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Jeremy Clarkson 5.2 Rover SD1 race car by RPI Engineering.

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Jeremy Clarkson 5.2 Rover SD1 race car by RPI Engineering.



This is behind the scenes footage of Jeremy Clarksons ‘At Full Throttle’ video which we built this crazy 5.2 Rover SD1 for.It raced the race prep’d,tuned 2.0 16v Nova and won both races,in the RAIN!
www.v8engines.com

Genius, Innovator, Voice Actor, The Original Imposter, Cat Stroker. I like to step on crunchy leaves.

34 Comments

34 Comments

  1. Richard Harrold

    March 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    The SD1 was, when it was new, a horrid, unreliable, badly-built POS. Even so, I still think that the Ferrari/Maserati-inspired shape has stood the test of time and this one, well, let's not even go into what it does for me… one day I'm going to have one like it. Might get the live axle out and bung in a Jag or BMW IRS, but there's something that really appeals about a 5-door, 5-seat, 5-litre hatchback! =D

  2. Richard Harrold

    March 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Also, the Rover V8 – what an engine! So reliable, so tunable, sounds so bloody good… Richard Hammond once called it the Queen Mother of car engines… I'd disagree. Once people started tuning them, it became the Lemmy Kilmister of car engines!

  3. RPIEngineering

    March 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    You are not wrong, whats more we can do 0 – 60 in sub 3.3 seconds with Nigel Deans Rover Rpi Powered Dax, quicker than Lambos at fraction of the price Thats not Grandma stuff in my book

  4. gainweighttoday

    April 16, 2011 at 3:56 am

    RIPEngineering for this car? 😉

  5. 80s_kid

    June 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    The Rover SDI 3.5 was and still is one of my all time fave cars !! i only like the older 70s-80s cars,new cars have no shape or character at all !! they are to disposable..

  6. JAS BARN

    July 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Hahaha lads love Vicki. Damn right as well!

  7. Northax

    August 19, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Sounds like an American V8! Is it? It bet so!

  8. Northax

    August 19, 2011 at 9:39 am

    @eatthisvr6 It sounds like American muscle!

  9. HachiZenki

    September 3, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I wonder what Clarkie would do with a Monster Motorsports Miata?

  10. pattzydriveman2010

    October 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    thats enough hahahahahaaaaa

  11. Our Father

    January 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    At 2:40 VBh nearly hits him

  12. TheFflynnie

    February 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I WANT ONE NOW, BUT IN ROVER BROWN, i would wear a cap and have a smokers pipe in my mouth, then just do a burn out on the high street, me thinks this is GOOD.

  13. benxed

    May 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    The Nova was a awesome car, very well built. Shame Jezza always wins…

  14. crwoody1

    May 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    You've just got to love the glorious soundtrack of the Rover, sounds like a Spitfire at 2:10

  15. AG Whiteman

    January 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    mum's car vs. grandad's

  16. Ammageddon89

    February 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Eargasm when he parked out

  17. stephen88hox

    May 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    filming from a mondeo?

  18. J.P. Craven

    September 26, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Not meaning to offend somebody, but that SD1 sounded like a Diesel with a broken turbocharger running away when Clarkson did that burnout. As much I like the Rover P5 and P5B and P6 I hate the SD1, it's just hideous. A sight for sore eyes…

  19. TSR1989FF

    October 8, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Oooo-kay, then i take it you think the Ferrari Daytona is by association "hideous"?, man i pity you… 😛

  20. travis68charger

    October 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    clarkson makes fun of us americans then he builds this creation i think secretly clarkson wants to be american

  21. archechme

    June 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Looks awesome I must admit, always had a thing for SD1s

  22. thiscocks

    July 23, 2014 at 11:41 am

    god that fkin music

  23. C. K.M

    September 18, 2015 at 4:26 am

    nice car, nice song

  24. manofweed1

    December 21, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Why do yank V8s always seem to go much better when transplanted into a Euro car, it's not as though the rover is a lightweight ?

  25. 86BON86

    February 20, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    song name: Bachman Turner Overdrive – You ain't seen nothing yet 😉

  26. Derek Watson

    March 4, 2016 at 5:22 am

    good car driven by toss po….

  27. Paul Kirkland

    April 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    That is one angry Green monster. Wow that's really sweet

  28. shakealeg1990

    May 3, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Still rather have an XE nova, sorry

  29. boltar2003

    May 9, 2016 at 9:20 am

    What is it with people who upload videos of cars with fantastic engine sounds – then put some lame rock track over the top. I mean, wtf???

  30. Glen Withers

    June 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Jeez, that man Clarkson is a grade "A" wanktrumpet.

  31. Russ Cattell

    June 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Traffic cops would have loved them even more in that tune,

  32. Mark Ellis

    December 6, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Rover sd1 cool car vauxhall Nova chav car

  33. Bryce Davies

    May 1, 2017 at 9:58 am

    who the fuck blasts music when theres a v8 to be heard ffs

  34. Kendal Mintcake

    August 10, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Clarkson is a chomo, plus the music fucks the video right up the arse. I couldn't watch it.

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