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Re: [Mgs] 520bhp MG

To: MG List <>, Max Heim <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] 520bhp MG
From: "Martin C. Galan" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:59:22 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Max,

Your observation that "It seems to be a small private concern" is quite
accurate. A #2 million venture to be exact.

It seems that the MG mark has two personalities the "MG" bought by Chinese
owners Nanjing who are yet to produce the cars in volume and the "MG

The latter is owned by William Riley, scion of the Riley dynasty that produced
the Riley Nines, Lynx, Imp and Sprites. He put up MG Sports and Racing Europe

As the Chinese&nbsp; say ... "we are living in interesting times".

' 65 MGB

--- On Fri, 6/13/08, Max Heim &lt;; wrote:
From: Max Heim &lt;;
Subject: Re: [Mgs] 520bhp MG
To: "MG List" &lt;;
Date: Friday, June 13, 2008, 12:12 AM

You wouldn't see that kind of performance from an electric car weighing
3000+ lbs (before the battery pack). The only reason that the Tesla is
capable of that kind of performance is that it is based on practically the
lightest platform made, the Lotus Elise/Exige.

As far as MG "still kicking", I am a little confused how this project
related to the 'new' Chinese MG company, and how it has the right to
use the
name. It seems to be a small private concern.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

On 6/12/08 5:03 AM, Martin C. Galan at wrote:

&gt; With the price of fossil fuel irreverently getting higher .... I'd
like to see
&gt; the  electric version capable of 150mph and 0-60mph in five seconds.
&gt; Just happy MG is still kicking.
&gt; Martin
&gt; '65 MGB
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