the rover 827 vitesse driven by tony pond round the isle of man TT course.
i believe it now has the 2 litre turbo m series engine fitted.
here it is racing in the dunlop motorsport news saloon car championship at snetterton on sunday 27th april 2008, driven by barry vincent
Manx Rally 1985
Part 1 of BHP/World of Sport broadcast of the 1985 Manx Rally, including in car footage from Tony Pond's Rover Vitesse, and many group B cars
Rover 827 Vitesse 5 Speed
Short footage of a MK1 Rover 827 Vitesse 5 speed, being driven by a moron!!! The owner is the guy in mid film, with the worried smile on his face! I cannot believe, that a few months later, I went on to own this car... superb bit of kit, and my 2nd Honda V6 powered Rover....
Abusing a Rover 820!!
This one was picked up as a "non runner", with a severe head gasket problem... so we intended to strip it of all useable bits, to keep our own 800's going.... Although we had V6's, a lot of the other bits were common... and this was a particularly rare 8v model, with a carburettor, it seemed a shame to kill it, but we did, and had some fun in the process... I'd like to add that I am NOWHERE to be seen in this vid!
Tony Pond attempts to lap the IOM at 100mph average
Tony Pond is the driver at the wheel of this standard production Rover V6 827 Vitesse.
It's his second bid to be the first person to lap the Isle of Man TT circuit at over 100mph in a four wheeled vehicle.
Tony an Isle of Man resident and Britain's most famous rally driver almost made it during his attempt in 1988.
For this 1990 challenge he chose to do it, but this time without a navigator.
This meant a useful weight-saving - particularly effective on the 1000 feet climb from sea-level to the highest point on the circuit - but would require Tony to have perfect memory and knowledge of the TT courses 233 bends, in order to keep the average speed up.
This clip captures the excitement of the record run itself via the use of in-car cameras.
The end result is probably the best quality point-of-view footage ever recorded actually during a record attempt or motorsport event.
Rover Sterling 827 V6 engine walk around
1994 Rover Sterling 827 V6 engine walk around. Still in a superb condition. Has 121,000 miles on clock. Not bad for a 17 year old car. Engine is actually originated from Honda Legend 2.7 V6.
Rover 800 ELECTRIC WINDOWS/SUNROOF BEEPING? 820 825 827 vitesse sterling coupe
This is how to stop your windows and/or sunroof from beeping on your Rover 800. I needed to do the ones on my Rover 800 (Zircon Silver Coupe No.1) after reconnecting the battery. This will usually solve the beeping (although it normally takes a few more goes!).
If the windows do still beep, then you may have to remove the door panels and use some spray grease on the cables/mechanicals! Sometimes the drivers switch pack may need resoldering, as they do suffer from dry solder joints on occassion. (as you have two switches on each window in every car, then if one does work and one does not, then it is worth resoldering the one that does not fully function).
Also some owners do seem to suggest problems occuring as a result of bad connections in the main fuse box too! So if the above stuff fails it will do you no harm to have that resoldered too!
TWR Bastos Rover Vitesse in NZ
Hulme/Allain/Hahne car racing at Ruapuna in Christchurch, New Zealand. Video includes close up on interior and car racing.