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MGF '97
MGF '97
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer MG
Drivetrain MR
Engine Rover K-series 1800
Max Power 139 BHP
Performance Points 371 PP
Max Torque 17.80 kgf.m
Length 153.9 inches
Width 64.1 inches
Height 50.0 inches
Weight 1,070 kilograms (2,400 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 7.7 kg (17 lb) per horsepower

The MGF '97 is a Road car produced by MG. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6.

Colors

There are ten colors available for this vehicle:

  • Volcano
  • Tahiti Blue
  • Charcoal
  • Amaranth
  • Nightfire Red
  • Frame Red
  • Platinum Silver
  • White Diamond
  • British Racing Green
  • Yellow[1]

In-game description

"A lightweight midship born in the UK, the home of sportscars."


The midship sports car introduced by MG of the UK in 1995[2] was the MGF. While keeping costs low by utilizing components from the Rover 100, an FF compact car, it was decked out in various original mechanisms, such as the hydragas suspension that omits the use of metal springs, and a variable valve timing system.

At 153.9 inches long, 64.1 inches wide, and 50.0 inches tall, its size is compact and recreates the image of lightweight sportscars that MG established in their golden years. The engine mounted behind the cockpit is a 1796CC DOHC inline 4 cylinder.

In addition to the normal valve drive system, there is a version that utilizes VVC (variable valve control),[3] and the standard model produced 118 HP while the VVC model produced 143 HP. The gearbox was offered in only a 5 speed MT. Because the vehicle weight was extremely light at roughly 1 ton, the MGF was able to achieve a maximum speed of 121 mph in the standard version, and 130 mph in the VVC spec.

Though the MGF was well received, MG Rover[4] was being swallowed by the waves of reorganization happening all over the world in the automobile industry at this time. Affected by this, the MGF stopped production temporarily, and had to wait for a restart. They were eventually able to get a fresh start thanks to an investment group in the UK, and the MGF made new history from 2002 as the MG-TF.

The MG-TF shares its main components with the MGF, but the exterior and engine had been refined. The front fascia[5] was given the 4 bar grille characteristic of the MG, and the engine was also upgraded to produce 134 HP in the standard model and 158 HP in the VVC version. The rear suspension was also changed to the newest multilink suspension.

From 2005, MG Rover[4] came under control of the Nanjing Automobile Group in China, but the production of the MG-TF continued in the Longbridge plant in the UK.


Acquisition

GT4

This car can be bought at the Late 90's Used Car Dealership for approximately 21,000 Credits. Prices may vary depending on the mileage. A special yellow variant is also available by winning the MG Festival.

GT5

As a Standard car, the MGF '97 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 31,576 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.

GT6

This car can be purchased for 40,810 Credits. It is a simplified car.

Gallery

Notes

  1. This color can be obtained by winning the MG Festival
  2. An unnecessary comma is placed after "1995" in the game
  3. Miswritten in the game as "timing" albeit technically true
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rover is not capitalized in the game
  5. Miswritten in the game as "facia"
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