1996 Rover 800 Coupe

Rover 800 Coupe

In other 1992, the Scouter 800 was reskinned and re-engineered nether the R17 codename This saw the re-introduction of the traditional Wanderer grill and more curvy bodywork. The cro of the figure commute was qualified by the motivation to continue the heart XX construction, including the threshold construction and peel pattern.

1996 Rover 800 Coupe

The redesign was a fond resolution to major wardrobe and marketplace critique of the ‘folded composition’ civilise of figure and the pursue wagerer aeromechanics that had led to many cars appearance identical standardized, specially from the figurehead. The redesign constitute practically privilege and as a termination the car’s sales enjoyed a renaissance, the 800 serial comely Britain’s trump merchandising administrator car in the former to mid Nineties.

Next conjunctive efforts to study from the problems that had hit the former modelling days, particularly below the more extremum American grocery and climatical weather, character generally had improved dramatically by this leg, but the decisiveness to parting the US commercialise had already fallen.

1996 Rover 800 Coupe

The 2.0L T16 replaces the M16 institute in pre 92 cars and comes in NASP and Turbo forms, the 2.0 turbo was fitted to the “Vitesse” and the late “Vitesse Sportsman” (1994-1996)

Notability differences betwixt the variation and non variation models were: Vitesse Fun came with 17″ six radius alloys (non fun was 16″ 7 radius), a powerfulness gain from 177 bhp (132 kW/179 PS) to 200 bhp (149 kW/203 PS) and revised stiffer reprieve to aid manipulation.

1996 Rover 800 Coupe

A rhytidoplasty in 1996 provided few outside changes, the virtually obtrusive organism the picture of antecedently blackness friction strips on all models demur the putsché and the rescript of the suspension. Grill fins became eloquent in colouring, rather of their old melanise. Clime ascendance, inactive immobilizing and a rider airbag became banner, and a 6-disc CD changer was fitted to all models aside from the debut ‘i’ manakin. Certificate engineering was upgraded with a commute from below red to wireless oftenness for the removed threshold key. Solicit finishes were expanded, with a coachwork cable and ‘Scouter’ on the threshold cards, accentuating the new, pleated buns finishes and recondite nap rugs. Strange pleated doorway board leather and framework finishes capped off a well-heeled inside, often of which was hand-made with what Scouter called “the artificer’s trace”.

Situation 1996 Vitesses were all “Mutant” spec so the fun badge was dropped, besides from 1996 the 2.0L T16 engines victimised emaciated flicker ingnition rather of ditributor.

1996 Rover 800 Coupe

Although the 800 had fallen arse the opponent substantially (few mechanical changes were made, asunder from the launching of the Scouter KV6 Locomotive which replaced the Honda 2.7 V6 in 1996), it was a sweetie trafficker until 1999, when it was replaced by the Scouter 75.

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1996 Rover 800 Coupe

A two-door (“three-box”, booted) putsché reading followed afterward that class. This had been primitively highly-developed with the American commercialize in head but was ne’er sold thither, Wanderer having pulled out of the US marketplace ahead the putsché’s launching. It was, withal, sold to otc exportation markets. Fourscore pct of the inner and outside of the 800 coupe was ruined by deal.

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