NEW MGB ROADSTER LAUNCHED AT SHOW

New MGB roadster launched at show

New MGB roadster launched at show

MG modernization company Frontline Developments has launched a new model at MG90. Termed the Abingdon Special, this car differs from the previous LE50 in that it is based around the shell of an MGB Roadster. 
The car is fitted with a 2.5 litre four cylinder engine which weighs just 89kg, and develops 304bhp and 242lb.ft of torque. Needless to say, the Abingdon Special is quick. “0-60 is achievable in under four seconds,” says Frontline director Ed Brackley, “we’ve never advertised an official top speed for our cars because we run out of runway at Bruntingthorpe, but it’s still pulling hard at 160mph. It’s geared to 205mph, but wind turbulence would prevent it getting there. We think it’s considerably faster than the LE50 was.” The rear track is 18mm wider than a standard B, with 6x15” Dunlop wheels on the front and 7x15” Dunlop wheels on the back. 
MG aficionados will notice a number of differences between the Abingdon Special and a conventional MGB roadster. Cosmetically, the rear wings have been deseamed, and the upper bodywork behind the cabin has been extended forwards by 12 inches. There are no roof studs, the roof locking using bars in the current fashion. The bonnet is new; steel on this prototype but aluminium for the production cars, incorporating a bonnet bulge and an air vent. Digital Smiths gauges and a modern Radiomobile allow the car to retain a period feel, whilst the electronic and adjustable steering system ensures the car can be tailored to your taste. 
The interior incorporates creature comforts such as a heated screen and seats, whilst the only limitation as to colour combination is your imagination. The prototype features Aston Martin paint and hides, with final trimmings in a Bentley hue. Though we’re sure there’ll be a red one with black trim one day.
Production will be limited to just 25, and prices begin at £79,900. Luggage pack, satellite navigation and Borrani wire wheels are the only optional extras. 

• www.frontlinedevelopments.com

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