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
MG Car Club members are then invited to come and strip the scrap carcass for spares. Finally it's crushed to prevent any cloning shenanigans.
Now then: 215bhp in 941kg (a lot less than an original MGB because the old engine and gearbox were iron castings, and these are aluminium). Factor in a tiny frontal area and short gear ratios. This is simply a hoot. Tickle the accelerator and it darts forward, floor it and it lunges. It sounds like a little '60s racer.