Is this electric MG the PERFECT car for James May?

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James May has been outspoken about how he wants to move on from classic car motoring, instead vouching for electric or hydrogen modes of transport. Mike Fernie has decided to provide a happy medium, to see if he can convince May to at least have some classic motoring in his life. Enter the RBW EV Roadster!
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Z Punter
Z Punter 11 ժամ առաջ
A electric MG hate it the whole point of these cars is the noise the engine makes the exhaust, etc. HATE IT they removed it's soul.
Melchor Vincent Agot
Melchor Vincent Agot 13 ժամ առաջ
7:21 That's a Nissan Figaro!
Chadimous Օր առաջ
My dad used to point out all of the places around Dallas, where his MGB broke down, or lost essential parts. Going to Six Flags Arlington? “Lost the driveshaft on the freeway off ramp.” Going to college in Denton? “That’s where I was driving on the freeway and my last visor clip snapped and the whole roof blew off!” Going past Addison airport? “That’s where the wiring short circuited, and started a fire under the dashboard while I was driving. The Addison tower thought a small plan had crashed because I was near the north edge of the runway.” It was amazing how unreliable that thing was!!!
Cheryl Cold
Cheryl Cold Օր առաջ
Electric is all fine and dandy in a perfect world. We don't live in a perfect world unless we are incredibly well off and our circumstances align with the product. Still, lovely looking car and looks very well built.
emotioneering 2 օր առաջ
Do you remember Mr May, foretelling the early demise of electric cars with your colleagues on Top Gear? Oh the irony
Contsruction Worker
Contsruction Worker 2 օր առաջ
Dacia Sandero
Gabi Bondre
Gabi Bondre 3 օր առաջ
Vând golf 4
EtonieE 3 օր առաջ
£90 grand!!! £NINETY feckin grand 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆
Greg Hilton
Greg Hilton 4 օր առաջ
Yeah, but what did the bus driver say? And, why was that bit removed with all the subtlety of a chainsaw massacre.
T Marsh-Connors
T Marsh-Connors 5 օր առաջ
Not gonna lie if I had that kind of money I'd buy it.
alliwantedwasapepsi 5 օր առաջ
90 grand and it rides like a porpoise. If May wants to be all modern, why does he dress like me Ma?
Boosted LSS
Boosted LSS 6 օր առաջ
Nononono, the only reason I would buy an MG would be for that exhaust note!
Steve Lovegrove
Steve Lovegrove 6 օր առաջ
What a improvement 😂 and only 90k starting price definitely for people than want to be noticed looks as dead as modern cars put a 4.6 V8 tuned lump in for a fraction of the price and keep the history going
Alex Walker
Alex Walker 6 օր առաջ
I would love to have a classic looking car with an electric interior with some modern bells and whistles.
Hamzah Fazluddin
Hamzah Fazluddin 6 օր առաջ
James goes into bunker: Can I have a bag of crisps?
R33FL1X 6 օր առաջ
or u can use the 90 grand and give it a k swap?
denzel270 6 օր առաջ
According to Cambridge University Emeritus Professor of Technology Michael Kelly, replacing all the United Kingdom’s vehicles with next-generation EVs would require more than half the world’s annual production of copper; twice its annual cobalt; three quarters of its yearly lithium carbonate output; and nearly its entire annual production of neodymium. The Rare Metals War: the dark side of clean energy and digital technologies’ by Guillaume Pitron It may interest you to read 'The Rare Metals War: the dark side of clean energy and digital technologies’ by Guillaume Pitron before Jaguar go down the very expensive and potentially more environmentally damaging route of all electric cars. In essence, the very rare metals these cars need are mined in third world countries with appalling conditions for their work force. They require significant quantities of rock to be extracted to get the minute quantities of metal that will e extracted per tonne. They are very polluting to extract and then there is the loss of land scape, food production land and habitat . Then there is the re-cycling at the end of the life, or the lack there of. Scientists say we will be lucky if we can re-cycle just 10% of the rare metals used in these battery powered vehicles. This is a huge folly and part of an accepted narrative that needs to be challenged.
