I took an image of the Ferrari Daytona and stretched it in Photoshop. Are there sufficient similarities of style between the stretched Ferrari Daytona and the Rover SD1 to support the generally held view that David Bache and Spen King were inspired by the Daytona?
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"In 1971, Rover, at that time member of British Leyland, began developing a new car to replace the P6 and the Triumph 2000/2500. The designers of both Triumph and Rover submitted plans for the new car, of which the latter was chosen. David Bache was to head the design team, inspired by exotic machinery such as the Ferrari Daytona and the late 1960s design study by Pininfarina for the BMC 1800, which study also guided the design of the Citroën CX. Spen King was responsible for the engineering. The two had previously collaborated on the Range Rover. The project was first code-named RT1 (for Rover Triumph No. 1) but then soon changed to the now familiar SD1 (for Specialist Division No. 1) as Rover and Triumph were "put" in the new Specialist Division".
Styling Similarity between Ferrari Daytona and Rover SD1
Ferrari Daytona Stretched