MG TD

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Drive-it Day Special The 50 Greatest Drives - David simis­ter

There are plenty of MGs that ex­ude driv­ing plea­sure, but the TD is the one that best blends driver in­volve­ment with just the right amount of crea­ture com­forts.

Ev­ery out­ing is an ex­tended sem­i­nar in steer­ing feed­back – the lack of grip from the skinny tyres or any sort of elec­tronic in­ter­fer­ence means that it’s down to you alone how it dances.

It’s cold, ex­posed and not ter­ri­bly quick, but point its nose at a tight right-han­der on a B-road and you’ll be amazed how re­ward­ing it is. It’s a truly won­der­ful British sports car. SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS en­gine 1250cc/ 4-cyl/OHV Power 54bhp@5200rpm torque 64lb ft@2600rpm top speed 78mph 0-60mPh 18.2sec Fuel con­sump­tion 23-28mpg trans­mis­sion RWD, four-speed man­ual

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