|The MGA With An Attitude
WORKS COMPETITION CARS - VT-104_EX181
EX181 - Supercharged Twin Cam factory land speed record car
EX-181 1957 - driven to land speed records at Bonneville.
23 Aug'57 - MG EX181- 1489cc producing c290 bhp @ 7000 rpm Supercharged MGA Twin cam engine. running on 86% methanol laced with nitrobenzene, acetone and sulphuric ether. - British Driver: Stirling Moss 245.64mph - 395.31 km/h - Experimental project 1100-1500cc
3 Oct'59 - MG EX181 - Increased to 1506cc producing over 300 bhp @ 7300 rpm Supercharged MGA Twin cam engine, running on 86% methanol laced with nitrobenzene, acetone and sulphuric ether. - American Driver: Phil Hill - 254.91 mph - 410.23 km/h - Experimental project 1500-2000cc - to this day still the fastest MG ever.
Twin Cam engine with HUGE supercharger producing over 300 brake horsepower
os - More Records For Stirling 1957. 226-mph (1-min 10-sec Video)
os - MG Does It Again 1957. 245-mph (14-min 1-sec Video)
os - Tailer Made/ Record Breaking Car 1958. (3-min 32-sec Video)
os - British Car's Great Feat! 1959. 254-mph (1-min 2-sec Video)
Roaring Raindrop - 40th anniversary -MG World, Oct-Nov'97 -(1.5-MB pdf)
EX181 on the salt in 1959
MG EX181 at the factory
The following page contains more close up photos of the spare engine for EX-181.