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Vehicle Name Light Sabre
Year 2002
Make MG
Model ZR 105+
Color Trophy Yellow
Packages PTP R140
Photoshoot picture at RAF Brize Norton
Original Garage picture
History Bought completely standard (no skirts, hairpin wheels, matrix interior etc) at 1 year old, 1 previous owner. Converted in 2006 to 1.8 PTP R140. Many hours and £££s spent modifying the car and it is still evolving even after all these years. Has won many trophy's and competitions and been featured in several magazines and used as a prop on TV.

Janspeed Rolling Road day 2005.
Best Presented Car.

Oxfordshire MGOC
Class winner2004
Class winner 2006.
Best Modified 2007
Best in Show 2007

Silverstone International
1st in class 2005 and 2007

Modified Nationals Best Lit Car Winner
2008, 2009, 2010

Mike Satur Modified Car Award
2008 and 2010

MGFest Pro-Glo winner
2007, 2008, 2010

Various articles in Total MG, MG Enthusiast etc.
Di-Noc bonnet wrap by 'Locking Vinyl'
ABC LED rear lights.
X-Power rear spoiler extension
160 Exhaust heat shield
MK2 type rubbing strip graphics
Medium smoke tints on rears
Lockwood 'Sabre' aerial
3M Di-Noc B pillar door vinyl
LED Focus style side indicators
Chrome M10 mirrors with amber indicators/running lights and colour coded base plates
Clear front indicators with Diadem bulbs
SMD type front fog lights
6000K HIDS (dip and main)
LED Eyebrow lights
Custom Made HALO lights
Medium smoke FlyEyeKits on all front lights
Custom billet stainless steel MG badges
Seat Leon front splitter
MG ZR side skirts.
Full IceLed UFO lighting system, 4 zones and 10 programmable channels, 16 million colours.
Twin computer controlled IceLed scanners behind grill
Blue Flame effect lights behind grill
Strobes in headlights and foglights
Illuminated door handles
Modified Rover 75 style rear numberplate
Mist spray washers
Alloy 'SABRE' style aerial
Black quick release lockable front numberplate holder
EL Front numberplate with cherished registration
Yellow silicon wipers all round
Bonnet and centre section of the rear spoiler wrapped in Di-Noc
TEGIWA rear tow hook in Orange
Orange front tow strap

Matrix interior replaced with Monaco Yellow
Monaco Yellow steering wheel
Door panels re-trimmed in yellow leather with EL wire inserts
Door handles fitted with colour changing LEDs
Door pins replaced with brushed alloy versions with flashing blue LED activated by alarm system.
Center console trimmed in yellow leather with EL wire insert and blue LED floor level floodlights
Passenger dash pocket trimmed in black and yellow leather with EL wire accent
Gearstick gator and handbrake sleeve trimmed in black and yellow leather
Rover coupe armrest added and trimmed in black and yellow leather.
Chrome handbrake handle added
Chrome illuminated gearstick surround
Chrome skull gear knob with illuminated eyes
Alloy gearstick sleeve and finisher
Instrument housing trimmed in yellow leather
Instruments replaced with Metal Monkey Stainless steel versions in 3 colours.
Needles replaced with white versions from R25 and tipped in dayglo
UV LEDs added to illuminate the needles
odometer colour changed to blue
Instrument 'reveal' replaced with real carbon fibre
Blue LED illumination added to ignition switch housing
BRM window switches added and back illuminated with blue LEDs
Heater control backing replaced with matching Metal Monkey stainless steel version
Blue LED floodlight added to heater controls
Control knobs replaced with alloy versions
Sliders replaced with alloy versions
Heater control surround replaced with real carbon fibre version
Dash insert strip covered with real carbon fibre cover and ZR and Sports and Racing alloy badges added
Door handles, speaker grills, air vents, 'A' pillars etc all fitted with carbon fibre film
Air vents illuminated with 2 colour LEDs
Thatchem 2 immobiliser
Triple instrument pod added with 7 colour changing voltmeter, oil pressure and oil temperature gauges
Scan gauge fitted using BlendMount above rear view mirror
Rear view mirror replaced with illuminated MG F version
LED Head Up display of speed projected onto windscreen.
Kick plates replaced with stainless steel version with ZR logo
Fitted alloy checke rplate floor panels fitted all round and edged in EL wire.
Rear plates have laser cut MG logo back illuminated with EL sheet.
Front and rear footwells illuminated with IceLed TRONs
Rear side pockets illuminated with purple cold cathode tubes
Rear headrests fitted and 'Scream' masks added.
IceLed spots fitted above rear seats.
IceLed GEM fitted into roof light
UV LEDs fitted above door aperture.
LEDs fitted into lower edge of doors
Door apertures fitted with yellow EL wire
All switchgear replaced with brushed alloy SAVAGE switches with blue LED illumination
SAVAGE remote start switch added.
LED colour changing light bar under radio
Centre console storage area illuminated with LEDs
EL wire accent added to speakers and crossovers
Leather covers with ZR logos fitted to front seatbelt stalks
Illuminated springs fitted to front head rest supports
MG SV-R alloy pedals fitted.
EL logos in rear side windows
Clock replaced with blue LCD version incorporating internal and external temp displays