Steve Hazelton
Steve Hazelton 7 օր առաջ
Jonki Pastramki
Jonki Pastramki 7 օր առաջ
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Sam Sambrook
Sam Sambrook 8 օր առաջ
Sorry, but it has no soul...
Bobby Galvez
Bobby Galvez 8 օր առաջ
He's right about windows down He's very wrong when he says the sound of the MGB engine was annoying - no, it was musical. Four cylinder musical. He's just a 12 cylinder snob. ;-)
Qasim Mir
Qasim Mir 9 օր առաջ
Hate electric classics. In fact, I hate electric cars altogether. Why am I even here? Bye!👋🏼
doyle201206 9 օր առաջ
You could buy a new tesla and a properly sorted real MGB for that money.
Mandalorian Jedi
Mandalorian Jedi 9 օր առաջ
Does James live in a cycle repair shop? 90 grand?!!!! It would be expensive at half the price.
James Krell
James Krell 9 օր առաջ
I just can't bring myself to drive an upholstered milk float, whatever the price.
Joshua Graham
Joshua Graham 9 օր առաջ
Wouldn't the battery last longer if it didn't have two tv screens to power at full brightness ?
wafflesnfalafel1 9 օր առաջ
disappointed it's not a bit quicker - I'd want to dust 911s with it. But it's still beautiful.
o0julek0o 9 օր առաջ
90 grand for 9 seconds to 60... pathetic
Giedrius Malikėnas
Giedrius Malikėnas 10 օր առաջ
frankgile1996 10 օր առաջ
Can we call it the MG-E? (Instead of MGB?)
Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker 10 օր առաջ
Paul Nutter
Paul Nutter 10 օր առաջ
£90,000 yeah right
John Kirke
John Kirke 11 օր առաջ
Love it....
logmeindog 11 օր առաջ
I can understand why May doesn't like to drive classic cars. European classic cars are wretched things. They look very nice but once you have to live in them, you have hate buried down deep. The love+hate makes it worse. When I drive my 67 mustang, there is no hate, at all. Never broke down, all original and not a thing needs mending.
OsamaIs MyMama
OsamaIs MyMama 11 օր առաջ
90k for a bad electric car with a body based on a mediocre car that’s extremely common? They expect to sell this thing?
SPANKFLIX 12 օր առաջ
Jaguar 'moved on' from the E-Type but the F-Type is nowhere near as attractive.
Eleven : Eleven
Eleven : Eleven 13 օր առաջ
I once drive a Daytona, back in 1980, and it was a tractor. Awful. Funny that May says classic cars show an inability to move on.....he should look in the mirror. He dresses like Wurzel Gummage.
tyler zesiger
tyler zesiger 13 օր առաջ
When can we expect the premier of James and Jeremys; the speed of birds?
Al 14 օր առաջ
I think it's cool to have something like that.
Anna Ferrara
Anna Ferrara 15 օր առաջ
ev andersen
ev andersen 15 օր առաջ
I say Noooo
ev andersen
ev andersen 15 օր առաջ
James says you Must buy electric
On Jog
On Jog 17 օր առաջ
James is used to electric vibration
Carmen Lottner
Carmen Lottner 18 օր առաջ
Not Rothmans,Piccadilly.
LednacekZ 18 օր առաջ
It's electric. nothing really to break down. Ehm, the statistics of reliability for tesla cars would beg the differ.
Richie 18 օր առաջ
more or less maintainence?
Rex Rampage
Rex Rampage 19 օր առաջ
I agree with James. Restoring and maintaining old classics require a lot of money, time and patience, especially finding rare parts. Unless you're Richard Branson or Jay Leno with a team of mechanics and fully equipt garage, it makes sense to buy an electric powered replica. I'm waiting for the Ford Capri electric version.
