MG Montego 2.0 Litre Turbo, A demonstration by Steve Soper
This along with it's brother's the, Maestro and Metro turbo's became very much the leaders in the hot
hatch scene back in the 80's. Here Steve Soper takes the Montego through
it's paces at Thruxton. This is a dealership Video, which was given to
dealers at the time. Want to know more? Give us a shout via our website
MG Metro 6R4 - Pure Sound [HD]
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Created for the short lived Group B race category, the 4WD mid engined MG
6R4 (6-cylinder, rally car, four-wheel-drive) Metro of 1984 was a world
away from the best selling supermini to which it bore only a superficial
cosmetic resemblance. The competition car effectively only shared the name
of the production Metro as it featured a mid-mounted engine with four wheel
drive transmission enclosed within a seam-welded tubular chassis. The
development of this vehicle had been entrusted to Williams Grand Prix
The resulting car was shown to the world in May 1985. It was powered by a
David Wood designed bespoke 3-litre V6 powerplant which used some of the
engine architecture of the Cosworth DFV. It featured twin overhead
camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The engine was a break from the
norm, as it wasn't turbocharged as the
majority of its competitors were. The engine was mounted back to front in
the car, with the forward end of the engine facing the hatchback and the
gearbox attached conventionally behind it and, therefore, in the middle of
the vehicle. The four-wheel-drive was permanently engaged, and drove
separate propshafts to the front and rear differentials. The rear
differential was mounted on the side of the engine sump with one driveshaft
running through the sump to the nearside rear wheel. Much of the outer
bodywork was made of GRP, with the only exception being the roof panels
(which were aluminium) and the steel doors. These were, however, concealed
by plastic airboxes. Indeed, models now on show generally have stickers
demonstrating where it is safe to push from when moving the vehicle, so as
not to damage the bodywork.
The 6R4 appeared in two guises. There was a so-called Clubman model which
was the road going version which developed in the region of 250 bhp (186
kW), of which around 200 were made and sold to the public for £40,000 (the
homologation version). A further 20 were taken and built to International
specifications which had a recorded output of over 410 bhp (306 kW; 416 PS)
STEEL EARTH - 1953 MG TD - AUTO ARCHAEOLOGY
EMMY Nominated TV show "STEEL EARTH"- Host J. Paris discovers a classic
1953 MG automobile in a old abandoned garage. Much to his surprise, he also
finds a dead animal skeleton under the car. To top it all off, J's truck is
accidentally smashed during the show. Will this antique car ever make it to
the restoration shop? Watch and find out.
Old Top Gear Replica's
Old Top Gear from 1997
Steve Berry looks at the fakers who rebadge cars as prestige brands and
have everyone fooled
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
6th March 1997
Rover - Rover 600 - Product Insight
Rover - Rover 600 - Product Insight
Copied directly from a dealership VHS video
If you have any Austin/Rover videos, especially relating to the Maestro and
Montego models, we would love to hear from you.
A review of the upcoming Rover 600 range and the differences between the
Old Top Gear: Fast And Furious 2 VHS (2000)
They're packing enough sheer oomph to blow up your VCR, they're delivering
turbocharged roars fit to wake the dead
and they're barely restrainable as they rev up on the asphalt--and that's
just the presenters. Oh yeah, there's a bunch of cars, too, not to mention
some boats and planes and ice-racing and stuff. The BBC's Top Gear is of
course the grandmother of all motoring programmes and here the
irrepressible Tiff Needell tries out some formidable cars from TVR, BMW,
Ferrari, Nissan, Subaru, Porsche, Jaguar, Aston Martin and others.
MG Metro 6R4 VS Opel Kadett (Vauxhall Astra) Awesome!
MG Metro 6R4 VS Opel Kadett (Vauxhall Astra) Group B. MG Metro 6R4 It means
6 cylinder rally drive four wheels. Race which belongs to the third heat of
the British Rallycross Grand Prix 1990.Personally I had an Opel Kadett GSI
and in England they call Vauxhall Astra GTE. This Vauxhall had a 2.1-liter
turbo engine with around 650bhp body
with kevlar and carbon fiber.
MG Metro 6R4 VS Opel kadett (Vauxhall Astra) Grupo B .Carrera que pertenece
a la tercera manga del British Rallycross Grand Prix de 1990. Personalmente
tube un Opel kadett GSI y en inglaterra lo llaman Vauxhall Astra GTE.
Aunque nada tenia que ver .Este Vauxhall tenia un 2.1-litros motor turbo con alrededor de 650bhp carroceria en
kevlar y fibra de carbono.
MG Metro 6R4 Significa 6 cilindros, rally tracción a las cuatro ruedas.
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.