The MG MGB is a 2-door sports car produced between 1962 and 1980 by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and later by the Austin-Morris division. It was sold as a soft-top 2+2 coupe with rear-wheel drive and engine located in the front. Most cars were powered by a 1.8-liter I4 engine with 95 hp (71 KW), which was mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. A total of 514 852 examples were produced.

The MG MGB GT V8 was produced in between 1973 and 1976. The car was powered by a 3.5-litre aluminium V8 engine with 137 hp (120 kW). Thanks to its aluminium block and heads, the engine weighed 20 kilograms less than the I4 used in other models. It could accelerate from 0 to 97 km/h in 7.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 km/h.