MG Maestro 2.0 EFi/Turbo
The early MG Maestro was fitted with a 1600cc engine derived from the Austin Maxi, and proved troublesome in use thanks to a hastily conceived twin-Weber carburettor set-up. The 2-litre O-series injection engine that was fitted to the 2.0 EFi model at the end of 1984 was much more like it, delivering ample performance and economy. After five years in production, the Montego Turbo’s engine finally found its way into the Maestro, and with the help of Tickford a run of 505 was produced. Genuinely fast when new, but rare now thanks to extensive rust.