In-Car Entertainment
JVC KD-AVX40 DVD head unit
2 X 7" TFT sun visor screens
1 X 7" TFT mounted to rear hatch
Rear view mirror 7" TFT screen
PS2 with wireless controllers and integrated 12V DC PSU (no nasty inverters!) installed in glove box.
MAG DUBaudio mono block amp for sub
Phoenix gold 2 channel amp for front components
JL Audio 10" subwoofer mounted in custom StealthBoxz enclosure
VIBE Kevlar front componets
Sony X-Plode 3 way rear speakers
1 Farad power cap with blue LED display and blue power cable
Heavy duty diesel battery with gold plated terminals and built in digital voltmeter
Gold plated fuse distribution block with built in digital voltmeter.
Boot area trimmed out in chrome effect plastic checker plate
Stealthboxz sub enclose modified to house 6" 3 colour plasma disc
Sound activated blue neon ring around sub
Perspex sub grill with MG logo cut out and blue EL wire accents
Red/green lazer display mounted under shelf
Red lazer crab mounted on side wall projecting onot sub face
Plasma and UV cold cathode tubes mounted to underside of shelf
2 colour neon frame around custom plate mounted to boot floor.
Skull with custom made red LED eyes and internal strobes mounted to floor
Chrome skull with multi-colour LED eyes on back of seats
Plasma head skull in boot
SteetGlo multicolor LED tubes mounted to underside of shelf
Multicolour LED pods mounted to rear boot panel
Custom lighting control box driving 40+ embedded LEDs in rear boot panel
Model of MG ZR made with working headlights and tail lights, interior colour changing LEDs and EL wire underfloor lighting. This is mounted in a custom made display case with MG ZR logo engraved and embedded colour changing LEDs, mounted to rear shelf
MG ZR logo display sign with edge lighting mounted to rear shelf
'Luci' Devil Girl nodder modified with internal lighting mounted on rear shelf
Red and Blue SMD LED wireless controlled lighting bar mounted on lower edge of hatch
Twin blue LED lighting effect tubes mounted to edge of rear shelf.
Chrome LED moving message display mounted to rear shelf with the addition of twin chrome skulls with LED eyes
IceLed spot mounted to rear hatch as down lighter when hatch open

Under the Bonnet
Engine conversion to 1.8 R140 by PTP, includes:
Alloy inlet manifold ported and gas flowed
52mm Throttle Body
High lift cams
New pistons, liners, cranks con rods etc

SAMCO coolant hoses in yellow with added glass sections by Engine Optics
High pressure MIKALOR hose clamps
Carbon Fibre ITG Maxogen induction system with stainless steel heat shield
Janspeed 4-2-1 manifold
Janspeed full stainless steel sports cat system with twin engraved tailpipes
Heavy Duty clutch
E-Tech alloy suspension brace
Lo-Larm coolant warning sensor
Custom MEMS3 remap carried out by Z and F Tuning
Stainless steel gas bonnet struts
7 channel ‘comedy’ sound generator
Stobel Nautilus air horns

Stainless steel covers for :-
Cam belt cover
Rocker Cover
Spark Plug cover
Battery cover
Fuse box cover
Washer bottle filler cap
PAS reservoir and filler cap
Wiper motor body
Brake master reservoir and cap
Emissions canister
Suspension tops
Coolant expansion tank and cap
Cam shaft end plate
Exhaust Heat Shield

Stainless steel radiator mounts and coolant hose clips
Stainless steel bonnet catch rubbing strip
Stainless steel cover for MEMS3 area
Custom alloy oil filler cap
Alloy dip stick handle

All bolts/screws replaced where practical/possible with stainless steel Allen headed bolts
All pipe work replaced/covered with stainless steel braid and alloy end caps where possible
All electrical conduits replaced with chrome effect versions

Dynamat HoodLiner fitted to bonnet underside
Metal-Monkey custom made logo fitted to bonnet and backlit with IceLed 1foot tube
IceLed Multicolour LED tape along engine bay sides
IceLed TRONs for overhead and coolant pipe illumination
IceLed 3 foot high intensity multicolour light bar at rear of bonnet
IceLed GEMs on underside of suspension brace
2 colour strobes mounted on suspension strut
3” purple neon tube illuminating coolant header tank
4 SMD blue LEDs illuminating glass coolant pipes
Red LEDs behind induction heat shield
2 colour EL wire around induction pipe work

Original black AVO springs
Rover 623 brake calipers (refurbished by Bigg Red)
EBC turbogroove discs
EBC Red Stuff pads
Girling braided brake hoses
E-Tech front suspension strut brace
Wolfrace Black Akita rims with 1.5" dish on the front and 2.5" dish on the rear.
Yellow rim tape by Folitec
Yellow lettering by TyreArt
Yokohame Prada Spec 2 tyres
Yellow Glo-Ryder centre illuminations.

Future Plans
More and different lighting effects where money and time permit
Addition of extra TFT screens (rear view mirror done, head rests to do)
Re-trim various interior items
Possibly a vinyl wrap on roof
Yellow leather/vinyl headling
Re-Site the PS2 (done) with some extra lighting effects (to do)

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