1957 MG EX181 speed record car at Engineering Solutions LIVE
This is the last MG record breaking car built by the engineers at Abingdon, and was of course designed purely for straight-line speed. It is unique in that it places the driver ahead of the engine with his feet in front of the wheels. The supercharged MGA twin-cam engine is mid-mounted and drives through a Riley RM-series gearbox to a chassis mounted differential. The chassis itself is tubular, with MGA front and de Dion rear suspension, featuring quarter-elliptic leaf springs.
The British Motor Museum houses almost 300 landmark vehicles mapping the UK’s often intriguing automotive history: it contains an eclectic mixture of the famous, the oddball, the world-beaters and the no-hopers……..something for everyone! Your visitor badge to the Engineering Solutions Live event is also your free pass to see this fantastic collection with, so pre-register now.