The theme of Super Sports is a racing car for the road. The car has been
developed by the MG Motorsport team using experience gained on the MGF
Cup racing series and rally driver Tony Pond has honed the vehicles dynamics
at Rover Groups Gaydon test track.
The MGF Super Sports employs a more muscular look than the standard production
car, with larger wheels on wider tracks under prominent, flared wheelarches. The racing
theme is further emphasised with new bumpers fitted with functional mesh air intakes and a
new integral lighting arrangement.
The interior of the car is upgraded with Recaro sports seats, steering wheel, gearshift
and handbrake gaiters trimmed in grenadine leather. The car is further differentiated from
the standard model with drilled alloy pedals, alloy drivers heel mat and brushed
Powered by an exclusive supercharged version of the 1.8 K series engine, the MGF
Super Sports produces 200Ps, with a broad torque spread for optimised acceleration. The
car comes with a close ratio gearbox incorporating specially treated gears.
The suspension is an uprated derivative of the system used on MGF Trophy
competition cars and the ride height is lowered by 30mm. To complete the package, the
Hydrogas units are fitted with special valving. Brakes on the car are race
bred, with AP racing calipers coupled to 295mm diameter discs. The special wheels are
17" three piece aluminium alloy, seam welded KN with 225x45 Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres.
The MGF Super Sports is currently a prototype and has been produced to appraise a high
performance derivative of the MGF. The potential for a production version of this
car will be evaluated following public reaction.