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
It's all remarkably thorough. The new shell comes from the official Heritage plant, made on original MG tools. But it's not standard: it uses the bracing panels developed for the 1992 MG RV8. The RV8 had a 3.9 V8 and an open roof, remember, so if the shell was strong enough for that, it should be enough for this closed car. Especially as, to be extra-sure, this one is seam-welded too. The RV8 passed crash tests, so the LE50 must be a far safer prospect than most classics.