MST is building a very special Mk1 with a race engine
The Welsh classic Mk1 and Mk2 specialist is ramping things up to 370bhp
MST Cars has revealed the progress it’s made on its latest and perhaps tastiest project yet: a Mk1 Evolution. These new digital renders showcase classic lines with new bubble arches hugging some chunky 17-inch rims.
We’re told the redesigned carbon-fibre wheel arches will be coupled with other carbon fibre elements, and MST also plans on using the latest 2.8-litre Millington Diamond engine.
That naturally-aspirated four-pot race engine will push out 370bhp and 300lb ft torque. Nice.
When speaking with TopGear.com about engine choices, MST director Carwyn Ellis said: “We like to keep things British. Also, it’s the ultimate rally engine, the Millington. [Those engines] give the performance of a rally car, but they’re road-legal." Enough to persuade us.
The Millington Diamond engine comes as standard with ‘the ultimate spec car’, though MST – founded in 2020 – also uses a 2.5-litre Ford Duratec unit, good for around 200bhp. It's also building a 6R4. which is looking pretty fantastic.
These builds don’t come cheap, mind. Prices for a MST Mk1 touring car start at a mouth-drying £100,000. How much it'll want for the Mk1 Evo is yet to be revealed. Fingers crossed for a lottery win, kids.
Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter. Look out for your regular round-up of news, reviews and offers in your inbox.
Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.