Rover 200 BRM
The Rover 200 (R3) was a B-Segment car launched in 1995 with smaller dimensions than its predecessor.
The first performance version of the model was the Rover 200 BRM launched at the 1998 British Motor Show as a limited edition model ( 795 built for the UK market and an additional 350 units for the rest). The car was fitted with a 1.8-litre VVC K-Series engine producing 145 hp (107 kW) of power and 174 Nm of torque, allowing a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 8,0 and a top speed of 202 km/h (125 mph). Technical adjustments consisted of 20 mm (0.8 in) lower ride height over the Vi and improved damping and handling, a close-ratio gearbox with a TorSen differential further developed from the Rover 220 Turbo, reduced torque steer and improved straight-line stability.
Visually the car was based on the range-topping Vi model but with 1960’s BRM styling cues. On the outside, there was Brooklands Green paintwork, with silver trim details, large 16″ alloys, and an exclusive woven mesh grille sat above a large orange snout in the front bumper, which was the BRM trademark nose on all of its 1960s Formula One racing cars. Inside, there were red quilted leather seats and door panels, red carpet, seat belts and steering wheel. Alloy heater controls and turned aluminium trim complimented this.
Except the Rover 200 BRM, the car formed the base for another hot hatch, the MG ZR 160 launched in 2001.
Rover 200 BRM
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262 mm Ventilated Discs
239 mm Discs