ZT 260 V8 profile |
MG Rover launched the V8 powered MG ZT 260 V8
in September 2003 as a rear wheel drive vehicle, available in ZT saloon and ZT-T
estate format, powered by a 260bhp 4.6-litre V8 engine with an awesome 410Nm of
torque able to deliver class-leading acceleration. With an on-the-road price starting
at £27,995, the ZT 260 offered an unbeatable combination of price and performance.
there is little clue to the extent of the body structure changes necessary to
accommodate the new rear-wheel drive powerunit, indeed the ZT 260 shares the same
acclaimed style of the front-wheel drive ZTs. Extensive changes have been made
to the underfloor, with new designs for the front and rear floor, as well as an
enlarged transmission tunnel to accommodate the in-line gearbox. A
manufacturing facility was commissioned alongside the existing sophisticated ZT
manufacturing line to ensure these changes to the body were delivered to consistently
high quality standards.|
The ZT 260 utilises Ford's proven 4.6-litre V8 engine,
widely used in North America to power the iconic Ford Mustang and features Tremec's
TR3650 five-speed manual gearbox, manufactured in North America.
axle features Dana's Hydratrak® limited slip differential system, which utilises
vane-pump principles to ensure continuous and seamless torque transmission to
both rear wheels in the event of wheel speed differential.
See ZT 260 photo
6095 2003, MG Rover. More
road test, September 2003. More
260 V8 review, February 2004. More