MG B GT V8
1973-1976, 2591 produced.
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats(2+2 Sports Coupe)
Hatchback,2 doors,2 seats(2+2)
In 1973 British Leyland launched one of its most ambitious cars the MGB GT V8. This new MGB variant offered true "Q" car characteristics, a combination of understated looks and amazing performance. At the heart of the MGB GT V8 was the trusty, Buick designed Rover V8 as used in the then current Rover P6 range. The 3528cc V8 produced plenty of torque and bhp in order to power the new car up to a heady 125mph.
The V8 MGB only ever came in fixed head GT form, although some roadsters have been converted over the years (originally by Costello). The car could be distinguished from the 4 cylinder MGB by the front and rear "V8" badges and unique road wheels. Unfortunately for BL the mid 1970's fuel crisis hampered sales and the model was therefore underdeveloped and was eventually dropped from the range in 1976. A reincarnation of the original MGB V8 concept appeared in the early 1990's, badged as the MGRV8 but powered with a fuel injected version of the same basic V8 engine.
|3528cc||V8 OHV||Rover V8||88.9mm x 71.12mm||8.25|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|125 mph||7.7 s||20 mpg|