Side by side the MG towered over the Vitesse, and this is the one big difference I found. You ‘sit’ in a Vitesse and other SD1’s, low down, where as in the ZT and other modern cars you feel like you are sitting ‘on’ them. Initial impression of the ZT interior was that it was quite nice, no wood though. Lots of toys, and a bit cheap and very dark! The Vitesse is nice and light inside with its two-tone grey trim.
Next job was to get comfortable, how do you move these seats? No electrics here, and very difficult to sort out as it seemed to raise the seat as you go forward. Anyway time to fire up, it makes a lovely subdued V8 noise, obviously it must meet current drive by noise regulations, which thankfully my Vitesse does not! Engaging reverse bought the obligatory bleep from the parking aids, how I wish they could be fitted to SD1’s! Now to go forward.