Driven: the MG LE50
A brand-new MGB using new bits underneath and an MX-5 engine. What’s not to like?
Posted: 16 Jul 2012
For years you've been able to buy a brand-new MGB, in DIY form at least. All the parts were available. But it would still be 1962 standard: wheezy of engine, wobbly of handling. And with build quality only as good as your own skill with a socket set.
Here's a better idea. A brand-spanking MGB using new-original parts on the surface, and new-modern systems underneath. It's got a 215bhp tuned MX-5 engine, and matching six-speed box. That's 215bhp in 941kg. Which should get you awake.
Words: Paul Horrell
Photos: Barry Hayden