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Friday, 25 February 2011

Classic Style (Cars) - MGB GT

The fixed-roof MGB GT was introduced in October 1965. Production continued through 1980, though export to the US ceased in 1974. The MGB GT sported a ground-breaking greenhouse designed by Pininfarina and launching the sporty "hatchback" style. By combining the sloping rear window with the rear deck lid, The B GT offered the utility of a station wagon while retaining the style and shape of a coupe. This new configuration was a 2+2 design with a right-angled rear bench seat and far more luggage space than in the roadster. Relatively few components differed, although the MGB GT did receive different suspension springs and anti-roll bars and a different windscreen which was more easily and inexpensively serviceable. Early prototypes such as the MGB Berlinette produced by the Belgian coach builder Jacques Coune utilized a raised windscreen in order to accommodate the fastback.

Acceleration of the GT was slightly slower than that of the roadster due to its increased weight. Top speed improved by 5 mph (8 km/h) to 105 mph (170 km/h) due to better aerodynamics.

Production 1965–1980
125,282 made
Body style(s) 2-door coupé
Engine(s) 1798 cc B-Series I4
Wheelbase 2,312 mm (91.0 in)[2]
Length 153 inches (3886 mm)
158 inches (4019 mm) rubber bumper version[3]
Width 60 inches (1524 mm)[3]
Height 50 inches (1238 mm)
51 inches (1295 mm) rubber bumper version[3]

1 comment:

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