Is this electric MG the PERFECT car for James May?

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    kesto: 08:19

    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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live life
live life

It's nicely made and clever but it's not for me. No exhaust note, no interest.

5 päivää sitten
Sayonara Desu
Sayonara Desu

I didn't knew James May had such a charisma on screen. In Top gear, for what I remember, he was pretty much just there. Maybe because Jeremy Clarkson sucker all the air form the room, demanding attention just for him(not that I complain too much about that). But the point is that James has a charming way to be a host, because of the soothing and funny way he delivers his remarks.

6 päivää sitten
fake name
fake name

Wow.. Electric.. The way of the future. Here's one in Canada.. Old school https://youtu.be/RiN5j8p-0ts

7 päivää sitten
Edward Chester
Edward Chester

Was vaguely digging it until the 160 mile range. Not enough.

9 päivää sitten
Andrew Wagner
Andrew Wagner

Engines aren’t musical, James? The Rolls Royce Merlin isn’t musical???

12 päivää sitten
Captpicard
Captpicard

8.19 of James May in an electrified MGB, still better than an entire series of new TG.

13 päivää sitten
Yianni Assimakis
Yianni Assimakis

90 000 and one screen portraying three things. Wòooooooőoooow. No gentleman.

16 päivää sitten
Valleyberg
Valleyberg

Electrifying classic cars is like making dressing grandma in Nike and making her listen to EDM

18 päivää sitten
Nicholas Eure
Nicholas Eure

$90k. That’s a no.

18 päivää sitten
underballbutter
underballbutter

James May is 100% correct about old cars though

18 päivää sitten
iCLICK OG
iCLICK OG

I actually am all for an old electric cars, I know a guy in the process of making an 1949 Packard deluxe into an electric car

18 päivää sitten
dinointhetube
dinointhetube

Turn on radio may sound more interesting

20 päivää sitten
dinointhetube
dinointhetube

Just get a milk float changa body ????

20 päivää sitten
dinointhetube
dinointhetube

No carb noise or overdrive. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

20 päivää sitten
Stuff Happens
Stuff Happens

I was interested until I learned how slow it is. Minimum specs need to be Range: 200mi. Top speed: 110mph. 0-60: 6.0 seconds. As it is now it’s not a value proposition. Unless all that matters to you is posing.

20 päivää sitten
Thomas Zinser
Thomas Zinser

Honestly, what I'd love to see would be something along those lines with an Austin-Healey Sprite Mk.1 body. Especially if it kept a similar dynamic to the original Sprite.

21 päivä sitten
Michel van Briemen
Michel van Briemen

I'd love to see more of these impromptu car reviews

21 päivä sitten
Joël Fortin
Joël Fortin

I like James May's way of seeing cars

21 päivä sitten
Fred Vandevelde
Fred Vandevelde

cool factor zero

22 päivää sitten
Fred Vandevelde
Fred Vandevelde

heap of junk wont be around in 20 years time, throw away society

22 päivää sitten
Doze
Doze

I really dont know why they keep pushing electric cars. They tried electric and they are worse on the environment...

24 päivää sitten
Rv4 Guy
Rv4 Guy

Wait, did he say turn on the “ignition”?

24 päivää sitten
Sirkildalot
Sirkildalot

I was seriously thinking that was an amazing possibility until you said 9s to 60 and a top speed of 80mph......😬

24 päivää sitten
Remco Lohnen
Remco Lohnen

It's obviously nose heavy!

27 päivää sitten
Andrew English
Andrew English

They should put hockey cards in the spokes so people can hear James coming. :)

Uukausi sitten
Tourer Jogia
Tourer Jogia

He wanted a beer after driving it. He liked an mgb

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Tourer Jogia
Tourer Jogia

What's up with your volume? Increase it!

