KeiTH aDaMs ROVER 3500 (SD1)
The sight of Rover’s big beast charging down motorways can still bring the hairs out on the back of my neck, and pleasure to my ears courtesy of the eight cylinders rumbling away contentedly up front.
I’m not one for topping up my tan on the beach, so for me the journey to the coast is what I look forward to, expensive and somewhat dodgy motorway service station lunches aside.
That’s because the SD1 has plenty of torque to despatch even the most tenacious middle-lane motorway hogger and with 155bhp to play with, getting past lines caravans is a doddle. Fun, even.
And then there’s the opulent interior, with plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy a long drive. There’s certainly more room to breathe than a RyanAir flight, that’s for sure.
When I do reach the beach, then the SD1’s supercar-with-four-doors looks will almost rival any tourist resort. Well, perhaps that’s over-egging it, but resorts can’t do 0-60mph in less than 10 seconds...