The MG EX-E concept of 1985 was unveiled at the Frankfurt
Motor Show that year.
The styling of the two-seat EX-E was inspired by race
cars and the glass canopy was designed to immitate those
found on fighter aircraft. And while the angular lines
look dated compared to modern sports cars, the EX-E was
forward thinking and stylish for 1985.
The MG EX-E previewed some of the styling
features of the MGF
Under the plastic body panels of the MG EX-E concept was
an aluminium chassis designed to receive the 3.0 litre
V6 which had been developed for the insane MG Metro 6R4
rally car. However in reality the EX-E show car was just
a show model and an engine was never fitted.
The interior of the MG EX-E featured a variety of innovative
features including a heads up display which relayed vital
information like engine rpm and speed. There was also
a car phone mounted in the dash alongside a CD player
and navigation system.
While the MG EX-E concept never directly spawned a production
model, the MGF
which appeared in the mid 1990s owes its layout and some
styling features to the EX-E concept.
Similar and related vehicles:
Rover 75 Coupe
MG XPower SV-R
MG XPower SV
MG TF 160
MG F 160