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Rover SD1 Vitesse

Rover SD1 Vitesse - sports 4-door sedan company Rover, published from 1982 to 1986. It is interesting that, in spite of the relatively small capacity of the engine, this massive streamlined vehicle is able to develop speed of 217 km/hour. Fuel consumption is approximately 11 liters/100 kilometers.

Sports car Rover SD1 Vitesse is equipped with a V-shaped 8-cylinder peredneprivodnym engine, thanks to which accelerate to 60 miles/hour is carried out only in 7.1 seconds. The chassis of the machine are equipped with independent front suspension and a stabilizer of transverse stability.

In spite of the fact that the Rover SD1 Vitesse produced within only 4 years old, his racing modifications have taken part in the rally of the international level, often occupied prize-winning places. Still many connoisseurs of the "old" car admire the fact that the car weight in 1440 kilogram could develop a similar speed. Issue Rover SD1 Vitesse was stopped in 1986.

As part of a group of British leyland. Rover in 1976 presented a model SD1, with beautiful design of the roof, smoothly descends to the rear bumper. The design was inspired by Ferrari Daytona. Initially, in the model used a V-shaped eight-cylinder engine Rover, which was a version of the aluminum engine Buick, rights to which have been bought in the 1960s. Although the model SD1 sold and in the 1980s, by the time she began to look outdated, therefore, has been improved appearance in 1982. The following year, after the launching of the model Vitesse, significantly increased capacity (the French word vitesse means В«speedВ»). In Vitesse used the same scheme as in the SD1 - perednemotornyy, zadneprivodnoy the vehicle with the driven rear axle, suspension but it was lower and more rigid, there were improved front disc brakes, larger wheels and perekalibrovannoe steering. To the engine added electronic fuel injection Lucas, improved head. In 1986, the capacity has been increased to 149 kW.

Maximum speed:

216 km/h

0-95 km/h:

7.1 per sec.

engine Type:

V-shaped 8-cylinder

the working volume of the engine:

3528 cm3


mechanical 5-speed

the Maximum power:

142 kW at 5280 rpm

the Maximum torque:

298 Nm at 4000 rpm


1443 kg


7.8 km/l

Other names of this model: Rover SD1, Standard 2000, Rover 2000, Rover 2300, Rover 2300 S, Rover 2300 SE, Rover 2400 SD Turbo, Rover 2600, Rover 2600 S, Rover 2600 SE, Rover 2600 Vanden Plas, Rover 3500, Rover 3500 SE, Rover 3500 Vanden Plas, Rover 3500 Vanden Plas EFi, Rover V8-S, Rover Vitesse

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