrived at Longbridge for a commemorative presentation before joining the MG90 celebrations at Silverstone.
MG would like to thank everybody that attended the event and look forward to another 90 years of success.