When thinking of classic MG cars, we’d likely imagine dignified-looking roadsters with smooth, stylish lines. One particular example, however, gets a dose of modern edginess, so much so that it was named the “B-EAST” by its owner.
Based on a 1979 MGB GT, the B-EAST is a longtime project of one Michael Wallhead, a car enthusiast and engineer. He’s had the vehicle since 2012, and over the years, he had built it up to get a look that deserves its colorful name.
On the outside, it retains the familiar roadster roofline and most of the original front face of the 1970s-era GT. However, it has a wider slatted grille, a hood scoop, a huge side exhaust, chunky wheels, and a widebody look. Think of it as a simpler British equivalent to the Rampage Chevy Camaro from Roadster Shop.
Beyond the looks, the mechanical makeup of the car can also be described as bonkers. Under the hood, it uses a 3.0-liter AJV6 engine from a Jaguar. No output figures were given for his current setup, but the B-EAST can do 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 148 mph.
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