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One of the biggest TriumphDVD releases for many years - certainly since Bullet Reloaded in 2013 - this production will not disappoint with every senior person responsible for every aspect of the last true Rover interviewed in detail. This model proved what the British engineers could achieve when they were allocated a budget comparable to those of their international rivals and there is no doubt that the Rover 75 and the 2001 variant the MG ZT, were world-beating cars in their respective classes. Originally a front-wheel drive model, the introduction of the fire-breathing V8 brought a rear-wheel drive option into the fabulous range already available.
This is the story of the concept, design, development and production of these historic cars and told exclusively by the men who were there at the time including presentation by former Rover dealer Mike Humble. It is one of the most comprehensive classic car documentaries ever made and packed with interviews, archive film, archive images and offered as a stunning Blu-ray in addition to the standard definition DVD. This fabulous production takes the already exceptional standards previously attained by TriumphDVD to even greater heights.
CODE NAME: R40 is the comprehensive story of the concept, development and production of the R40 project and also features detailed accounts of the end of MG Rover in 2005 and how it affected those involved; a hard-hitting section told by the people who were there and directly affected.
1. The full interview with Rover 75 exterior stylist Richard Woolley
2. The full session with Project Director, Peter Morgan + Chief Engineer, David Waide + Programme Planner, Mike Kinnear.
3. An extensive look at individual R40 models with their respective owners.
4. Gerry Lloyd and his Rover 75 Coupe replica remastered especially for this release
5. The Car Mechanics Magazine Rover 75.
Featuring the following from the R40 team…
Peter Morgan: Project Director
David Waide: Chief Engineer
Mike Kinnear: Programme Planner
Richard Woolley: Rover 75 Exterior Stylist
Paul Chantry: Project Director - Manufacturing Strategy
Paul Towers: IT Manager
Denis Chick: Communications Director
Rob Oldaker: Product Development Director
Kevin Jones: Press Officer
Ron Brown: Brand Manager/Sales & Marketing
Ian Pogson: Engine Powertrain Programme Manager
Peter Bourne: Principal Engineer (Chassis)
Neil Wedgbury: Paint & Corrosion Manager
Ian McDougall-Bell: Rover 75/MG ZT Engineer
George Houghton: Engine Development Manager
Julian Buckler: Engine Design Engineer
Robin Wilson: Design Process Manager
Andy Smith: Senior Chassis Development Manager
Adrian Guyll: Vehicle Safety Integration
This double disc is the ultimate production for enthusiasts of the R40 range of cars and gives all classic car enthusiasts a unique opportunity to sit down in their own living room to be a party to the extensive conversations with some of the most senior people from the British motor industry of recent years. A most informative piece of work that is sure to enthral even the most ardent automotive history buff.