The MG XPower SV (Sport Veloce) was an aggresivley styled sports
car which was produced by MG Rover from 2003 - 2005, although
the final cars were not sold until 2008.
The MG XPower SV was built in Modena, Italy in a factory leased
by MG Rover and at Rover's facility in Longbridge, UK. The car
was based on the Qvale Mangusta
platform due to the fact MG Rover had aquired Qvale Automotive.
The MG XPower SV was first unveiled as a concept in 2001. However,
the styling of the production car was made considerably more
aggressive and featured several additional air intakes, including
the prominent slats positioned behind the front wheels.
The MG XPower SV consisted of carbon fibre bodypanels which
cover a box section spaceframe chassis. The base MG XPower SV
was powered by a 320 bhp (239 kW) 4.6 L Ford Modular V8. The
manual version of the car had a top speed of 165 mph (266 km/h)
and a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 5.3 seconds.
In April 2008, William Riley relaunched the MG XPower SV under
the name MG XPower WR. Riley bought the badge rights for the
MG XPower from the administrators of MG and launched MG Sports
and Racing Europe Ltd. This new company can produce 6 cars a