Classic MGB re-imagined
Image: courtesy of MG.co.uk
The MGB was originally introduced in 1962 and has gone on to become one of the most iconic British sports cars ever produced.
This year marks its 50th anniversary, which is why it is perhaps unsurprising that the MGB is being reinterpreted for a modern audience, with the announcement of the MG Icon concept car.
Of course, the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type last year did not result in a similar updating, but with the backing of a Chinese manufacturer and a slightly less beloved model to work with, it seems that MG has felt comfortable in taking a risk.
The MG Icon was designed by a British team and was created using the inspiration derived from the original MGB. It made its first appearance during the Beijing Motor Show this month and it will be on sale for the equivalent of around £16,000, once production starts in roughly two years time.
While the MG Icon may not make it to the UK as a full retail model, it is reported by the Daily Mail that it could end up becoming available in small numbers, after construction kits are sent over to the Longbridge plant located in Birmingham, to put everything together prior to sale.