Emanuel Muresan
Emanuel Muresan 19 օր առաջ
The silent epic drive is better than movies
Taffy7hfa 19 օր առաջ
Got nothing against electric cars per se but 90K! thanks but no thanks.I will jog on
Hero007ization 20 օր առաջ
90 G for a car with huge battery thrown in the hood....Nope.....That's not how to do it. I would pay 30 G for this.
Ł D 20 օր առաջ
This channel is like donut media but on low budget
K Mac P
K Mac P 20 օր առաջ
why did anybody in the UK ever decide to have an open-top car
David Hobbs
David Hobbs 21 օր առաջ
No sound, no passion just sterile and boring!
Jack Corman
Jack Corman 21 օր առաջ
I think it's great can't stand the lcd dashboard display though, makes the whole interior look like a steampunk vape mod.
Cameron Richardson
Cameron Richardson Օր առաջ
I think it’d be much nicer if the government wasn’t forcing us to make the cars we don’t want to scrap electric... I’ve got a lotus cortina and no way am I taking the soul from the car and making it electric the lotus twin cam is the car it’s the heart of a classic car for enthusiasts for normal people it’s the looks I say normal because most of us classic car owners are absolutely mental 🤣🤣 just do silly stuff
Victor Popov
Victor Popov 8 օր առաջ
would look so much better if it was still analog
Sebastian Sellers
Sebastian Sellers 21 օր առաջ
That cut when the bus driver started to talk to him.
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi 21 օր առաջ
How to destroy a car. Make it electric
Michael Davis
Michael Davis 21 օր առաջ
You should check out the electric Fiat spider, it’s pretty cool.
Chappo 22 օր առաջ
What most people like about classic cars is the way they look, yes, and the way they sound - and potentially the lack of electronic interference. I can understand modernising to improve day to day aspects, and I'm not too concerned about the don't drive it investment market. But, whilst there may be Mayists who want a classic look with information age DNA its a mistake to assume some people don't enjoy a time when you needed to do more than push a button. Few modern cars look great and I suspect most won't age that well. I'd prefer the same car with a better sorted version of the driveline it had originally, if I was going to do that sort of thing.
Ellie 22 օր առաջ
Loose the lad in the cap James is well capable of carrying this video on his own read more 👉 #clickreadmore
JensenDKMG 22 օր առաջ
I'd love to be involved in projects like this. Get these old beautiful cars like old chevy bel air and make it an electric monster that will blow the doors off anything and look incredible doing it.
Stephen Turvey
Stephen Turvey 22 օր առաջ
Or gor to e-type fab just south of Newcastle. They take old e-types and restore them to modern spec, with new parts they manufacture them selves.
Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne 22 օր առաջ
A travesty!! It's like a perfectly beautiful girl filling her face with Botox and paying £90k to look an awkward mess. Mr May you are wrong.
Hulda Lucien
Hulda Lucien 22 օր առաջ
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4R 23 օր առաջ
No replacement for displacement, sorry.
steve prentice
steve prentice 23 օր առաջ
Electric 180 miles range vs diesel 800 mile range. Electric is a long way off.
John Olive
John Olive 23 օր առաջ
90 grand. Nuts.
Insane-Randomness 23 օր առաջ
For an old MG, yes. But an e-type? No, not in a million years. An e-type deserves to have a straight six. Besides, you can modernize old gas cars too to make them run brilliantly too. They don't HAVE to be electric to be usable.
Rasputin Varez
Rasputin Varez 23 օր առաջ
Going from a CB400SF to an Xmax 300 was so much nicer and more relaxing... quietness in motoring is NICE
Noor Fahad
Noor Fahad 24 օր առաջ
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ComandanteJ 24 օր առաջ
Cool. Not 90K cool, though.
Bradley Knox
Bradley Knox 24 օր առաջ
My Amazon bought in 1964 been in the family for 57 years never broken down ones
Ryan 24 օր առաջ
kinda defeats the purpose of an MG
boyo 24 օր առաջ
90k for a squeaky door? I've got 8 for sale.
Tokiomi Tohsaka
Tokiomi Tohsaka 24 օր առաջ
I love the looks of classic cars, but I will not drive them because of their abysmal safety compared to modern cars.
C Bromley
C Bromley 24 օր առաջ
Electric's the way to go. The MGB is a beautiful car. SR+ is a lot cheaper however.
