Triumph GT6 Mk3 Err....Wrong. It had a 1998cc engine with no handling problems at all
The V8 version, chiefly made for the US market, was a pig to get round bends in the wet but no different to a 80's 911 turbo both of which I had the pleasure to own from new.
Rover SD1 Had a V8 79'. Easy to drive and nice to ride in. Went down to Torquay and the snow was so hard packed on the M6/M5 that it shook the gear linkage loose!
Triumph TR7s Not as bad as people say. Had a new one in 81' as well as the V8 addition.