MGB reborn with electric power, keeps manual gearbox

Deliveries are set to begin in 2024. Frontline will also offer electric conversions for existing customers.

Frontline LE60: Specs and release date

Frontline MGB LE60 front quarter driving

The Bee is joined in the firm’s renewed line-up by the LE60, a successor to the LE50, which it launched a decade ago.

The Frontline LE60 is more explicitly a restomod, wearing hot-rod-esque de-chromed bodywork and packing a modified 4.8-litre Rover V8. This sends 375bhp and 297lb ft to the rear wheels – almost four times the vigour of an original four-pot MGB – via a five-speed Tremec manual gearbox and limited-slip differential. The 0-60mph sprint takes an estimated 4.0sec.

Frontline MGB LE60 engine bay

The chassis has been overhauled to support the huge uplift in power, with a wider footprint, strengthened bodywork and 310mm vented brake discs. It also features a bespoke suspension set-up from Oxfordshire-based manufacturer Nitron.

Despite the reinforcements and larger powerplant, the LE60 remains slightly lighter than the Bee GT, at 1122kg. Like its electric stablemate, this is split 50:50 front to rear.

Frontline MGB LE60 rear quarter driving

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