The T3 is the third gas turbine engined car built by Rover in 1956.
The T3 was designed by Spencer king and Gordon Bashford.
The gas turbine engine turbine is rear mounted in the car. This gave the designers at Rover the ability to give the car a body with a low bonnet line, which with a deep wraparound windscreen and large rear window gave excellent visibility.
The T2 incorporates four wheel drive and de-Dion rear axle and is fitted with all round disc brakes.
The turbine has a centrifugal compressor which rotates at up to 52,000 rpm. The Achilles heel of the gas turbine is fuel consumption. The T3 is a perfectly practical road car but it has a paraffin fuel consumption of 13/14 mpg.
Having the engine rear mounted it was possible for Rover to design a body having a low bonnet line which with a deep wraparound windscreen and large rear window gave excellent visibility. The bodywork was of GRP with drive to all four wheels and a de-Dion rear axle.