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LFM love for motors
LFM love for motors

What's with James may all of a sudden becoming an ultra modern man. Thought he liked classic cars and vintage motorcycles. This new ultra modern man act doesn't suit him who's he trying to kid

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Leslie Traveler
Leslie Traveler

I LOVE this!

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Paul James
Paul James

Electric cars are not zero emissions !! They use electricity from power stations with massive emissions ! Plus the mettles used in battery manufacturing have to be mined by turning thousands of tons of earth over with diesel machines ! Many electric vehicles are worse than ordinary ones !!

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P Casper
P Casper

Very true and it costs hundreds to have a power point fitted at your home just to charge it with fossil fuel electric 🤔

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Sevintrix
Sevintrix

Eeeew you've gone too far

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Twila Weaver
Twila Weaver

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Metal Man
Metal Man

£90,000 for an 80mph car 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Barley Vale N Gauge Model Railway
Barley Vale N Gauge Model Railway

I feel sorry for that car

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Rennwolf Wolfgang Kriegl
Rennwolf Wolfgang Kriegl

To each his own, but for me personally this completely defeats the purpose. A huge part of the charm of old cars for me is the smell of these things. From the original interior with its lovely patina, to the engine and all the operating fluids. This modernised and electrified version has completely lost its charm to me. And the asking price is just ridiculous!

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Ringo Wunderlich
Ringo Wunderlich

90k sounds obscenely overprized. You could say this about super and hyper cars as well, but the makers of them had to put a lot of investment into research and tooling for proprietary parts. For this electric MGB (body is from an MGC actually, the 6 cyl version, bump in the bonnet) the makers did benefit from the research of others, using parts produced by others. Looking at the misplaced "Continental" logo and the crude motor/battery cover, there corners have been cut and it makes you wonder where else this was done. I would assume the production costs are 40k at a maximum. Hence 55 to 60K would be a more reasonable prize and still gives a nice profit.

Uukausi sitten
Cowasaki Electronics
Cowasaki Electronics

I really do like that..... £90K though :-(

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bls0219
bls0219

There's plenty of work still to do on those front shock absorbers it seems!

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Thom Jongen
Thom Jongen

And that's why I try to avoid all videos where May shares his actual opinions nowadays. He can still be funny like he used to be, but only when he's just bullshitting with the lads. I don't need to listen to the constant try-hard 'look at me, I'm so in tune with the times' rant against everything from the past

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Bruce Seaman
Bruce Seaman

Electric coal powered car

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Germain Gonzalez
Germain Gonzalez

Is James secretly a liberal?

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VDPEFi
VDPEFi

The rest of it has to be flawlessly put together, the lack of engine noise will really highlight any build issues in that extremely expensive car!

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ALAN MITCHELL
ALAN MITCHELL

Fabulous looking car but poor range and crazy price

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Sean Wood
Sean Wood

Haven't seen interlaced footage on Youtube before

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Gary Bampkin
Gary Bampkin

90 grand !!!! What is the batteries made from ?? Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh by any chance ??

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Eesha
Eesha

I was literally thinking about electrifying classic cars last night. It just makes so much sense.

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Jack McDonald
Jack McDonald

People who do this to old cars deserve to be shot.

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cooper jackson
cooper jackson

I owned a 1979 MGB in high school in the 80s. I really enjoyed high school.

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Martin Kary
Martin Kary

90 k and couldn't get D logo on start up to display ( itself ) properly - didn't want to do it in a way that makes it too perfect... otherwise everyone would like to have one, and we just can't be bothered. I Love British sense of humor.

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Peter Young
Peter Young

anyone notice the Biaheza music at 6:30?

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Justus Florian
Justus Florian

what brand jacket is that?

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Shutbyotch
Shutbyotch

Would you really miss the noise? If I'm not getting hypercar numbers in terms of performance and I still have low range...yes.

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Henry VIII King of England
Henry VIII King of England

terrible car. pointless. Like having a Jaegar Le Coutre swiss watch with a battery instead of mechanical. yes it works but that’s not the point. It’s a fake. The CAR is the engine it defines a car.

