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Jeremy Clarkson 5.2 Rover SD1 race car by RPI Engineering2
This is behind the scenes footage of Jeremy Clarksons 'At Full Throttle' video which we built this crazy 5.2 Rover SD1 for.It raced the race prep'd,tuned 2.0 16v Nova and won both races,in the RAIN! www.v8engines.com (more)





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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





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
Change of scenery this time. Today we take a look at a 1981 Rover 3500 (SD1) The car is currently in process of being restored having sat for six years in the open without being driven.





Design with Style -- The Rover SD1
Rover and British Leyland were beset by problems in the mid 1970s. Out of this cauldron of mismanagement came the Rover SD1 in 1976. It was called SD for the Specialist Division and 1 for the first car to come from the in-house styling department. Despite a dramatic, innovative design both inside and out, the option of classic V8 grunt, and more or less universally praised dynamics, the SD1's reputation -and its longevity suffered at the hands of a company in meltdown. And it could all have been so different. The car, which was styled by Rover's design genius David Bache, had some grand ambitions. It had been designed to look like a family version of contemporary Italian supercars (they even got a load of Italian supercars in for comparison purposes early in the design process), while the attractive interior was intelligently designed from both a user's and an engineering perspective. Such was BL's confidence in it that they ploughed £31 million into a new factory (which in the end would be mothballed after just five years it even received rave reviews from the motoring press. "It is hard to be over-enthusiastic about the new 3500" said Autocar. "On every score, its qualities justify any kind of enthusiasm. It would have been hard to predict, especially looking at the bald paper specification, just how well the car would perform, handle and ride. "Add to that the spaciousness and aerodynamic efficiency of the body, and the attention paid to ensuring that the car will last, and it is easy to see why all competitors are casting worried glances, not only at the car but also at its price. If the 3500 will be built in sufficient numbers, if the quality can be maintained along with the price, and if the ground is not cut from under its wheels by ill-advised legislation, the new 3500 should be one of the successes of the decade." But production numbers, of course, could not be maintained and nor could the quality. And all we are left with in the 21st century is a whole bag of 'what ifs' and a dwindling handful of what was once one of the most promising cars ever to be created in Britain. Source: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=996733 S056





Fifth Gear Web TV - 27 Litre Rover -- Charlie's Story
Jonny interviews Charlie -- the owner of the amazing 27 litre Rover SD1 that we saw hitting over 160 mph in this week's episode. In this video, Charlie gives us the story behind his incredible home-made car that has the same engine as a World War II Spitfire plane.





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?





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.





Black Pearl: Rover V8 Bike
Take a Rover V8 engine (3.500 ccm / 214 cui), put it in a Harley Softtail frame and you will get something called MOTOR-Cycle.





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.





Rover sd1's leaving the Cross Keys July 2010
Some V8 engined Rover SD1's leaving a local club meet. The first car is a Holley carb'd V8 engined 2600. The second one is a 3500 V8 EFi engined Twin Plenum Vitesse with Rimmers SS sports Exhaust sys





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.





Rover - The Long Goodbye
Documentary which traces the rise and fall of a great British brand. In the days when Britain's car industry was the envy of the world, Rover epitomised everything to which the driver of taste aspired, but in 2005 it reached the end of the road. The film explores how Rover cars went from defining their eras to becoming victims of their times, telling the story behind the key models to the controversial joint ventures with Japanese and Indian manufacturers in later years.





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