Sunday, September 24, 2023

This classic MGB GT with Jaguar V6 engine reaches 96 km/h in 4.2 seconds

This modified car was the winner of the UK Hot Wheels Legends Tour. Next November 2 he will compete to take another step towards the world title. The winner, Michael Wallhead, used Jaguar’s 3.0-liter AJ-V6 engine, which allowed him to reach a top speed of 238 km/h. In addition, it has the characteristic that recycled parts are used for its construction.

A modified MGB GT with engine Jaguar AJ-V6 he won Hot Wheels Legends tour from the United Kingdom. If for perfectly understandable reasons the phrase makes no sense to you, think of it this way: old car, big engine, lots of speed, guaranteed win.

she Hot Wheels Legends tour is an annual competition organized by toy manufacturers Mattel where the best custom cars in the world compete and They get the opportunity to recreate their models as 1:64 scale die-cast toys.

Michael Wallhead’s stunning MGB won the UK round of the competition and is now competing against other equally impressive projects from around the world. And he does it with great energy: the kind that comes from the old school.

The classic 3.0-liter AJ-V6 unit allows the fan favorite to take 96 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. At full speed, it reaches 238 km/h.

It’s not the first time an MGB has had a monstrous unit tucked under its nose (there were straight-six and V8 versions from the factory), but Wallhead’s car was the first to use of recycled parts in its construction.

Things like a Range Rover propshaft, an axle from a Confident Scimitar, throttle body Triumph motorcycles Nissan Silvia S14 brakes, old license plate for the glove box and even denim fabric for the seats.

The winner of the British competition is very satisfied with the difficulty involved in being the best. “I am very honored to have been chosen as the UK winner, amongst a stellar line-up where no two cars are the same.”

“In all my builds, I’m always looking for ways to reuse parts,” said Wallhead, who added that he was looking for something from the parts that make up this car. ““Everything has a second or third life and I try not to throw away reusable items,” he added.

MGB is going to the semi-final (which will be held next November 2) and, if successful, to the world finals in November in a bid to add to another outstanding record he holds. Earlier this year, he won a Guinness World Record for wheelie bin faster, with a speed of 88.344 km/h.

As part of the award, Wallhead received a set of Falken tires and Castrol lubricants. The 10 finalists also received a batch of lubricants.

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