• 6a73ec8e-4c6a-4596-bebe-c3b5926819ad 593461f7-e713-498e-a83d-fe1ab00aa99bMG Trophy Championship concept created to highlight in house engineering, design and calibration capabilities at SMTC UK in Longbridge
  • Developed by team of specialist MG engineers within a short time frame
  • Latest MG continues the marque’s tradition of competitive club racing
  • 204 BHP 1.5T VTi Tech engine with fully adjustable Macpherson strut front and coil over rear suspension with a full body shell weight optimisation programme
  • Based on current production MG3 available for under £10,000
  • Launched in Sept 2013, the current production MG3 is available with 0% APR from just £99 a month or with zero deposit

Longbridge, UK, 27 June 2014 – Last weekend’s MG90 event saw the iconic MG marque celebrate its 90thyear anniversary at Silverstone circuit last weekend, with a display of historic, current and future MGs, including three concept vehicles.

The MG3 Trophy Championship concept, based on the current MG3 production vehicle platform and created to highlight in-house engineering, design and calibration capabilities by SMTC UK at Longbridge, continues the MG tradition of club racing. Modifications include tuning of the 1.5 litre, 106PS, MG3 engine currently featuring 136Nm torque, to achieve a max power output of 204 BHP (207 PS) and 260Nm of torque. The Trophy vehicle has also undergone a full body-lightening programme without compromising on stiffness, boasts a limited slip differential, a fully adjustable Macpherson strut front set up with bespoke rear anti roll bar, adjustable front splitter and twin plain adjustable rear spoiler.

The racing concept was created by a team of engineers, managed by Vehicle Engineering Specialist Adrian Guyll, and based at SAIC Motor’s state of the art European Design and Technical Centre (SMTC), located alongside MG Motor UK at the Longbridge site in Birmingham. SMTC and MG are both owned by parent company, SAIC Motor; the largest automotive company in China, currently ranked 103rd in the Fortune 500.

The Trophy Championship concept previewed at the MG90 event last weekend in order to gauge potential demand for an MG Trophy race vehicle. Any interest can be raised directly with Adrian via Passenger and display laps continued throughout the weekend at the Stowe and GP circuit, with the vehicle driven by MG BTCC drivers Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff.

Launched in September 2013, the MG3 supermini is fun to buy, fun to drive and fun to own with over one million personalisation options, class leading chassis and driving dynamics, and exceptional value for money aftercare packages. The successful supermini is priced from only £8,399 to £9,999, or on PCP from only £99 a month or from zero deposits. The MG3 benefits from an ultra low 4E insurance group, strong residuals of up to 61 per cent, class leading interior and boot space, and high levels of equipment on all specifications as standard, as well as complete peace of mind with the three years fixed servicing package MG CARE3, the ultimate in carefree


About SMTC

SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre Limited (SMTC UK), is the sister brand of MG and is also based at Longbridge, Birmingham. SMTC was established in 2005 to enable SAIC Group to benefit from the wealth of highly skilled automotive engineering and design talent present in the UK, especially in the Midlands. Researching and developing advancements in engineering is now a key focus for the business, assisted by key partnerships in both the academic and business worlds of the UK, Europe and China.

About MG Motor

Since the first MG went on sale 90 years ago in 1924, the iconic British brand has become world famous for making stylish cars that are fun to drive and own, at remarkably affordable prices. The latest offering, the MG3 is no exception; the new, small modern MG brings style and fun to a new generation- giving a fresh twist on the innovation, sporty performance and statement style that first made the MG badge famous. Modern MGs are designed, engineered and undergo final assembly at MG’s historic home in Longbridge, Birmingham.

Today, MG is owned by the SAIC Motor Corporation. SAIC Motor is currently rated 103rd in the Fortune 500 and, in 2013, achieved record global sales of over 5.1 million units, an increase of 13.71% on 2012 sales. SAIC Motor is the first Chinese automotive manufacturer to exceed five million units in a year, and 230,000 units of this extraordinary figure can be attributed to sales of the MG and Roewe marques worldwide.

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