Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


MG XPower SV On Display In New Zealand

MG Rover New Zealand

Media Release 6th November 2003
For immediate release


The MG XPower SV has arrived in New Zealand for a brief period. It will be on display at Auckland dealers, Newmarket European and Roverland, and will be a major attraction at the Big Boys Toys exhibition from November 14-16.

MG Rover Group's world renowned design director, Peter Stevens, whose previous design accomplishments have included the McLaren F1, and design work with Lamborghini, TWR and Lotus, is responsible for the design and styling of the two-seater super car.

Commenting on the project, Stevens said: “I’ve been working with a small team of experts and enthusiasts to ensure we produce an MG car that will deliver the ultimate in driving exhilaration. The MG XPower SV is a car with appeal to passionate sports car drivers who will relish its extraordinary racetrack performance characteristics.

The exterior of the car owes much to the demands of aerodynamics and airflow management required for competition cars. These elements give the car a highly aggressive and overtly sporting stance clearly stating its potential for high performance.

So extreme is the performance that all models will be marketed under the MG Sport & Racing XPower brand. As part of the project’s weight reduction objectives, following the evolution and development of the original X80 Concept, all body panels are made from lightweight carbon fibre. The flat underfloor and

inbuilt front and rear diffusers manage the aerodynamic airflow for high-speed stability.

Targeted at the premier driving enthusiast, the new MG XPower SV will become the icon of the MG brand with opportunity for both road and track exploitation.

“MG is all about having fun, extending the boundaries of excitement and generating visual entertainment for a wider audience. The MG XPower SV delivers this objective in a forceful manner, demonstrating the immense potential for MG”, says designer Peter Stevens.

General Manager for MG Rover New Zealand, Andrew Bayliss said “It is testament to the importance the factory places on our market that we are able to secure an MG XPower SV for display purposes in New Zealand”.

Bayliss said “The MG XPower SV is available to special order only and we already have two cars on order. As yet pricing and specification for our market hasn’t been finalised, however the range starts with a 326bhp 4.6-litre all aluminium quad-cam V8 engine, but customers can also specify the engine from the record breaking 360 km/h Bonneville Salt Flats MGZT-T, rated at 765bhp and beyond if required”.

The MG XPower SV is a part of a unique range of products, which will ultimately be available with some of the most extreme levels of road performance ever offered.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Stats NZ: Consents For New Homes At All-Time High

A record 41,028 new homes have been consented in the year ended March 2021, Stats NZ said today. The previous record for the annual number of new homes consented was 40,025 in the year ended February 1974. “Within 10 years the number of new homes ... More>>

Stats NZ: Unemployment Declines As Underutilisation Rises

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.7 percent in the March 2021 quarter, continuing to fall from its recent peak of 5.2 percent in the September 2020 quarter but remaining high compared with recent years, Stats NZ said today. ... More>>


Digitl: The Story Behind Vodafone’s FibreX Court Ruling

Vodafone’s FibreX service was in the news this week. What is the story behind the Fair Trading Act court case? More>>

Reserve Bank: Concerned About New Zealand's Rising House Prices

New Zealand house prices have risen significantly in the past 12 months. This has raised concerns at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Putea Matua about the risk this poses to financial stability. Central banks responded swiftly to the global ... More>>

Westpac: Announces Strong Financial Result

Westpac New Zealand (Westpac NZ) [i] says a strong half-year financial result has been driven by better than expected economic conditions. Chief Executive David McLean said while the global COVID-19 pandemic was far from over, the financial effect on ... More>>

MYOB: SME Confidence In Economic Performance Still Cautious

New insights from the annual MYOB Business Monitor have shown the SME sector is still cautious about the potential for further economic recovery, with two-in-five (41%) expecting the New Zealand economy to decline this year. The latest research ... More>>