VotW – Top Gear on the MGB Abingdon Edition at Silverstone

In this clip from Extra Gear in 2016, Rory Reid heads to MG Live at Silverstone to get the verdict on the MGB Abingdon Edition.

From the Frontline website:

The concept was the easy part, the design a greater challenge and the implementation even more so, but welcome to the all-new MG Abingdon Edition. Conceived for the driver that appreciates quality and craftsmanship but wanting something more than just understated class, style and charm. The Abingdon Delivers literally earth shattering performance transporting you from 0 – 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. Combine this with the latest in suspension and braking design, add in the most detailed of finishing’s using the finest materials available in the world and you have a car that will not only make you smile every time you see it, but find every excuse available to get back behind the wheel.

MG Abingdon Edition Performance Figures

  • 0-60 mph: 4.0 seconds Manufacturers estimates
  • Top speed: 160 mph Manufacturers estimates
  • Power: 289bhp @ 6,800 rpm
  • Max torque: 241 lb foot / 326 Nm @ 5,200 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Max rpm: 7600
  • Power to weight: 311 bhp / tonne

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Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.