Comments - Unique of the Week: MGB GT V8

Published: Jan 19, 2013
Description: Picture the following: stuffing a big V8 into the engine bay of a Mazda Miata. It's been done countless times before as the car has modern construction and safety features. In other words, it can...
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Jason Smith Jan 20, 2013
My Dad had one of the original MGB GT's and he always said it was one of the least safe cars he'd ever owned as there was far more power than grip. Sounds perfect to me....
John Darwin Price Jan 19, 2013
I've got a I4 77 MGB. Fun car.
Dave Larby Jan 19, 2013
One of my teachers used to have one of these, sounded nice.
Description: MG began offering the GT V8 model in 1973. It was powered by a Rover 3.5-liter V8 and was actually the lightest mass-produced V8 in the world at the time, weighing just 318 lbs. It produced around 137...
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Mike Renaut Jan 20, 2013
Surprised no one mentioned the reason the Rover 3.5 V8 was so light; its block was aluminium. Engine was designed by GM for the Buick and other compacts. We Brits got a lot of use out of the 215; Range Rover, TVR, P5B, P6B, Morgans, Land Rovers...
David Gray Jan 20, 2013
Hahaha you're not just reading and driving Jag Love, you are actually trying to have an argument with me? Some advice, don't bother
Byakka Hirakawa Jan 20, 2013
Shouldve put p:w
Byakka Hirakawa Jan 20, 2013
Wouldve expected better numbers for the p-w
Byakka Hirakawa Jan 20, 2013
Jag ur the douche Dont read and drive idoit Ull kill urself, or more important anyone else, lol 318 not bad
Jordan Jackson Jan 20, 2013
Crap, another troll...
Jag Love Jan 20, 2013
You people that salivate over catching a mistake make me laugh & it shows a serious deficit in your own station in life.
Jag Love Jan 20, 2013
...there are other ways to point out an error, as opposed to being a douche. You asked "who taught you to read" & I ask "who taught you to be a fuck-knuckle?"
Jag Love Jan 20, 2013
David Grey, keyboard commando... Sigh... My mea culpa is that my attention was more on traffic than on Car Buzz, which is obviously not the divining factor in my life that it clearly is in yours. However...
Jake Trumbull Jan 19, 2013
Thank you David
David Gray Jan 19, 2013
Jag Love. The engine weighed 318lbs, not the whole car. Who taught you to read?
Jag Love Jan 19, 2013
Does anyone know if that 0 to 60 time is accurate?
Jag Love Jan 19, 2013
There's a difference between going 60 on a skateboard and 60 on a train...
Jag Love Jan 19, 2013
It weighed almost 2400 lbs, not 318. It would be a whole lot quicker if it had that kind of power to weight ratio! If only... Still, these cars are quick feeling & feel a whole lot quicker when you're driving them....
Daniel Eads Jan 19, 2013
The power output is actually not that bad for the car's weight and age. It probably handled amazingly.
Isaac Jacob Jimenez Jan 19, 2013
God that was terrible
Description: But just for comparison, the standard MGB roadster and GT at the time came with a 1.8-liter inline-four, so the GT V8 was another beast entirely. The automotive press and enthusiasts, as you would exp...
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James Salaba Jan 20, 2013
Looks very good
Jesse Jalapeno Jan 19, 2013
I kinda like it
Jason Bartlett Jan 19, 2013
I bet it's a track weapon !
Michael Davidson Jan 22, 2013
Looks pretty safe to me.
John Patten Jan 19, 2013
We can here in Florida :D
Aislin Cooper Jan 19, 2013
Hahahaha
Quinn Conner Jan 19, 2013
Wish I could wear shorts in january
Description: The company also didn't have the production capabilities to handle the potentially high demand. MG was a part of British Leyland at the time and the automaker also built the Triumph Stag, another...
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Description: It originally started life as a standard GT V8 but was bought with the sole intention of turning it into the finest MGB GT V8 racer for historic and vintage racing. It now packs a 4.6-liter Rover V8 t...
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Sam Hansen Jan 20, 2013
Oh, how I would love a 4.6 in my Range Rover...
Adam Thomson Jan 20, 2013
Looks kinda modern.