NEWS: One-off MG TF500 X-Power Extreme For Sale
A very rare slice of MG Longbridge history, extreme by name and nature, is up for sale – the 160mph, 500bhp MG TF500 Extreme X-Power. Our pals at www.roylemedia.co.uk recently shot this exclusive car as a cover feature for the latest issue of MG Enthusiasts Magazine (then in the hands of our good buddy car dealer and rally king, Sean Lockyear), and they were blow away by the mid-ship monster. Built as a PR exercise when MG were loaded and into GT racing, rallying and all, the TF500 Extreme cost over £250,000 to build, knocked out 500bhp and 380lb ft, did 0-60mph in 4.5s, 0-100mph in 9.6s and 160mph V-max... and spent most of its time completely sideways. To say the mid-engined, big power, short wheel base car was a handful would be a serious understatement. The technical specification is utterly amazing, even a decade after it was built: T45 seam welded shell, bespoke body C-F panels and interior, Le Mans style Cosworth turbo engine with anti-lag, X-Trac sequential gearbox, custom LSD, one-off independent adjustable suspension, AP Racing stoppers... the list goes on and on. It's an absolute one-off, looks amazing, sounds phenomenal and is now an absolute steel, at just £28,950! Sadly, it never really got the use it should have had, being sold off and underused by its terrified owners after MG went bust in 2006. Fancy giving the MG TF500 the life it should have had... at Spa-Francorchamps, on the Nordschleife, around Le Mans and blasting tracks and hill climbs in the UK and Europe? Fancy owning a piece of MG history, sure to increase in value and make you the king of any track day you turn up at? Then contact our friends at Yorkshire Classic and Sports Cars via: http://www.ycsc.co.uk/mgtf500.html.