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The EX181 was a mid-engined machine built purely for speed. The pint-sized engine featured double twin cams and a supercharger, allowing it to reach 290bhp at 7,300rpm.
MG saw the marketing potential of being able to claim that it was the manufacturer of one of the most fastest cars in the world at the time. Today, the EX181 sits at the Motor Heritage Centre museum in the English Midlands.