Twin exhaust outlets fitted to the Plus 8.
The Plus 8 gains US type approval.
All 4/4 cars are fitted with the Ford 1600GT engine previously fitted in the 'competition model'.
The Plus 8 is fitted with the Rover 4-speed all-synchromesh gear box.
A Plus 8 Sports Lightweight is offered in addition to the standard model. Only 19 were built.
The Plus 8 gets the Rover SDI engine and the 5 speed Rover gear box. The car width was increased to 62inch to take the 6inch by 14inch wheels. The engine produced 155 bhp at 5,250 revs. The price in 1977 was (basic) £5,095 plus for the 'lucky' ones in the UK £424.58 special car tax and £441.57 VAT.
4/4 Twin Cam launched as an alternative model fitted with Fiat's twin-cam 1600 engine.