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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

Metro SP - theme sketches 1990.03


ROVER Special Vehicle Division existed around 1990 to commission and develop new niche products form the existing Rover product range.

One of many of the vehicles on which new concepts were developed was the Metro.

The ‘hot hatch’ was a booming market, and even though there were MG and Turbo derivatives before, it was felt that there was still more possibilities to explore that niche.

Fresh from the Escort RS Cosworth project, the Metro ‘SP’ was treated to a similar wild ‘bespoilering’, firstly in sketch form, and as clay models a year later. 

This relationship eventually led to the commissioning of the PR3 MGF design programme.