ZT-T 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 car formats, 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.
Externally there is little clue to the extent of
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 new manufacturing facility was been 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.
See ZT-T 260 photo profile. More
6095 2003, MG Rover. More
road test, September 2003. More
260 V8 review, February 2004. More