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A stonking MG XPower SV-R Supercar with a colossal history file and 11,630 miles.
An indulgent ‘halo’ model intended to resurge the MG brand under MG Sport & Racing Limited. Peter Stevens, world renowned designer and aerodynamicist responsible for the McLaren F1 hypercar, led the team. With experts and suppliers stretching the globe from chassis structure in Italy, carbon fibre materials in the Isle of Wright, engine builders in Detroit and final finishing and trimming at Longbridge, the thousand-mile production line was a logistical and technical challenge. A total of just 82 cars were made, of which only 42 being the more powerful SV-R. Customers including Rowan Atkinson were keen to experience this MG Supercar before the company entered administration on the 12th April 2005. Chassis #155 was first registered to MG Sports and Racing Ltd as a demonstrator and was the most expensive standard car on top of which the list of factory options is eye-watering!
Front aerodynamic splitter, lateral rear air diffuser, green tinted glass, projector headlights, heated and folding door mirrors, electric seat height adjustment, integral roll cage, four-belt three-point harnesses with inertia reels and lock button, push-button start, analogue clock. Factory options; Kinetic paint finish, rear wing, carbon finish side vents, leather/Alcantara Recaro seats, sports suede MOMO steering wheel, carbon finish central fascia, climate control air-conditioning, Becker DTM TrafficPro Sat Nav, CD autochanger, footwell mats, warning triangle, Tracker.
Official MG SV Club records hold detailed particulars for chassis #155 including the original Red Hot Kinetic paint finish, (Code RH), a £2,000 factory cost option, as well as comprehensive factory options and first owner being MG Sports and Racing Ltd. This stunning original example has covered just 11,630 miles from new with a beautifully preserved finish partly owing to a bespoke Paintshield protection kit costing almost £1,900. Unprecedented at the time, this carbon-bodied car is completely smooth with a weave-free uniform gloss paint finish. The high-tensile steel chassis frame was crafted by Vaccari and Bosi in Modena Italy, the carbon fibre mat was made by Britain’s SP Group and constructed by Italy’s Belco Avia from 3,000 different pieces. The result, a complete shell weighing only 65kg and the entire vehicle having an unladen weight of just 1,500kg. In stark contrast and ridiculed as a result, are the Fiat Punto projector headlamps and Fiat Coupe circular rear lights embellished with chrome rings!
Race style Recaro grabbing sports seats are finished in optional and expensive Oyster leather/Alcantara, (Code OY), the leather sections sourced from the Scottish Bridge of Weir tannery. Slight wear to the driver bolster does not detract from the overall excellent condition. Soft leather, Alcantara and wool coloured-keyed carpets specially dyed in Italy are immaculate. Carbon fibre is clearly visible in the cars structure and stainless-steel trims and carbon finish centre console complete the clean look and contrast beautifully against the green dial instruments. A high specification example to help justify the eye watering price tag when new!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Being the SV-R model, this example is fitted with the larger and more powerful 4996cc 385bhp Ford V8 quad-cam light alloy engine developed by tuning specialists Roush Industries. A burbling deep-chested exhaust rumble is intoxicating and immense fun. A massive history folder affirms the cars pampered existence which means this car goes as good as it looks! Perfectly suited to the V8 powerplant is the 4-speed dual-mode Ford automatic gearbox which helps propel the car from 0-60mph in 5.1 secs and a top speed of 175mph.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKE
Unique alloy MG-OZ 5-spoke 18″ wheels are wrapped in premium Michelin Pilot Sport tyres measuring 225/40 ZR18 front and 265/40 ZR18 fitted brand new in May 2022. One rear wheel has a minor rub to outer rim. Uprated Brembo discs and floating 4 pot brake callipers combined with Bosch ABS and electronic traction control allow for highly capable stopping power.
The intriguing MG XPower SV Supercar has already cemented its place in motoring history and with so few made this top specification SV-R 385 Automatic with only 11,630 miles and amazing huge history file is undoubtedly among the truly best in existence. Registered on the 28th September 2004, the first registered owner was MG Sport and Racing Ltd who initially used the car as a demonstrator and kept up ownership until 2008. There have been just three further keepers, the previous being an avid car collector purchasing the car from MG Main Dealers, Summit Garage, for which there is an invoice for £53,000.
The huge history file is beautifully presented and includes an extensive collection of invoices for specialist servicing, maintenance and MOT paperwork to fully verify the mileage. An invoice dated May 2022 for £4,461.13 provides a full breakdown of maintenance works carried out to ensure the next owner a trouble-free turn-key experience. Masses of information about this rare car is held in the file along with the invoice from when the car was sold to the second owner through the Wyles Hardy & Co auction platform as part of the MG Sports and Racing Ltd liquidation sale along with the registration number MG04SVR still remaining on the car and costing £3,115. The original book pack contains the handbook and service book as well as a presentation pack.
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