Good old rover video

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Re: Good old rover video

#2 Post by 1234dist » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:45 pm

:glare not exactly the best advert.

Can’t corner for s***, Smokey broken engine...
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Re: Good old rover video

#3 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:50 pm

Bonus points if you noticed the unmarked police 420 GSi Turbo :cool

Not a lot wrong with the engine in that SD3......they did suffer from oil surge under hard cornering (speaking from experience of a company 216 Sprint I had many years ago. I tried to make it perform as well as my own MG Maestro Efi that I had at the time.....needless to say, without success :laughing2 )
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Re: Good old rover video

#4 Post by Aaronrover214cab1993 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:54 pm

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:50 pm
Bonus points if you noticed the unmarked police 420 GSi Turbo :cool

Not a lot wrong with the engine in that SD3......they did suffer from oil surge under hard cornering (speaking from experience of a company 216 Sprint I had many years ago. I tried to make it perform as well as my own MG Maestro Efi that I had at the time.....needless to say, without success :laughing2 )
Yes the 420 is like a unexpected bonus clip :laughing2

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Re: Good old rover video

#5 Post by engtmitc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:08 am

Was great fun that X Cars series, about a Greater Manchester Police unmarked cars unit in c.1996.

Look out for the bit in another episode where a nutter in a Mk2 Cavalier reverses over the bonnet of the 420. And was that good old T series Turbo torque steer I detected in the on board shot...

'Nice gearchange, mate' as he crunches the change in the Cossie.

The bit where the driver emphasises that the Police taught him not to stereotype..then the next minute its 'oh look, four lads in an XR2, let's have a chat with them'.
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Re: Good old rover video

#6 Post by 1234dist » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:51 am

There was once a white RST on this or similar shows, that was a mate of mine. He out ran a total of 87 cop cars and got out of sight by putting it in another friends garage but was caught later that week taking the car home :laughing2

They didn't show that bit, they cut the two days together to make it look like the cops always win. :glare
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Re: Good old rover video

#7 Post by Aaronrover214cab1993 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:37 am

I totally agree they never like to show the bits where they loose :oops

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Re: Good old rover video

#8 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:48 pm

Or we could look at the video positively.

SD3 used as a bank robbery getaway vehicle. R8 owner in a 420T says "Ay up! I'm having a piece of that" and reckons he can out-drive the police to save the day, and he pretty much does!

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Re: Good old rover video

#9 Post by ROVER-25X » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:36 pm

As dist said its a bad advert for the old SD3 but a great advert for the R8 *laughs*. :laughing2
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