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WORKS COMPETITION CARS - VT-104_EX181

EX181 - Supercharged Twin Cam factory land speed record car

MG EX181

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.

MG EX181 open MG EX181 frame
MG EX181 engine MG EX181 engine
Twin Cam engine with HUGE supercharger producing over 300 brake horsepower
MG EX181 engine MG EX181 engine
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)

MG EX181 on the salt MG EX181 on the salt
EX181 on the salt in 1959
MG EX181 at the factory
MG EX181 at the factory

The following page contains more close up photos of the spare engine for EX-181.

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