Rover 220 GTi Turbo

Specification

Year of Manufacture: 1993

Owned by: Lindsey Smith

Colour: Pearlescent Caribbean Blue with Granite Half Leather Interior

Options: Infra-red Remote Door/Tailgate Locking, Pearlescent Paint

Performance: 0-60: 6.4secs

Modifications: Lowered and Uprated suspension, Aftermarket Alloys, Induction Kit, Grooved Discs

Model History

The car that should have been badged an MG! The 220 GTi Turbo was only available for one year between 1992/1993. Although no accurate production figures exist, it is widely hypothesized only 500 were sold with significantly fewer on the roads today. The torquey T Series turbo engine is fitted to the vehicle which produces an extremely smooth and progressive power delivery. The vehicle produces a maximum power output of 197bhp with 237NM of maximum torque at 2100rpm.

Owners Words

After an 8 month search for this particular model specification, I finally found one. A 400 mile trip down to Southampton and the car was mine. Although not perfect at present I plan to bring the bodywork of the car back to factory condition and perhaps add some engine modifications. The car has covered a genuine 130,000 miles from new and drives fantastic. The only thing it can be faulted on is the ride comfort due to the lowered and uprated suspension.

Rover 220 GTi Turbo

Photo © Jonathan Sellars 2006