MG ZR "Tiptronic"
The MG ZR - a car that should have never been - a great hot hatch that handles well
Is the ZR the last bespoke build MG production car?
MG's engineers excelled themselves; they turned the modest Rover 25 into the "Ruffian" MG ZR - they worked magic.
Apart from the assertive spoilers and big alloy wheels, the "25" was lowered by 20mm and fitted with stiffer springs and meatier dampers. With quicker and more accurate steering - one can pilot this hot-hatch more effectively. The bigger brakes and tyres means you stop on the road - not the verge.
MG have produced a great little car
The MG ZR: one of the last of the bespoke built MG's. A great little hot hatch that handles well.
Our 115bhp 1.8-litre MG ZR 120 is a true Hot Hatch. It is fitted with the racing style "tiptronic" direct variable drive gearbox. Clutchless gear changing whilst hanging onto the revs through winding roads is a breeze. It will outstrip our Porsche and wield its spoilers, bibs and skirts in an emphatic manner.