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Re: rover v8, triumphs and f1
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- Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 09:42:51 +0012
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..> I guess I have it backwards. The 4 banger TR7 must be a Rover/Buick
..> V8 split in half.
..> Tim NJ 90CQ, 77SPitfire
nope, there is no relationship. the triumph 4 came from saab originally i think...
..>(Actually - I don't think there _is_ a native British V8. I think they're all
..> derivations of late 1960s and early 1970s US designs.)
..> Phil Payne
..> Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club
there are a few native pommy v8's. the aston and rolls come to mind.
..>> Actually, the Rover V-8 descends from the Buick aluminum V-8 of
..>> the early '60s. The tooling was sold to Rover, who have used it for years
..>> in the 3500, adn now the Land Rover. It is also the same engine that was
..>> used in the TR-8. It's a pretty nice engine.
..>Nice enough that it also won a World F1 Championship!!
..>Chris Palmer (1995.5 S6 Wagon) "Ashes to ashes,
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..>email@example.com Thommo must!"
huh? no motor derived from the buick v8 has won a f1 world championship. the most notable "production derived" [sic] motor was the bmw 4 which won the championship for brabham during the early turbo era...