The 2004 MG GT concept was based on the MG
TF roadster platform. The hardtop MG GT concept revived
the GT name made famous by the MGB GT.
Because of its obvious similarites to the MG TF, if Rover
was still in operation the MG GT could have been brought
to production quickly and with relative ease. The biggest
forseable hurdle for the design and engineering team would
have been access to the mid-mounted engine. Easy with
no roof, not so easy with one.
The MG GT could easily have become the
coupe version of the MG TF
Like the old MGB GT, the MG GT concept is a more powerful
car then the soft-top version. Power for the MG GT concept
comes from a 200 bhp, 2.5 liter V6, giving the car a predicted
0-60 time of under 6 seconds and a 145 mph top speed.
After Rovers buyout by Chinese firm Nanjing Auto the MG
TF ceased production. However the company currently has
plans to reintroduce the model in mid-2008, with construction
taking place in Ohio. It is unclear whether Nanjing Auto
intend develop the MG GT concept and take it to production.
Similar and related vehicles:
Rover 75 Coupe
MG XPower SV-R
MG XPower SV
MG TF 160
MG F 160