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Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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"Rush" Rover V8s?
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: March 03, 2014 04:54PM

Just read an article about the F1 cars used in the new movie Rush. A few of the replicas were powered by Rover V8s! I thought that was really neat! I hope I or someone can find out more and post it!

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Dave Craddock
(359 posts)

12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: "Rush" Rover V8s?
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: March 04, 2014 05:33PM

Probably the crash / rough usage cars were rebuilt chassis with the period bodywork and the rover power. Looking at the pictures I think they used a lot of restored cars/owners for fill in , as they seemed to have the DFV cosworth engines but there was a couple pics with ohv engines.I'll bet the owners of the real F-I cars were paid handsomely !!

Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4320 posts)

10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: "Rush" Rover V8s?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 05, 2014 08:05AM

The film features a fabulous array of real cars, with two McLaren M23s, two Ferraris (312T and 312T2), two Lotus 77s and two six-wheel Tyrrells—converted from 1977-spec to 1976 with replica bodywork—among the star performers. Most other marques of the era were also represented by at least one example.
The producers could not source some key cars, so Howard's team commissioned Ligier-Matra and Brabham-Alfa replicas with Rover V8 engines. Two 1973 BRM P160s were created for early scenes depicting Niki Lauda's spell with the team.


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Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3174 posts)

04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: "Rush" Rover V8s?
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 02, 2014 11:19AM

Did someone say "Repco V8's" ??

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