Triple Eight BTCC deal could equal hotter race and road MG models
On top of the 'dream team' entry to this year's British Touring Car Championship, Triple Eight Race Engineering, who are building and running the MG KX Momentum Racing team may also turn their hand to modifying MG road cars from the iconic brand.
Speaking to Autoblog at the launch of the new BTCC team, Ian Harrison, the chairman of Triple Eight Race Engineering said of the possibility of a Touring car-related MG6 road car: "That's in the plan at the moment; certainly the guys at the MG UK technical centre have briefly discussed that with us.
"We've obviously got a lot of experience with Vauxhall and General Motors doing that with VXR, you know we put about 4,500 cars through our place including initial prototypes.
"So I think there's plenty of scope for that. With the new MG3, Triple 8 want to do a Group N race version. This will be the perfect way for MG owners' clubs to get involved and go and race an MG, a new MG.
Who knows, we might end up with an MG3 Challenge Cup one make series. The MG3 is a fantastic looking car."
Either way, sporty new models and a race presence with the BTCC could be a way to drive showroom traffic to the MG brand which has seemed to be under a cloud since the MG Rover collapse in 2005.
The new MG3 looks similar to the Zero concept below: