The Rover V8 is still being kept alive to this day by specialists such as the aforementioned RPi Engineering in Norfolk, United Kingdom. RPi specialise in reconditioning, maintaining, and tuning Rover V8s, as well as occasionally selling performance versions of the 3.9/4.0 & 4.6 litre engines. Another company specialising in the sale of reconditioned 3.5 litre engines are JRV8 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
Despite reports of its imminent death, the famous V8, used in many Solihull-built Land Rover products, is alive and burbling and in production in the UK. MCT Reman, the West Country based engineering and manufacturing specialist, won a contract from Land Rover for the continuation of production to support the aftermarket requirement for original equipment engines.
Production has been relocated from the home of Land Rover at Solihull to MCT’s plant in Weston-super-Mare, England. MCT will also handle sourcing and procurement of components and sub-assemblies, as well as testing and supply of the finished product. MCT’s customers include Ford, Land Rover, GM, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Subaru, Caterham and LDV.
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