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1973-1976 MG B GT V8 specifications

1973-1976 MG B GT V8 specifications Classic and Performance Car

The concept of a V8 engined MGB was hardly new; Ken Costello had been making a good living converting MGBs to Rover engines for some time, and even MG had a go with the Edward Turner V8 before building the MGC instead. When production of the C-series was cut, MG finally introduced its own Rover V8-engined version, just as the effects of the 1973 energy crisis were hitting hard. Although a great car, the MGB GT V8 sold poorly, a victim of circumstance and poor marketing. Today it offers great value, but watch out for home conversions.

Production

  • Production:
    2591
  • Price (excellent)
    £12,000
  • Price (good):
    £7,750
  • Price (average):
    £4,500
  • Price (project):
    £2,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.0secs
  • Top speed:
    125.0mph
  • Power:
    137.0bhp
  • Torque:
    192.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbones and coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4020mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2300mm
  • Width:
    1568mm
  • Height:
    1295mm
  • Weight:
    1158kgs

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