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Top 10: British V8s

The British motor industry has for decades dabbled with the glories of the iconic V8, and enthusiasts everywhere have revelled in what is arguably the greatest engine configuration of all time.

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Rover P5B

Launched with a straight-six powerplant, Rover’s majestic P5 went through various updates during its long career, the biggest change occurring in 1967 with the launch of the P5B – complete with Rover’s latest 3528cc engine. This ex-Buick V8 pushed out a healthy 151bhp, dramatically improving the P5’s performance and cruising ability.

The P5’s looks were also brought up to date with the launch of the P5B, thanks to new badging and trendy Rostyle wheels as standard. Both the P5 and P5B offered saloon and coupe derivatives, the latter featuring a lower roofline that dramatically altered its stance.


   on 1 December 2020

The TVR / Rover V8s were originally a Buick engine design. Not sure they really count as British.

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