Rover SD1 Euro Trip Part 2
Part 2 of the epic road trip to Switzerland from the UK in a 1984 Rover SD1
3.5L V8. More to follow in part three where the trip home doesn't go to
Change of scenery this time. Today we take a look at a 1981 Rover 3500
The car is currently in process of being restored having sat for six years
in the open without being driven.
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
2012 Infiniti G37 6 speed sedan review, start up - A farewell to the 6 speed Infiniti sport sedan
2012 Infiniti G37 6 speed sedan review, start up - A farewell to the 6
speed Infiniti sport sedan
270 lb-ft of torque and the simple joy of a 6 speed manual transmission.
Infiniti went away from the G37's muscle car nature with the all new Q50
that replaced it. They also went away with the manual transmission.
Perhaps the last of its kind and certain to be a favorite of enthusiasts
and collectors in the future.
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This month we're plugging a funny video about the Infiniti IPL and the fact
that our salesman was completely misinformed about why it is called the
IPL, discovering only in the end that he has completely embarrassed
himself. Take a peek if you have an extra couple of minutes.
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Hulme/Allain/Hahne car racing at Ruapuna in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Video includes close up on interior and car racing.
2013 Audi S6 Luxury Sports Sedan Review
The 2013 Audi S6 is considered a luxury sports sedan since it packs a
twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, standard
Quattro AWD, and a number of other performance upgrades. The base price on
this car is $71,900 but the price can swell closer to $90k once you tack on
optional packages and accessories. Even though the S6 is a performance
tuned version of the A6, it doesn't really scream speed on the outside
unless you know to look for the S-Badging.
Under the hood lives some serious hardware designed to create serious
speed; the kind that can get you into trouble very easily. The engine is a
twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter V-8 that
makes 420 horsepower and 406 lb-ft. of
torque. 0-60 MPH happens in 4.6 seconds thanks in part to the Quattro AWD
system and the 7-speed S-Tronic transmission. Out back there is a sports
rear differential that makes sure power if put to the pavement.
On the inside the diamond-stitched premium sports seats are the first
indicator that the 2013 Audi S6 is a real performance machine. As you would
expect from a $70k car this machine is loaded with features and content. A
BOSE audio system is standard but for just $5900 more you can upgrade to a
Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System that includes 15 speakers and 1300
watts of pure joy. The Audi MMI controls all the navigation and
The 2013 Audi S6 is an incredible performance machine and you can find out
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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.