The MG miget is one of the most popular and revered sports cars to have been made in britain. In the 1920’s, the M-Type Midget was developed from the baby Morris Minor. The result was a basic, cheap, fun two-seater, with sporting pretensions. but by the time this model was laid to rest in 1955, the design was out of date with the rest of the compaition , since sports cars were becoming bigger, more sophisticated, and more powerful. It seemed unlikely that we would ever see a Midget again. but in the late 1950’s, another basic, cheap, fun two-seater was developed from a “baby” car. The new two-seater car was the Austin-Healey Sprite, which appeared in 1959. In 1961, the bodywork of the Sprite came in for a major restyling.and it was in this form, the car was known as the Austin-Healey Sprite Mark II, it was than rebadged to become known as the MG Midget. over the following years the MG miget had 4 different models with each model making slight improvements than the previous one. the production of the midget ended in 1979. 18 years after the first one. The Midget had grown old gracefully from its Mk I original through to the Mk IV , but it needed replacement at that juncture and the resources had not been made available to develop a successor. Many mourned its passing because it was small, inexpensive, fast, and above all, it was a fun car. Through their enthusiasm the MG legend will live on.
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The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined grand touring car. The Super Sport version is the fastest road-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431 km/h. It was Designed and developed by Volkswagen Group. and was assembled at Château Saint Jean in Molsheim in france. This car is a record breaker an a beast. it is powered by a w 16 engine. that is two yes two V8 engines thrown together to create an almighty amount of power. 1001 break horse power to be correct. It will do 0–100 km/h (0–62.1 mph) in 2.46 seconds. Now in all fairness even by super car strands that’s quick, i couldn’t sit down in 2.46 seconds. this car is in fact one thing and one thing only.
It was an experiment to see if such a car could be made and it was without a doubt proven that it could. The engineering team came up against so many problems when building this car such was the power of the engine the it would sheer the treads on the drive shaft. so they came up with a new alloy to use which could withstand the forces. but once that was solved then no tyre was able to be used as it would just burn itself up. but all of these problems were overcome. only 300 cars were made at a cost of 5 million and sold for £850,000. that’s a loss of 4.15 million just to see if it could be done and it was.