Honest John reviews V8s
Honest John's begins his review of V8s saying "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". His list of the top 8 V8s is:
> Aston Martin V8 Vantage
> Jaguar XK8/XKR
> Lotus Esprit V8
> MGBGTV8
> Morgan Plus 8
> Range Rover
> Rover P5B
> Rover 75 V8 - what about ZTT260V8?
Posted: 180529
Andy Goves has spotted Honest John just reviewed British V8s on its website saying ""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". The MGBGTV8 features as No 4 and his summary notes "the first V8-engined MGBs were converted by MG specialist Ken Costello, but British Leyland understandably wanted a slice of the action. The official MGBGTV8 arrived in 1973, using the standard GT’s bodyshell but with the V8 power (137bhp) it had always deserved thanks to the fitment of Rover’s ubiquitous 3.5-litre powerplant. Just 2,591 GT V8s were built during its three-year career, not helped by the global energy crisis and the soaring cost of petrol at the time of its launch. A V8-engined MG would reappear in 1992, however, with the launch of the short-lived RV8".