(from MG Press Release) MG Sport &
Racing announces today a higher-powered version of its high performance
sports car, the MG XPOWER SV-R, at the Geneva Show.
The extra performance comes from a 5-0 litre, XPOWER version of the all
aluminium, 32 valve, double overhead camshaft V8 engine. Built in
conjunction with V8 tuning specialist Sean Hyland the car accelerates
from standstill to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Top speed is circa 175
mph/ 282 kph.
The modifications to the engine give a significant increase in power
output from the 320 hp of the level entry SV to 400 hp at 6000 rpm in
the SV-R. At the same time, the extra engine capacity gives a massive
increase in torque from 410Nm to 510 Nm at 4750 rpm for awesome mid
To keep the extra power under control, the SV-R is fitted with larger
diameter Brembo brake discs. New alloy wheels, a rear wing and unique
detailing set this car apart.
Naturally the SV-R retains all the best features of the entry level SV,
recently launched in the UK. The high tech vehicle features F1 inspired
carbon fibre composite body construction, double wishbone race-developed
suspension, remote telemetry with security tracking and full harness
inertia seat belts.
An automatic transmission option will be available.
Every SV is individually built to personal customer order and prices for
the entry level SV start from £65,750.00.
Prices for the new SV-R start from £82,950.00
Recently appointed Managing Director of MG Sport & Racing John Parkinson
said: "The SV-R is the next step in the evolution of the SV range and
represents a tremendous increase in power and performance which makes it
a thrill to drive."