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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 75 V8

We make no apologies for including a second Rover, for this was a brand that produced some of Britain’s best V8 saloons. So why did we decide to feature the relatively recent 75? Because the V8 version’s switch from front- to rear-wheel drive was a neat engineering twist, whilst its use of a 4.6-litre ex-Mustang engine made it one of the best Q-cars of all time.

Just a few hundred 75 V8s were built before MG Rover went bust in 2005, making this a high-performance luxury express with real appeal as a future classic.

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   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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