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

    live lifelive life9 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Sayonara DesuSayonara Desu10 päivää sitten
  • Wow.. Electric.. The way of the future. Here's one in Canada.. Old school

    fake namefake name11 päivää sitten
  • Was vaguely digging it until the 160 mile range. Not enough.

    Edward ChesterEdward Chester13 päivää sitten
  • Engines aren’t musical, James? The Rolls Royce Merlin isn’t musical???

    Andrew WagnerAndrew Wagner16 päivää sitten
  • 8.19 of James May in an electrified MGB, still better than an entire series of new TG.

    CaptpicardCaptpicard17 päivää sitten
  • 90 000 and one screen portraying three things. Wòooooooőoooow. No gentleman.

    Yianni AssimakisYianni Assimakis20 päivää sitten
  • Electrifying classic cars is like making dressing grandma in Nike and making her listen to EDM

    ValleybergValleyberg22 päivää sitten
  • $90k. That’s a no.

    Nicholas EureNicholas Eure22 päivää sitten
  • James May is 100% correct about old cars though

    underballbutterunderballbutter22 päivää sitten
  • 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

    iCLICK OGiCLICK OG22 päivää sitten
  • Turn on radio may sound more interesting

    dinointhetubedinointhetube24 päivää sitten
  • Just get a milk float changa body ????

    dinointhetubedinointhetube24 päivää sitten
  • No carb noise or overdrive. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    dinointhetubedinointhetube24 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Stuff HappensStuff Happens24 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Thomas ZinserThomas Zinser25 päivää sitten
  • I'd love to see more of these impromptu car reviews

    Michel van BriemenMichel van Briemen25 päivää sitten
  • I like James May's way of seeing cars

    Joël FortinJoël Fortin25 päivää sitten
  • cool factor zero

    Fred VandeveldeFred Vandevelde26 päivää sitten
  • heap of junk wont be around in 20 years time, throw away society

    Fred VandeveldeFred Vandevelde26 päivää sitten
  • I really dont know why they keep pushing electric cars. They tried electric and they are worse on the environment...

    DozeDoze28 päivää sitten
  • Wait, did he say turn on the “ignition”?

    Rv4 GuyRv4 Guy28 päivää sitten
  • I was seriously thinking that was an amazing possibility until you said 9s to 60 and a top speed of 80mph......😬

    SirkildalotSirkildalot28 päivää sitten
  • It's obviously nose heavy!

    Remco LohnenRemco LohnenUukausi sitten
  • They should put hockey cards in the spokes so people can hear James coming. :)

    Andrew EnglishAndrew EnglishUukausi sitten
  • He wanted a beer after driving it. He liked an mgb

    Tourer JogiaTourer JogiaUukausi sitten
  • What's up with your volume? Increase it!

    Tourer JogiaTourer JogiaUukausi sitten
  • 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

    LFM love for motorsLFM love for motorsUukausi sitten
  • I LOVE this!

    Leslie TravelerLeslie TravelerUukausi sitten
  • 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 !!

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

      P CasperP CasperUukausi sitten
  • Eeeew you've gone too far

    SevintrixSevintrixUukausi sitten
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    Twila WeaverTwila WeaverUukausi sitten
  • £90,000 for an 80mph car 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Metal ManMetal ManUukausi sitten
  • I feel sorry for that car

    Barley Vale N Gauge Model RailwayBarley Vale N Gauge Model RailwayUukausi sitten
  • 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!

    Rennwolf Wolfgang KrieglRennwolf Wolfgang KrieglUukausi sitten
  • 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.

    Ringo WunderlichRingo WunderlichUukausi sitten
  • I really do like that..... £90K though :-(

    Cowasaki ElectronicsCowasaki ElectronicsUukausi sitten
  • There's plenty of work still to do on those front shock absorbers it seems!

    bls0219bls0219Uukausi sitten
  • 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

    Thom JongenThom JongenUukausi sitten
  • Electric coal powered car

    Bruce SeamanBruce SeamanUukausi sitten
  • Is James secretly a liberal?

    Germain GonzalezGermain GonzalezUukausi sitten
  • 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!

    VDPEFiVDPEFiUukausi sitten
  • Fabulous looking car but poor range and crazy price

  • Haven't seen interlaced footage on FIworld before

    Sean WoodSean WoodUukausi sitten
  • 90 grand !!!! What is the batteries made from ?? Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh by any chance ??

    Gary BampkinGary Bampkin2 kuukautta sitten
  • I was literally thinking about electrifying classic cars last night. It just makes so much sense.

    EeshaEesha2 kuukautta sitten
  • People who do this to old cars deserve to be shot.

    Jack McDonaldJack McDonald2 kuukautta sitten
  • I owned a 1979 MGB in high school in the 80s. I really enjoyed high school.

    cooper jacksoncooper jackson2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    Martin KaryMartin Kary2 kuukautta sitten
  • anyone notice the Biaheza music at 6:30?

    Peter YoungPeter Young2 kuukautta sitten
  • what brand jacket is that?

    Justus FlorianJustus Florian2 kuukautta sitten
  • Would you really miss the noise? If I'm not getting hypercar numbers in terms of performance and I still have low range...yes.

    ShutbyotchShutbyotch2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    Henry VIII King of EnglandHenry VIII King of England2 kuukautta sitten
    • Just because you cant afford it doesnt mean its bad

      YungRetroGamerYungRetroGamerUukausi sitten
  • Lovely car but no to electric thanks.

