In the post-Ford-takeover world of Land Rover, there's just no place for the venerable Rover V8. But those who live by that burble and torquey pull (if not the often questionable build quality) will delight in knowing it will live on under the guise of UK firm MCT. Derived from an all-aluminum V8 that GM created in 1961 for Buicks and Oldsmobiles (the Buick 215 and Olds Jetfire turbo), the lightweight engine and its tooling was sold to Rover in 1964. In the ensuing decades, the V8 found its way into Rover cars, MGs, Triumphs, Land Rovers and Morgans (and on and on), moving from 3.5 liters to 4.6 liters (in the previous-generation LR Discovery). That's enough history for today, kids. Time for recess.
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