As part of the company’s 90th anniversary celebrations, MG has unveiled a new racing concept based on its MG3.

The MG3 Trophy Championship concept features a tuned engine – up from the standard road car’s 106PS and 136Nm to a blistering 204hp and 260Nm.

This welcome boost in power comes from a new turbocharger, re-profiled cam shafts, light-weight pistons, free-flowing cylinder head, re-engineered flywheel, baffled oil sump and in-house developed ECU programming.

Reigning in all that power is a limited slip differential, fully adjustable suspension and beefed-up anti-roll bars.

The body-shell has been lightened wherever possible but without compromising rigidity.

An adjustable front splitter, adjustable rear spoiler, MSA-approved roll-cage and five-point safety harnesses round-out the motorsport-focused changes.

The MG3 Trophy Championship concept has been developed by MG’s engineers based at Longbridge, where the road-going cars are assembled.