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MG K Magnette (1933 - 1934)


 

Probably the most serious contender in international racing to come out of Great Britain prior to the war was the famous Magnette range K3. Here shown in its initial slab-tank style, Ks were built in a large variety of forms including single-seat, 2-seater, and 4-seater open versions as well as closed saloons. Last of the pre-war OHC's, 1087cc, enabled 1100 cc class racing, 86 made, later 1933 cars went to 1271cc and more power. The K3 Supercharged 1087cc swb version, of which 33 made were immortalised for their raid on the Mille Miglia, 1st and 2nd in class in 1933.

 
 

The famous racing K3 Supercharged 1087cc swb version, 33 made and were immortalised for their raid on the Mille Miglia, 1st and 2nd in class in 1933.

Wheelbase 2388 mm 94 in  
Track front 1219 mm 48 in  
rear 1219 mm 48 in  
Length 3658 mm 144 in  
Width 1500 mm 59.1 in  
Kerb weight 914 kg 2015 lb  
Type S-6
SOHC
12 valves total
2 valves per cylinder
Bore stroke 57.00mm 71.00mm
2.24 in 2.8 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 0.8
Displacement 1087 cc
(66.333 cu in)
Unitary capacity 181.17 cc/cylinder
Compression ratio 6.10:1
Fuel system 1 SU carb
Aspiration S/Charged
Max. output 121.7 PS (120.0 bhp) (89.5 kW)
@6500 rpm
Coolant Water
Specific output 110.4 bhp/litre
1.81 bhp/cu in
Power-to-weight 131.29 bhp/ton
chassis
Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 4.30