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Rover SD1 Twin Turbo 3.5 V8

Rover SD1 Twin turbo 3.5 V8


 


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Michaels newly restored Twin Plenum Vitesse and Phils beastly 5.3 litre Vitesse





BBC Rally Sprint 1983 part 1
Credit for the original cap. goes to angmo. This is BBC's "Rally Sprint" from year 1983. It features a production (Group N I assume) Rover SD1 with a few rally modifications including a 300 HP V8 and an MG METRO 1300 (not the turbo version). I have extracted the best I could out of the original video file. I am a BIG rally fan so thought everyone should share in the goodness LOL. The F1 drivers are ;- Danny Sullivan, Derek Warwick, John Watson, Nigel Mansell, the Rally Drivers are ;- Jimmy McRae, Pentti Arikkala, Stig Blomqvist, and Tony Pond. I mostly uploaded this as I am a big fan of the looks of the original mini-METRO. However when I sat in a Metro turbo recently I was shocked to find that the inside and controls and door slamming sound and smell are amost exactly the same as a Morris Minor LOL. Sorry about it being 720p even though it's originally only SD, but Youtube removes far too much picture detail on 480p so I am finding that I need 720p just to get SD levels of picture detail...





Rover SD1 V8 Tuning Session
Rover SD1 3.5 V8 getting the twin SU carbs tuned to match the intake and Exhaust setup. Will it go bang or will it survive the 2.5 hour beating at 5500 RPM and make even more power with the carbs in tune?





Rover SD1 V8 3500 VDP EFI Vitesse start up
1984 Rover 3500 VDP EFI start up and general quick view mid-point of restoration. Thanks for viewing, more to follow when the car is finished. PS - this is my Dad's! not mine -lolol! - like for solar panel charging the battery XD





Rover SD1 after a few tweaks
Just a liitle test run after a bit of carb tuning......All within the speed limits of course....it's worth watching for the noise! A big thankyou to JDT Autos for getting it all set up. www.jdtautos.com





Land Rover 3.5 v8 no exhaust
Land Rover 3.5 v8 engine for in the glen-l.com malahini speedboat. Project still in progress.





Mental Maestro on Top Gear 1997
Mental Maestro on Top Gear 1997 Steve Berry tries MG Maestro with the 1st T16 Engine Conversion.





Rover SD1 V8 Drive
Short drive of my 86 Vandanplas





How to build the bottom end of a Rover V8 Engine
Here we walk you through building the bottom end of the Rover V8 engine, courtesy of the V8 Wizard. www.v8engines.com





INSANE 500bhp V8 Supercharged Land Rover Zulu Defender from JE Engineering
A quick video of the driving of the amazing Land Rover Zulu modified by JE Engineering in Coventry. It houses a 4.2 V8 Supercharged Jaguar engine and produces 500bhp.





Tony Pond IOM TT Challenge Rover Vitesse 100mph lap record
In 1990 Tony Pond one of the greatest British drivers laps the Isle of Man TT course in a Rover 827 Vitesse averaging 102 mph. For me this is an incredible lap in a car that is far better than it was given credit for. Can you imagine someone trying that in a Ford Granada or BMW 520 or Citroen, Renault, Vauxhall or any other similar priced cars in the Rover price range. As said below by liverush24 this was to show how good the Rover is and at the same time Tony Pond showed how brilliant a driver he is. He did that lap with an average of over 100mph through those narrow lanes and country roads, find other 100mph average laps and get a true perspective of the achievement. Higgins lap to is impressive and a great achievement but done in a modern lightweight state of the art, turbo charged rally car with computer controlled 4 wheel drive to save you in big moments, ABS etc etc, Ponds lap is in an 80's front wheel drive production car with a about 180hp, that is truly brilliant.





The new Rover V8 in my MGB - Starting for the first time
So, after a year or so I have finaly inserted a new V8 in my MGB. This video show the very first (and successful) attempt at starting the new engine. After 7 years on the road, the original engine's block cracked 1 month before I retired and moved to Lyme Regis in July 2007. I've never performed anything major like this before, so this was a big and anxious moment.





My old wide arch Rover SD1,3.9 V8 on the streets!
My old baby which i had back in 1998 until 2002. Heavily modified with 3 piece split rims,wide arch's etc etc. This thing would stick with Cossie's!!





Rover SD1 V8 VandenPlas EFI Stainless Exhaust Sound & Acceleration
3.5 V8 automatic SD1 flat out!!





Rover P6 V8 Acceleration WOW!!
Getting from minor road to major with a tight clutch. Sounds impresive - did'nt help child's car sickness though! According to the chap driving behind us we produced a minor plume of smoke from the tyres - so can that be classed as a burnout ?) The Rover V8 engine has been fitted to many great vehicles over 30 years - TVR, Landrover, even LDV Sherpa ambulances and Police vans! There is another video on youtube that shows an old Ferguson tractor with Rover V8 engine fitted!! Not original equipment I would guess





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