MG Abingdon Edition

Commissions Fulfilled 25/25

"…The Abingdon Edition MGB Roadster is one of the most enjoyable and desirable cars I’ve driven all year." Richard Meaden
Reviews of The MG Abingdon Edition

Whilst the MG Abingdon Edition commissions have been fulfilled, it is still possible to commission a vehicle to exact specifications under the Frontline Developments Bespoke Range. 

The MG Abingdon Edition

The concept was the easy part, the design a greater challenge and the implementation even more so, but welcome to the all-new MG Abingdon Edition. Conceived for the driver that appreciates quality and craftsmanship but wanting something more than just understated class, style and charm. The Abingdon Delivers literally earth shattering performance transporting you from 0 – 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. Combine this with the latest in suspension and braking design, add in the most detailed of finishing’s using the finest materials available in the world and you have a car that will not only make you smile every time you see it, but find every excuse available to get back behind the wheel.

Described by Richard Meaden of EVO Magazine as one of the most enjoyable and desirable cars I’ve driven all year’, you don’t have to take our word for it, this is a very special car indeed.

  • Performance Figures
  • Body/Chassis
  • Engine & Transmission
  • Internal Construction
  • Suspension & Brakes
  • Additional Features

Performance Figures

  • 0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds Manufacturers estimates
  • Top speed: 160 mph Manufacturers estimates
  • Power: 289bhp @ 6,800 rpm
  • Max torque: 241 lb foot / 326 Nm @ 5,200 rpm
  • Max rpm: 7600
  • Power to weight: 311 bhp / tonne


  • To create the MG Abingdon Edition, we start with an original iconic MGB and over the course of many weeks and months fully restore the body using all new panels that are hand built in Oxfordshire by British Motor Heritage to the identical specifications of the original and then apply our own exacting build standards. Every panel is examined, refinished and realigned until it’s perfect. All panel gaps are symmetrical, every blemish eradicated. The original may have been fine in the 20th century but we’ve evolved a little since then.

Engine & Transmission

  • 2018 Mazda 2.5 litre 4 cylinder aluminium engine
  • Forged crank, rods and pistons, solid lifters, variable cam timing
  • 50mm direct to head throttle bodies
  • Omex engine management
  • 2018 Mazda 6 speed aluminium manual transmission
  • 3.7:1 ratio, gear driven limited slip differential

Internal Construction

  • Fully lined with Dynamat sound deadening
  • Dynaliner heat insulation applied to all floors, doors, bulkheads & tunnel
  • Alcantara coverings to all crash rails, door capping’s and dash top with ‘French stitch’ seams
  • Wilton carpets throughout
  • Connolly leather fitted to seats, doors, tunnel and trim panels
  • Hand formed alloy seat shells on adjustable runners
  • Bespoke period Smiths instruments manufactured in the original style with fully digital internals with the face of the speedometer containing the build number of the car

Suspension & Brakes

  • Aluminium front suspension uprights with tubular wishbones and adjustable dampers
  • Model specific 6 link rear suspension system
  • Fully adjustable coil over telescopic dampers and springs
  • Billet alloy 4 piston front brake callipers with ventilated discs
  • Billet alloy 2 piston rear brake callipers with solid discs
  • Stainless steel braided Goodridge hoses

Additional Features

  • Crystal headlights
  • Remote central locking
  • Electric windows
  • Air conditioning (Optional)
  • Winter pack comprising heated seats and front windscreen (Optional)
  • Integrated premium ‘JL Audio’ stereo system with Radio, CD, USB and iPod connectivity
  • Period correct radio unit with blue tooth hands connectivity and hands free
  • Integrated satellite navigation (Optional)
  • Separate ignition and Bakelite ‘push’ starter button
  • Power steering
  • Limited slip differential
  • Wire wheels (Optional)
  • 3 ear spinners