Blog: MG ZT’s biggest rival?

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


SPOTTED recently on a trip to the Opel factory at Russelheim in Germany, this Corvette-engined Omega is a running prototype for a car that was seriously considered for production around the turn of the millennium. Packing 400bhp, this rear wheel drive monster looked like the perfect rival for the supercharged MG ZT V8 I drove a couple of years ago…

Sadly my host said they’d mislaid the keys (so he said), so a drive wasn’t possible, but he went on to say that on road drives are impossible due to the car not being approved for the German highways. Sad really, because it looks entertaining, even if it’s now in captivity contained within the factory grounds. I’m hoping a drive of said motor isn’t out of the question in the future – there’s something very wicked about standard looking saloons packing oversized V8 engines.

Now… how much are ZT V8s these days?

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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