SThe British-owned leftovers of the collapse of MG Rover continue to develop cars, and this is their latest: The MG X-Power SV-S WRC (that's William Riley Convertible, not World Rally Championship). The SV-S WRC is obviously the pop-top version of the regular SV-S, but what isn't so obvious is the switch to an all Kevlar body, which means the car only gains 26.5 pounds. Motivation comes via a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 which pushes the big orange brute from a stop to 62 MPH in 3.8 seconds on to a top speed of 195 MPH.
Options for the car include a lift-off hard top instead of the folding soft top. And, if you aren't interested in that crushing performance, there is the SV-R WRC, which is the same car but with a 420 HP, non-supercharged v8 that'll do 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and top out at just 185 MPH. Booooring. If the idea of a supercar wearing the MG moniker has your heart racing, you had better start saving your pence, as the SV-S WRC will ring in at £87,000, or around $153,000 USD. [Auto Express]