    Martyn MilesMartyn Miles2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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

    James ClarkeJames Clarke2 kuukautta sitten
  • 5:17 He sounds like Kevin from Grand Designs for a bit

    Fifty2ndStFifty2ndSt2 kuukautta sitten
  • When was the last time you heard the expression " take it for a spin"?

    Phillipe CookPhillipe Cook2 kuukautta sitten
  • So, it’s like 200k US with a top speed under 100, only 160 mile range, and awful acceleration? Huh? What!? Beautiful but no

    Cody FordyceCody Fordyce2 kuukautta sitten
    • More like $125k

      comanchio1976comanchio19762 kuukautta sitten
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    thomas grethomas gre2 kuukautta sitten
  • James is a grumpy old man

    Craig BaptistCraig Baptist2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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...

    Minh NguyenMinh Nguyen2 kuukautta sitten
  • They could sell half a million of those a year if they were half the price.

    Peter CoffinPeter Coffin2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    Alejandro GomezAlejandro Gomez2 kuukautta sitten
  • "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

    john banksjohn banks2 kuukautta sitten
    • @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

      john banksjohn banks2 kuukautta sitten
    • Pretty sure that when he talks about old cars he isn't talking about a Honda civic from 98 but "veteran" cars.

      batbat4batbat42 kuukautta sitten
  • 90k for 150 miles range and 80mph top speed? oof

    Er1sedEr1sed2 kuukautta sitten
  • note the figaro at 7:20

    endorphinsFTWendorphinsFTW2 kuukautta sitten
  • Person: WOW! Nice car! What it got under the hood? Me: **dramatically opens hood** BOX 2:46

    Thunder JunkieThunder Junkie2 kuukautta sitten
  • Ev ing a classic is atrocious

    pear7777pear77772 kuukautta sitten
  • Now would James May like if they somehow electrify the Spitfire? Would he say the same this as he did about classic cars?

    Neil Jan GarriockNeil Jan Garriock2 kuukautta sitten
    • 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

      Olivier SavardOlivier Savard2 kuukautta sitten
  • Just love your reviews

    Doug JDoug J2 kuukautta sitten
  • We need 1st Gen Miata's (MX-5) with an electric setup.

    Steven R.Steven R.2 kuukautta sitten
  • How much 😳

    Kevin TKevin T2 kuukautta sitten
  • electric. Lucas electric. what could go wrong?

    michael matthewsmichael matthews2 kuukautta sitten
  • You havnt got the soundtrack from the engine especially a rover v8.

    Miss PiggyMiss Piggy2 kuukautta sitten
  • .. 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 .. >) ..

    buk kukbuk kuk2 kuukautta sitten
  • What is the original car rwb

    goowgost romerogoowgost romero2 kuukautta sitten
  • Am i the only one who laughed my lungs out when James used the classic "wooowww"

    Mike van GinkelMike van Ginkel2 kuukautta sitten
  • At 7:00 did the bus driver opened the window enthusiastically and said hollow to May but the editor cut it off 😂😅

    khulani Luyanda mthabelakhulani Luyanda mthabela2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    Ryan McCafferyRyan McCaffery2 kuukautta sitten
  • "It's electric, nothing to go wrong" Laughs in literally most electrical cars of today

    TheMarineGamer IGGHQTheMarineGamer IGGHQ2 kuukautta sitten
  • There is a place in life for old cars, it's called a scrap yard.

    Andy SmytheAndy Smythe2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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?

    David MilnerDavid Milner2 kuukautta sitten
  • Clarkson was right about electric cars and James may.

    John SharpJohn Sharp2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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

    69 440 Charger69 440 Charger2 kuukautta sitten
  • Aaaand on that bombshell...its time to end...thank you so much for watching....gggggoooodnigghhttttt.!!!!

    Jason MellinshipJason Mellinship2 kuukautta sitten
  • electric MG, or "hey, let's refresh Mona Lisa by using some acrylic paint".

    Toto AbicycletteToto Abicyclette2 kuukautta sitten
  • I wonder what the bus driver said.

    Phil FosterPhil Foster2 kuukautta sitten
  • 5:04 Has James left the Handbrake on or does it not matter?

    Mike MatthewsMike Matthews2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    Z PunterZ Punter2 kuukautta sitten
  • 7:21 That's a Nissan Figaro!

    Melchor Vincent AgotMelchor Vincent Agot2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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!!!

    ChadimousChadimous2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    Cheryl ColdCheryl Cold2 kuukautta sitten
  • Do you remember Mr May, foretelling the early demise of electric cars with your colleagues on Top Gear? Oh the irony

    emotioneeringemotioneering2 kuukautta sitten
  • Dacia Sandero

    Contsruction WorkerContsruction Worker2 kuukautta sitten
  • Vând golf 4

    Gabi BondreGabi Bondre2 kuukautta sitten
  • £90 grand!!! £NINETY feckin grand 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

    EtonieEEtonieE2 kuukautta sitten
  • Yeah, but what did the bus driver say? And, why was that bit removed with all the subtlety of a chainsaw massacre.

    Greg HiltonGreg Hilton2 kuukautta sitten
  • Not gonna lie if I had that kind of money I'd buy it.

    T Marsh-ConnorsT Marsh-Connors2 kuukautta sitten
  • 90 grand and it rides like a porpoise. If May wants to be all modern, why does he dress like me Ma?

    alliwantedwasapepsialliwantedwasapepsi2 kuukautta sitten
  • Nononono, the only reason I would buy an MG would be for that exhaust note!

    Boosted LSSBoosted LSS2 kuukautta sitten