The new MG E-Motion might be the first MG you've wanted in years
Did I mention it might be less than 30K!
If you think of a quintessential British classic sports car, you will most likely think of the MGB GT. This four-seater Pininfarina designed grand tourer dominated the British sports car market through the 60's and 70's and to this day remains as Richard Hammond put it "Britons most popular classic". Now the B got it's spiritual successor in 1995 when Rover released the much loved MGF. It sold in massive numbers and was effectively produced (albeit with a few breaks) right up until 2010!
Ever since then, MG haven't really produced a 'real' MG in terms of a sports car. I would have said that the closest that they have actually got to a sports car is the MG6 BTCC edition from 2012. On top of this MG have been making a strange family of cars in comparison to what they have produced in the past. They do make the MG6 (although no longer available in the U.K.) and the MG3 but have also branched out into SUV's and strangely a pickup... The MG Extender.
But in 2017 MG announced that it would return to it's roots and produce sports cars once again. This time they're bang up to date with their new concept car the MG E-Motion. It's a fully electric coupé and my god is it good looking. No wonder though, a lot of it's styling takes cues from other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Aston Martin.
WATCH A WALK AROUND VIDEO OF THE MG E-MOTION:
The E-Motion uses an all electric powertrain that has been developed in house. Maybe they should have called it the MGE-GT! The concept itself is claimed to be capable of doing 0-62mph in less than 4 seconds and has a range of over 310 miles.
Hopefully this concept should be in production soon although I have a feeling that the current state of affairs in the world might change that. It would be really exciting to see a new MG sports car though. It may not exactly be British anymore although a lot of the design is developed in London. But that's not the point. The point is that MG is still kicking and seems to be kicking harder now that its become Britons fastest growing car brand for many months on end. One things for sure though. If I ever have £30,000 sitting in a drawer somewhere, I know that I might consider one of these in the future.