2004 MG XPower SV-R review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 7 October 2006 , 11:10:52 byEmil

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MG XPower SV-R

MG Sport & Racing developed the MG XPower SV-R and announced it at the Geneva Show. The model is powered by a 5.0-liter all-aluminum, 32-valve, double overhead camshaft V8 engine that enables the model to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 175 mph. The engine is capable of delivering up to 400 horsepower and 510 Nm of torque. 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. The carmaker will offer an automatic transmission as an option. The price for the entry level SV starts at EUR65.750 and prices for the SV-R start from EUR82.950.

MG Sport & Racing announced 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 range performance.

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."