MG Celebrates BTCC with Special MG6

Special Edition

MG did pretty well in its first season back in the British Touring Car Championship. And so to celebrate, it's offering this special-edition MG6.

Founded way back in 1924, MG made a name for itself producing small, affordable British roadsters. These days it's owned by the Chinese and makes lackluster economy sedans, but that doesn't mean the storied marque isn't at least trying to drum up some excitement. This year the company went back into the British Touring Car Championship, and it didn't mess around in doing so. It built a new team, contracted Triple Eight Race Engineering (the outfit that engineered Vauxhall's earlier dominance in the series) to develop the car.

MG also put multiple series champion and Fifth Gear co-host Jason Plato behind the wheel. The result was rather astonishing for its first season back in the competitive series, taking numerous checkered flags and placing third in the championship. So to celebrate (and capitalize a little on its achievement), MG has released this special edition MG6. Setting the BTCC Edition apart from an ordinary MG6 are such special touches as a matte black roof, 18-inch alloys, gloss black trim for the sills, mirrors, air dam, bumper and spoiler. There's also special badging and decals (as you might expect), and buyers can choose between Arctic White or Union Blue for the body.

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Power comes from a 1.8-liter turbo four with 160 metric horsepower for an 8.4-second 0-62 time and a 120mph electronically-limited top speed. The MG6 BTCC Edition also comes with all the bells and whistles inside, and sells in the UK for £16,995. Included in the price is a pair of VIP tickets to a race next season as guests of the MG KX Momentum racing team.

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