The MG ZT-T is a hugely powerful and performance hungry estate that’s based on the Rover 75. Aggressive looks, a sporty setup and absolute self belief make it a very fun car to drive, but the spacious cabin makes it somewhat practical as well. It’s ideal for executives who want something stylish and fast that won’t look out of place in the company car park, but also need the versatility to transport the family at weekends.
Over 26,000 were produced between 2001 and 2005, which makes it rather exclusive in comparison to other cars of the same ilk. Aside from the heritage of the MG brand, the main reason to buy this car is because of the performance, and it’s not lacking in any department. The 260 version which features a 4.6 litre V8 engine can blast from 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds and carry on all the way to a top speed of 155 mph, although it’s electronically limited. In 2004, a slightly modified version became the fastest estate car ever made at that time.
Very bold and brash to behold, the MG is no wall flower. In fact it’s had to under go several face lifts to try and tone it down a bit. The Rover DNA is covered up by some body kits that scream exuberance, and really you can judge the ZT-T by its cover because it behaves exactly how you’d expect. A simply spectacular design awaits inside, and it really is the definition of affordable luxury- any more and it’d be in Rolls Royce or Bentley territory. Comfortable, incredibly well equipped and practical thanks to a 400 litre boot- this car has it all.
The driving experience of the ZT Estate can only be described as mind blowing. It’s epically fast and reaches high speeds with no effort what so ever. The engineers at MG deserve knighthoods for getting this out of a Rover. A balanced chassis, massive grip levels and a wondrous cornering ability for a larger car mean it’s as much fun as you could possibly imagine. The V8 is the best, but there’s all manner of V6 engines and even some diesels for the budget conscious.
Finding a second hand MG ZT-T on the pre owned car market is actually very simple, and Motors.co.uk is absolutely one of the best places to look. A monstrous amount of used cars for sale combined with price discounts of the highest order, and nothing but the finest quality, means driving away in something awesome for less is a reality.
So really, if you’re after an estate car that has serious sporting credentials and performance akin to a fighter jet, the MG ZT-T is definitely the one for you. Phenomenal designs, decent practicality and ability to make you grin like an idiot are all part and parcel of joining quite an exclusive club.