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YungRetroGamer
YungRetroGamer

Just because you cant afford it doesnt mean its bad

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Martyn Miles
Martyn Miles

Lovely car but no to electric thanks.

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James Clarke
James Clarke

Why are we even going ahead with this climate change ideology,, evs have a worse carbon footprint on the planet,, lithium mining, more materials being sourced why not just recycle what wonderful cars we have, United nations unicef meetings they all fly by private jet to tell us to change to evs,, total hypocrisy

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Fifty2ndSt
Fifty2ndSt

5:17 He sounds like Kevin from Grand Designs for a bit

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Phillipe Cook
Phillipe Cook

When was the last time you heard the expression " take it for a spin"?

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Cody Fordyce
Cody Fordyce

So, it’s like 200k US with a top speed under 100, only 160 mile range, and awful acceleration? Huh? What!? Beautiful but no

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comanchio1976
comanchio1976

More like $125k

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thomas gre
thomas gre

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Craig Baptist
Craig Baptist

James is a grumpy old man

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Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen

actually, this could be a nifty business if some real car manufacture willing to do it. like, an old jag with modern conveniences and electrify...

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Peter Coffin
Peter Coffin

They could sell half a million of those a year if they were half the price.

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Alejandro Gomez
Alejandro Gomez

I would love to sit at a bar with James May and talk about cars, drink stout and the future while he calls me a lad, even thought I’m 28 and Cuban.

2 kuukautta sitten
john banks
john banks

"i maintain people like them cause of how they look", i also like the simplicity..i also like to work on something i do not need a degree and complicated equipment to work on..i like that i can take it apart and put it back together again in a garage and KNOW it will work.......lets see may do that with his new convoluted, expensive, hard to understand, electronic cars. may is rather delusional..and without all his money he would be owning old cars cause he could not afford the insane prices they insist for such things

2 kuukautta sitten
john banks
john banks

@batbat4 since he never said it is all open to interpretation, i believe him to mean anything that is 20 years old? maybe even less but yes a lot of cars are older

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batbat4
batbat4

Pretty sure that when he talks about old cars he isn't talking about a Honda civic from 98 but "veteran" cars.

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Er1sed
Er1sed

90k for 150 miles range and 80mph top speed? oof

2 kuukautta sitten
endorphinsFTW
endorphinsFTW

note the figaro at 7:20

2 kuukautta sitten
Thunder Junkie
Thunder Junkie

Person: WOW! Nice car! What it got under the hood? Me: **dramatically opens hood** BOX 2:46

2 kuukautta sitten
pear7777
pear7777

Ev ing a classic is atrocious

2 kuukautta sitten
Neil Jan Garriock
Neil Jan Garriock

Now would James May like if they somehow electrify the Spitfire? Would he say the same this as he did about classic cars?

2 kuukautta sitten
Olivier Savard
Olivier Savard

Electric planes are not yet a thing and there's no use for electrifying a Spitfire: there's only a few remaining out there and they generally don't fly out other than for shows, most of them are actually not in flying condition so it would be useless to try to somehow electrify one

2 kuukautta sitten
Doug J
Doug J

Just love your reviews

2 kuukautta sitten
Steven R.
Steven R.

We need 1st Gen Miata's (MX-5) with an electric setup.

2 kuukautta sitten
Kevin T
Kevin T

How much 😳

2 kuukautta sitten
michael matthews
michael matthews

electric. Lucas electric. what could go wrong?

2 kuukautta sitten
Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy

You havnt got the soundtrack from the engine especially a rover v8.

2 kuukautta sitten
buk kuk
buk kuk

.. design is a beauty .. the problem is it's .. electric .. >) .. U shouldn't 'electriffy' all the classics .. .. think sth like PontiacFiero (little 'DeLorean') .. nice futuristic at that time design ..and bad engine U can replace without Ur heart hurt .... .. and for less than this price U can have the hottest possible Shelby Cobra replica .. that roars properly .. >) ..

