Is this electric MG the PERFECT car for James May?

The RBW EV Roadster is an MGB like no other

12w ago

James May has been outspoken about how he wants to move on from classic car motoring, instead vouching for electric or hydrogen modes of transport. I've decided to provide a happy medium, to see if I can convince May to at least have some classic motoring in his life. Enter the RBW EV Roadster!

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Comments (48)

  • Stop ripping engines out of cars that come with engines. Shove those laptop batteries to where the sun doesn't shine.

    If you want make much more reliable put a modern equivalent of an engine it had originally and you are done.

    Oh no they ruined the dash. They put screens in it and a nasty automatic gear selector. And top speed is 80 mp/h with a price tag of 90K. This is an utter scam.

      2 months ago
    • more true words couldnt have been spoken.

        2 months ago
    • Couldn't disagree more, a car with a gutless engine like the MGB is ripe for improving in this way. Nevermind top speed, this thing would smoke a normal MG everywhere other than the longest of runways. I agree that it is expensive, but I think...

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        2 months ago
  • Electric cars are the future

      2 months ago
  • That’s pretty cool

      2 months ago
  • As a classic enthusiast I see little wrong with this:

    - It isn't taking a classic off the road, it is a new production with few if any original parts, no donor car

    - It isn't trying to replace classic cars, it is simply a new car with a heritage shell

    - It is meant to have its own place and does what it is meant to very well: Looking good for those who want the look but with reliability

    I will of course always take Manual ICE over EV, but I can see why people would want this and it doesn't offend me like an actual conversion. It isn't a classic car, it just looks like one. FIVA states that any classic that has been converted is no longer classed as a historic vehicle, and that is right in my view. This offers a compromise. Sure it is expensive, but we aren't exactly expecting millions of them selling anyway?

    James has done a very fair outlook on this and has made a considered argument for it. While I am a person who only ever wants to drive old cars, I have my reasons: I never experienced them new and see them as a bit of escapism from the current world, and if not for myself, I think this EV will certainly do that for many people

      2 months ago
  • That coat is brighter than my future

      2 months ago