OP_ Snooze
OP_ Snooze 24 օր առաջ
TL:DW. No. No it isn't.
Adam Isailovic
Adam Isailovic 24 օր առաջ
90k's and bonnet isn't even with the rest...Mkay.
TheOriginalItchyman 24 օր առաջ
I was hoping it would have the tesla motor and battery, and james was on the eco mode. Then he brought it back to the shop, and they turned on insane mode for him "I got that fizzy feeling from an MGB" lol
MetalMorris 25 օր առաջ
I like the other MG in the garage even more than the MG B. It's the Moto Guzzi V11 Sport. :)
inSAYn 25 օր առաջ
90k for that? No thanks
Watchitwithandrew 25 օր առաջ
Why can’t he say “because”
sailingmaster 25 օր առաջ
oh that is lovely
Andi McGaw
Andi McGaw 25 օր առաջ
James May telling the truth about engine 'noise'
Pr00ch 25 օր առաջ
Imagine your car broke down and james may in an electric MG drives by, roasting you on camera
Madd Peanut
Madd Peanut 25 օր առաջ
Nothing to go wrong with an electric car made in the UK. ROFLMAO. Let's hope Lucas isn't involved.
Super_Slav 25 օր առաջ
What's the point , you get an old car for its simplicity and quirks, might as well just get a nissan leaf if you want a boring car like this.
Danny Falcon
Danny Falcon 25 օր առաջ
Where do I order one?
BL4CKF0X 26 օր առաջ
No sound, no soul.
bavondale 26 օր առաջ
0-60 in 9 seconds and just a 160 mile range? where did the 90K go?
Jacques Mertens
Jacques Mertens 26 օր առաջ
Aimed at babyboomers with way too much money. A trip down memory lane to fix their end-of-life-crisis.
Kevakazii 26 օր առաջ
I love electric, the lack of noise is blissful. Moreso when I have a motorway behind my house.
Merman 26 օր առաջ
It's nice looking, but not 90k nice. I am biased though since It's not a stick.
Patrick D
Patrick D 26 օր առաջ
I hate this guy in the hat with a burning passion and i"m 30 seconds in. if it wasn't for james id've stopped watching.
SWO_Woodsman_945 26 օր առաջ
Electric cars are void of character. Plain and simple. It would be a travesty if all the sensation of driving an old car was removed from nearly all E-types and MGbs. It's like watching your favourite classic movie, Western, Disney, Starwars or Indiana Jones and suddenly in a scene, a banner came up saying. [WARNING THIS SCENE DEPICTS SEXISM AND BIGOTRY] It would forcefully ruin the movie. Like electrifying and old car.
Calum A
Calum A 26 օր առաջ
That is beautiful that! If you go to the Haynes motor museum, they have an MG B in Ferrari Red parked alongside other Ferraris, and you know what? It doesn't look out of place at all!
SMGJohn 26 օր առաջ
My biggest dream is to own a fully electric Alfa Romeo 159. Also stop uploading interlaced videos in 2021, its not 2001 anymore.
Rick Sanchez
Rick Sanchez 26 օր առաջ
It is basically modern car with retro chassis. Its brilliant!
Afonso Lamy
Afonso Lamy 26 օր առաջ
I love it
Derek GA
Derek GA 26 օր առաջ
Loose the lad in the cap James is well capable of carrying this video on his own
richierich 6 օր առաջ
Yes. I hate that guy... he ruins the video.
Seraglio Borneo
Seraglio Borneo 26 օր առաջ
Its the perfect car for the nouveau entitled 007= Jamey Bond! 1 Villains have to wait till the battery charges above 50% and Jamey can start the pursuit 2 Villains have to cooperate and not drive above 80 mph as this car's battery rapidly loses power above that speed 3 Villains have to stop and cooperate after 60 miles are covered as Jamey has to stop to recharge the battery 4 Villains have to cooperate when Jamey stops to fix her lipstick and check if her hair has escaped the headscarf! PS: Luckily we have 25 movies of James Bond where we can stay with the old, tried and tested?
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