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 system,
The third car is a JE Engineering 3500 EFi Twin Plenum engined Vitesse with a full SS JE sports Exhaust.
Rover SD1 Vitesse with some engine mods
Out for a drive in a Twin (Throttle) Plenum Vitesse that had its engine breathed on by JE Engineering in the late 90's . Been in storage for 10 years until this year, engine only has 9000 miles on it since the rebuild.
Still 3.5 litres, but has fully balanced and ported heads, JE101 Cam, JE custom built SS Exhaust system, high pressure oil pump, double-valve springs, triple-valve seats, centre-pull plenum butterflies, Tornado Evolution ECU
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...
phil's 5.3 v8 rover sd1 vitesse
phil leaving the february 16th meet of the rover sd1 club essex area at the cross keys hatfield peveral in his 5.3 litre v8 rover sd1 vitesse.
for more information on the rover sd1, visit www.roversd1club.net
A little footage of the man Charlie Broomfield taking a guy for a little go in his rover at the PPC in the park event at Mallory park.
The car is a real feat of engineering. a 27 (thats Twenty seven!) litre v12 Tank engine (Rolls-Royce meteor) squeezed into a Rover SD1 shell, its road legal too!