Just out ouf curiosity;
Did you do something to your exhaust to make it sound better? If yes, what did you do? Did you get the expected result?
The Rover V8 is a V8 what sounds pretty good, but the Yanks have set a standard what is hard to meet, my opinion.
I had a Mercedes 350SE (V from 1972 with a 5 liter V8 from a 1985 model, home made exhaust with a 40cm muffler, sounded alright, not loud, but very penetrating, if you were on 10 or 50 meters distance, it sounded the same, the cops were the only ones who didn't like it.
Now I have a Disco 1 and a P38, both 4.6, both non stock exhausts, both have home made exhausts, Disco also has a home made muffler, P38 has a Hooker aeroflow muffler but has 2 pipes on either side with 2 tips on either side.
Disco has 2 2" pipes what stop just before the rear axle.
When my wife drives the Disco and I hear it coming from a distance it sounds beautiful, when you drive it yourself it has a bit of drone, when you hear it in the distance it has a good note to it.
The other day I drove behind my P38, my wife drove my P38, when she stepped on it it sounded really good. Throaty and raw, but distinguised, the same as when you drive it..
The other day I heard a (I think) stock V8, sounds good too!
The P38 sounds really good with just the cats and a "hot dog" to take the edge of, but it was probably to loud to pass the roadworthy test.
So, what did you do to make your V8 sound better?