The V8 Version was introduced at the instigation for more powerful and faster MGBGT. The V8 was truly satisfying car, fulfilling its promise. The 3.5 litre engine gave 137 hp and increased the top speed to 125 MPH. The visible differences between the 4 cylinder and the V8 models are the radiators. the V8 flashes and the special wheel hubs. Only 2250 models were built.