Originally Posted by theonlypheonix
And yes... I did intentionally pick to reference a Rover 3500S because of a similarity to the N*. For those that remember their auto history will probably know the reason why
For those curious about the Rover/NorthStar connection, they both have ALL aluminum GM engines. The Rover company (British Leyland) purchased all the tooling for GM 1961-1963 all aluminum 215 ci V8 engine and I believe it is still used to this date although the fuel systems have changed over the years. Its worthy to note that in its form it did not have any of the reliability issues the NorthStar has i.e. HG/bolt problems and was popular when bored out and re-cranked in Can Am racing. An example of the good old days
and another engine I was able to get 200K mile on without major issues.