Despite Nanjing Motors currently owning the MG and Rover brands, MG Sport and Racing still operates independently within the Queen's kingdom. It seems they're preparing something new to entice niche sports car consumers: This MG SV-R with the top lopped off was discovered in the corner of the Sport and Racing workshops, and is the development prototype planned for use this summer. The new, properly British MG will be equipped with a manual soft top and the same 520 HP Ford V8 found in the regular SV-R. But that's not all they have planned.

Not clear is whether there are any more places to put gills, as there seems to be a ventilation war raging between MG and TVR. Also interesting are plans for a "green" SV-R, an all electric version capable of 0-60 MPH in a mere 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 150 MPH. Maybe Tesla is onto something. AutoExpress