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Friday, July 24, 2020

MG EX-E combines the concept of a racing car and fighter jet

Again we talk about the concept car of the 1980s by discussing a concept car called the MG EX-E Concept made by a British sports car manufacturer, M.G. Car Company Limited. This concept car first appeared in public at the 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show, which at the time could be said that the MG EX-E concept car had shocked the world's automotive circles, due to its design which was so attractive and very unexpected.
1985 MG EX-E Concept is a coupe-style sports car with low ground clearance, but it remains proportionate to the well-executed curvature bodied. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2OI3eYM)
At the time of this EX-E debut, the British company usually only offered the 'M' type cars, namely saloon and hatchback sports cars, so it was a pleasant surprise and the car concept described that the British company was still interested in the idea of ​​designing and producing the pure two-seater sports cars.
1985 MG EX-E Concept is designed to use a 3.0-liter V6 engine alloy developed previously for the Metro 6R4 rally cars. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2OI3eYM)
The design of the front and windshield of the MG EX-E Concept at first glance looks similar to the Honda HP-X Concept that was designed by Pininfarina and launched in the previous year. The work on the project had begun at the BL Canley design studio earlier that year, and the design was done by Gordon Sked, director of external design, under the direction of Roy Ax.

The MG EX-E Concept is a coupe-style sports car with low ground clearance, but it remains proportionate to the well-executed curvature bodied. In addition, the car also has a cockpit 'dome' that seems inspired by the combination of Group C racing cars and fighter jet canopies.
1985 MG EX-E Concept's interior complements the 'dramatic' exterior is what the company describes as a ‘reflex information monitor’. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2OI3eYM)
Significantly, the body is completely devoid of spoilers, which paves the way for a new generation of cars that display neater and more aerodynamic body lines than their predecessors. The structure is also similar to the one used for the 1982 BL Technology Project ECV (Energy Conservation Vehicle) pilot project, featuring an aluminum frame with external plastic panels attached. Even the drag coefficient of MG EX-E itself is measured to reach 0.24.
1985 MG EX-E Concept's instrument panels featured a head-up display that displays important information such as engine speed under hard acceleration and cruising speed of the vehicle. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2OI3eYM)
On the side of the runway kitchen, the EX-E was designed to receive a 3.0-liter V6 engine alloy developed for the Metro 6R4 rally car, which was announced at the beginning of the same year. The car is also equipped with a four-wheel-drive system, wrapped in 245J17 7J tires. MG EX-E is claimed to be able to reach a top speed of 171 mph or 275 kph.
1985 MG EX-E Concept's body is completely devoid of spoilers, which paves the way for a new generation of cars that display neater and more aerodynamic body lines than their predecessors. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2OI3eYM)
Meanwhile, the car's interior complements the 'dramatic' exterior. Above the red LED display is what the company describes as a ‘reflex information monitor’, which is a head-up display that displays important information such as engine speed under hard acceleration and cruising speed of the vehicle. In addition, there are also futuristic-style phones, CD players, and sophisticated navigation systems. The microphone is mounted on the headrest with sound delivered through stereo speakers.
The concept received a good reception while on display in Frankfurt, therefore the EX-E Concept was able to keep the MG name shining in the world's automotive circles, until the company was completely reborn in 1995 with their latest model, MGF. In retrospect, this EX-E is arguably representing the starting point for the MGF project, both in design and mechanics. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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