MG EXE181: Aerodynamic idea to problem for land velocity file


With its MG EXE181 the Chinese language-owned British model is wanting backwards because it expenses ahead right into a future full of electrical vehicles.

In a single day MG took to Chinese language social community Weibo to preview the EXE181 idea automobile it should unveil at this week’s 2024 Beijing motor present.

Just like the Fifties EX181 it’s named after, the EXE181 achieves nice velocity and eye-popping acceleration from its aerodynamic design.

Launched in 1957, the rain-drop formed EX181 had an astounding drag coefficient of simply 0.12.

Not solely is the 57 year-old automobile extra slippery than at present’s EXE181, its non secular successor, which has a coefficient of drag of 0.181, but additionally the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQXX idea (0.18).

The EX181 revealed in 1957 is powered by a supercharged 1.5-litre engine making 216kW (290hp). A number of years later the engine’s capability was elevated ever-so-slightly, and energy was boosted to 224kW (300hp).

Within the palms of Phil Hill, an American race automobile driver, the EX181 hit a prime velocity of 410.23km/h, making it the quickest ever factory-backed MG, a title it holds to this present day.

Particulars concerning the EXE181 are scarce for now. We don’t know, as an example, specifics concerning the drivetrain, whole energy output, vary, or its prime velocity.

MG does say the EXE181 is able to finishing the 0-100km/h sprint in 1.91 seconds, and that the automobile will “problem” for a land velocity file. It’s unclear when or the place this will likely be undertaken, and which file the corporate is aiming for.

From the photographs we will see the EXE181 is a tear-drop formed one-seater automobile with an extended tail. Hidden someplace beneath the physique work are two parachutes to assist gradual the automobile down.

Within the snug-fitting cabin is a squared-off steering wheel with a display and controls within the centre. The photographs supplied by MG point out the EXE181 has 4 electrical motors, one for every wheel.

Hopefully MG will launch extra particulars concerning the automobile when it’s revealed within the flesh later this week on the Beijing motor present.


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