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1982-1986 ROVER SD1 Vitesse specifications

1982-1986 ROVER SD1 Vitesse specifications Classic and Performance Car

Once referred to as ‘the poor man’s Aston Martin’ by Motor magazine, the Rover Vitesse remains a fast and effective bruiser of a sports saloon, despite the relatively paltry horsepower figure. Extrovert spoilers and racy trim completed the Vitesse transformation, and, despite the SD1 having been around for six years when it first appeared, it was a surprise success for Rover. Later twin plenum version homologation special, developed with help from Lotus, was more powerful. TWR-prepared touring car racers won at international level. Add another 20% for Twin Plenum cars.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £14,950
  • Price (excellent)
    £6,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,650
  • Price (project):
    £800

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.1secs
  • Top speed:
    135.0mph
  • Power:
    187.0bhp
  • Torque:
    220.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, coil spring, Watt linkage
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4730mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2810mm
  • Width:
    1770mm
  • Height:
    1360mm
  • Weight:
    1440kgs

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