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Performance version of Rover 75, launched in 2001 after the Phœnix Four bought MG and Rover from BMW. The ZT handled like the 75 always should, but for BMW’s insistence to distance the Rover brand from anything performance-like. Estate launched as ZT-T. Rover produced wilder variants of the ZT, including a rear-wheel-drive model with a Ford Mustang V8 called the 260, with a tiny handful of automatics toward the end of the run. Plans for even more outrageous ZTs never eventuated, but one ZT-T did secure the record for World’s Fastest Estate with a top speed of 225·609 mph (360·9 km/h). Replaced by Chinese-made MG 7.

Marque: MG | Successor: MG 7

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