I know very little about MGs..... accept for being what a roadster should be. Being Light, Rear wheel drive and being flashy. A pity that now that only the Mazda MX5 kept to this principle. The current new MGs leave little to be desired.
If this was intended to be a snapshot... its a fine shot. But if u wanted more out of it... I found the composition a bit lacking. Stand further away, and use about 100mm to 150mm (35mm equivalent) to frame the same composition and perhaps it'll look better... . Using Wide so near can be tricky is not done correctly. U get too much unwanted background into the frame, u get unbalanced distortion, and u get some reflection of yourself.
visually, the pic isnt that appealling to highlight the front of the car, makes it look more like a 1-eyed-bug staring at U. Following marc's advice, just use more or full zoom, stand farther away and frame a little more of the car. By doing this, U wont see a disfigured reflection of yrself (see upper chrome part of grill) & U can probably highlight the overall beautiful design elements of the front of the car. I had some difficulties shooting a vintage alfa gt jr, here's a similar shot to maybe give U an idea.
marc, wonderful engine shot, awesome colors, where's the rest of the car? =)
I believe REV has used about 50-60mm for this shot.... which is good..... it flattens perspective above 50.... so u get more lines... more patterns. See how flat the alfa's face is, thats probably what you are trying to achieve.
Generally car photographers use only very wide(12-24), or pretty long (70-200) for interesting perspectives.