I did test drive both - though it was ~10 months ago. Of the cars that I drove, the ZS did feel significantly quicker but they were both lowish mileage cars so that doesn't mean that the same will be true once the engines have loosened up. The main difference was the whole feel of the cars. The ZS felt more like a sports car whereas the ZT felt more like a GT. The ZS was a bit noisier and pointier while the ZT was more comfortable and compliant. I have to say that the ZT really impressed me though. I'm not a fan of big cars - too much mass to change direction in a corner - but, on the back roads, the ZT handle its bulk remarkably well. The only, slightly bizarre, criticism that I have of the ZT (or at least the one that I drove) was that the rev counter was damped so that I was able to hit the rev limiter in 1st while the counter was only reading just over 6,000rpm! Hardly in keeping with the sports car image!cerbman said:does the ZS seem that much quicker? and what do you think of both cars?
I was under the impression that the MGF platform was a heavily revised metro/100 platformMartinW said:Given the magic wand that MG R waved over the old 200 and 400 platforms, I think they should drag the 100/metro platform out and use the K-series.