The BLMC board meet at Solihull to view scale models of the proposed replacements for the Rover P6 and Triumph 2000/2500. David Bache of Rover had produced six scale clay models – five hatch-backs and a notch-back â€“ for consideration by the board.
P10 however was not the only contender for the replacement . Triumph , still independent of Rover but part of British Leyland, had been working on a replacement for their own 2000 saloons codenamed Puma.
Both projects were bought together for assessment , but the board opted for P10 . Puma was thought to be too conventional in style. The chosen P10 alternative was selected at the viewing.
The P10 is now renamed RT1 .
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