2 kuukautta sitten
goowgost romero
goowgost romero

What is the original car rwb

2 kuukautta sitten
Mike van Ginkel
Mike van Ginkel

Am i the only one who laughed my lungs out when James used the classic "wooowww"

2 kuukautta sitten
khulani Luyanda mthabela
khulani Luyanda mthabela

At 7:00 did the bus driver opened the window enthusiastically and said hollow to May but the editor cut it off 😂😅

2 kuukautta sitten
Ryan McCaffery
Ryan McCaffery

I think they messed up on the interior. the gauge cluster shouldn't be digital, I feel it would look a lot better as it was back in the day.

2 kuukautta sitten
TheMarineGamer IGGHQ
TheMarineGamer IGGHQ

"It's electric, nothing to go wrong" Laughs in literally most electrical cars of today

2 kuukautta sitten
Andy Smythe
Andy Smythe

There is a place in life for old cars, it's called a scrap yard.

2 kuukautta sitten
David Milner
David Milner

160 miles range is plenty and 80 mph? If this is a Tesla M3 battery /drive train that's pretty poor. Where did the extra 100 miles range and almost double the speed when in a M3?

2 kuukautta sitten
John Sharp
John Sharp

Clarkson was right about electric cars and James may.

2 kuukautta sitten
69 440 Charger
69 440 Charger

A noiseless Mg Milk float ..How appealing ..Parts and Labour combined it costs almost $16000 to replace a Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack and the batteries can last from 10 to 20 years so I'm guessing the value of an 8 year old Tesla which could have only 2 years left in the battery pack before replacement will be substantially reduced..You don't have the same issues with a petrol vehicle and you don't have to wait around for it to charge,you can get in and use it at anytime

2 kuukautta sitten
Jason Mellinship
Jason Mellinship

Aaaand on that bombshell...its time to end...thank you so much for watching....gggggoooodnigghhttttt.!!!!

2 kuukautta sitten
Toto Abicyclette
Toto Abicyclette

electric MG, or "hey, let's refresh Mona Lisa by using some acrylic paint".

2 kuukautta sitten
Phil Foster
Phil Foster

I wonder what the bus driver said.

2 kuukautta sitten
Mike Mac
Mike Mac

5:04 Has James left the Handbrake on or does it not matter?

2 kuukautta sitten
Z Punter
Z Punter

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.

2 kuukautta sitten
Melchor Vincent Agot
Melchor Vincent Agot

7:21 That's a Nissan Figaro!

2 kuukautta sitten
Chadimous
Chadimous

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!!!

2 kuukautta sitten
Cheryl Cold
Cheryl Cold

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.

2 kuukautta sitten
emotioneering
emotioneering

Do you remember Mr May, foretelling the early demise of electric cars with your colleagues on Top Gear? Oh the irony

2 kuukautta sitten
Contsruction Worker
Contsruction Worker

Dacia Sandero

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Gabi Bondre
Gabi Bondre

Vând golf 4

2 kuukautta sitten
EtonieE
EtonieE

£90 grand!!! £NINETY feckin grand 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

2 kuukautta sitten
Greg Hilton
Greg Hilton

Yeah, but what did the bus driver say? And, why was that bit removed with all the subtlety of a chainsaw massacre.

2 kuukautta sitten
T Marsh-Connors
T Marsh-Connors

Not gonna lie if I had that kind of money I'd buy it.

2 kuukautta sitten
alliwantedwasapepsi
alliwantedwasapepsi

90 grand and it rides like a porpoise. If May wants to be all modern, why does he dress like me Ma?

2 kuukautta sitten
Boosted LSS
Boosted LSS

Nononono, the only reason I would buy an MG would be for that exhaust note!

2 kuukautta sitten

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