Rover SD1 1976-1986


June 20, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Rover SD1 Vitesse V8 EFI (1983-1986)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
133
0-30 mph
2.7
0-50 mph
5.9
0-60 mph
7.6
0-100 mph
20.7
1/4 mile
15.9
0-1 km
29.3
30-70
7.8
BHP
190 @5280rpm
Torque lbft
220 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
133
Engine capacity CC/CU
3528/215
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
185
Width (in)
69.6
Height (in)
54.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3136
Additional Info: The SD1 was going to be called RT1 for Rover Triumph Number 1, but became SD1 for Specialist Division Number 1. Was named European Car of the Year in 1977. Engine ranges were a 2.0, a 2.3, a 2.4 diesel, several 2.6 petrol versions and several 3.5 Rover (Buick) V8 versions both carb (155bhp) and fuel injection (190bhp). Popular Metropolitan Police car in the 80’s.

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