I think it was the 6R4. It was a production car, as Group B stated that 200 production models had to be built to meet homologation requirements, in order to encourage the manufacturers to use mass-produced cars.
Roverman you are spot on. It was a trick question. The 6R4 was a production car ie homlogation special.
Another thing to bear in mind. This same engine went onto the rear of the XJ220 and held the fastest production car title in the world at the time. I very much doubt it had MG on the cam covers because the unit was sold onto TWR for thier sole use.
As I said it is open to debate!
We all know that building 200 cars like this does not equate to a real production car, its a bending of the rules!! Prior to the Zeds the fastest MG, to roll down a 'production line' was the the MG Maestro Turbo, with its 0-60mph out accelerating a Ferrari!!
Glad they bent those rules though. And they built them. Which means with bent rules you can have a fantastic 0-60 or 0-100 or top speed. Depending on the step off used! How does 0-60 in 3.4 secs grab yah?
Ans 6R4 - 6R4
Other than that it must be the Turbo Maestro, just make sure there are no corners on your journey home with your Maestro!
Of course they can handle, any car will, given a skillful driver!
And the Maestro is still better than the equivelent Ford Escort RS Turbo or Cavalier GSI. Try one and you'll like, in fact, buy mine! Check the for sale section...
I'd love to keep it, but i'm leaving for the states in July and i can't take it with me to whip the mustangs ass's, so, hence the reason for selling it. I've spent a lot of time, money and effort on the thing and it's great fun, but i can't have the car parked up for a minimum of 6 months, besides i have no where to store it.
I'm going to
Clayton North Carolina, setting up a business with my best friend, but i won't be missing the Uk, apart from the MG's...
Hope they send the ZT over, if i was staying then i'd definatly get one, i've fallen in love with it.....
The Metro 6R4 was actually in the 1987 Guinness Book of Records. I quote...
'The highest road-tested acceleration reported is 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds for an MG Metro 6R4 International Rally Car in 1986' - what rubbish!
The 6R4 was tested by Autocar in April 1986, and actually achieved a 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds! The car tested was actually Malcolm Wilson's Computervision sponsored rally car which had just returned from the tragic 1986 Portugal Rally, and was driven on the test by David Llewellyn.
In the early 1990's, Cars & Car Conversions tested Will Gollop's 750bhp 2.3 litre bi-turbo rallycross car, and achieved a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds! In back to back tests against Nigel Mansell's Williams F1 car of the era, the 6R4 was actually as quick up to about 60 or 70 mph. The aerodynamics of the 6R4 (or lack of them!) took effect and the F1 car eased away at higher speeds.