In this Top Gear segment, Richard Hammond takes the classic Rover SD1 — “the code name given to a series of large executive cars made by British Leyland and Austin Rover Group” — out for a road test. Video after the jump.

This car was launched in June 1976 in liftback form, with the SOHC 2.3 L and 2.6 L sixes following a year later. The car was warmly received by the press and even received the European Car of the Year award for 1977

In this Top Gear segment, Richard Hammond takes the classic Rover SD1 — “the code name given to a series of large executive cars made by British Leyland and Austin Rover Group” — out for a road test. Video after the jump.

This car was launched in June 1976 in liftback form, with the SOHC 2.3 L and 2.6 L sixes following a year later. The car was warmly received by the press and even received the European Car of the Year award for 1977