Cars with soul
Charming, exciting, quietly brilliant: the cars you don’t expect to love... Any we've missed?
Posted: 25 Mar 2013
Rover SD1 Vitesse twin plenum
Lord knows what planet Rover's thinking beamed in from, but deciding to base the styling for its new executive hatch on a Ferrari Daytona was inspired. Fitted with a 3.5-litre V8, this thing purred with everything that was (occasionally) good about BL. Guilty pleasure.
Year produced: 1986
Country of origin: Great Britain
Fun fact: Rover wanted to call it the Rapide, but Aston intervened...