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2014-06-30 08:21

FUN ROCKET: MG has celebrated its 90th anniversary with a display of its products at Silverstone. The MG3 Trphy Championship concept (above) was one of three future models unveiled. Image: MG

LONGBRIDGE, England - The MG brand has celebrated its 90th anniversary at Silverstone with a display of historic, current and future MG cars, among them three concept vehicles.

The MG3 Trophy Championship concept (pictured) is based on the current MG3 production vehicle platform and was created to highlight the company's in-house engineering, design and calibration capabilities and the MG tradition of club racing.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 MG3 Trophy Championship Concept

Modifications include tuning of the 1.5 engine to achieve 152kW and 260Nm of torque. The Trophy vehicle has also been lightened bodywise and equipped with a limited-slip differential, fully adjustable Macpherson strut front set-up and a rear anti-roll bar, adjustable front splitter and adjustable rear spoiler.

SUPER FUN

The racing concept was created by a team of engineers under Adrian Guyll based at Longbridge site in Birmingham, central England.

The MG3 supermini, its maker says "is fun to buy, fun to drive and fun to own with more than a million personalisation options, class leading chassis and driving dynamics, and exceptional value for money after-sale care packages".

Its base price in the UK is the equivalent (June 2014) of R151 000. - Newspress
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