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TVR Headed for US with All-New 500hp Supercar

tvr.co.uk homepage screenshot, TVR Sagaris - 900 - 22.02.2010
tvr.co.uk homepage screenshot, TVR Sagaris - 900 - 22.02.2010

Will likely feature a GM or Ford crate engine

TVR, the bespoke automaker best known for making a cameo in the movie Swordfish, will be relaunched soon.

Citing unnamed sources, Pistonheads is reporting TVR will unveil a new sportscar this summer - possibly at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. While details are limited, the car is expected to be built in Germany.

Despite remaining faithful to "traditional TVR values", power will likely be provided by a crate engine from GM or Ford. This would allow the Russian-owned company to save millions of dollars on engine development and homologation. If TVR were to choose a GM engine, it would likely be the 505 hp LS7, the 566 hp LSA, or the 638 hp LS9 from the Corvette ZR1.

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haman1988 haman1988
well... I think it's a good step by TVR... outsourcing is a good idea, because TVR dose not have the same size of Audi to make all developments in house, and out sourcing will do the job, leaving them with the headache of the design and engineering... the engines from GM or ford will be a good choice for TVR as these engines are being used currently, which means that these engines were tested and people have relied on it... looking at GM and ford.. they are making good sales out of those cars which have the same engines... but if we compare them with TVR.. then we will notice that tvr lacks in its design.. if you have a tvr with the same engine quality of the ford gt but a better looking one than the ford gt.. and you know that tvr will always be faster.. you will definitely go for TVR.. and i know you would :D
Mar 7th, 2010 2:43pm
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haman1988 haman1988
well... I think it's a good step by TVR... outsourcing is a good idea, because TVR dose not have the same size of Audi to make all developments in house, and out sourcing will do the job, leaving them with the headache of the design and engineering... the engines from GM or ford will be a good choice for TVR as these engines are being used currently, which means that these engines were tested and people have relied on it... looking at GM and ford.. they are making good sales out of those cars which have the same engines... but if we compare them with TVR.. then we will notice that tvr lacks in its design.. if you have a tvr with the same engine quality of the ford gt but a better looking one than the ford gt.. and you know that tvr will always be faster.. you will definitely go for TVR.. and i know you would :D
Mar 7th, 2010 2:21pm
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Xanavi23 Xanavi23
I still love the Tuscan personally, last time i checked their webpage it was still offered, one of 3 models.
Feb 23rd, 2010 11:45pm
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andrewB andrewB
yeah i would buy a Sagaris if i had the money, one of the first ones with the exhaust out the side at the back instead of the update with version wonder if the typhon will be continued
Feb 23rd, 2010 3:18pm
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EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
screw the v8 just turbo the inline 6 those 4l sixs make 400+ hp and are already fast
Feb 23rd, 2010 12:10pm
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Zonda Addict Zonda Addict
Imasa, what will the world be like if it were only 1.5 litre cars? We need something Like this every now and then. Cars like this make me a Petrol Head!!
Feb 23rd, 2010 11:19am
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Imasa Imasa
I expected this type of response from enthousiasts. I'm not saying it's a bad car. But you have to be realistic and recognize that you can't take it anywhere except to the track whereas there are plenty of other supercars that can serve for daily driving.
Feb 23rd, 2010 10:25pm
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DrPlacebo DrPlacebo
This is the happiest moment in my whole life... ok, ok maybe just the year.
Feb 23rd, 2010 8:29am
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Edison Edison
Only the TVR name is retained. If it does not have an awesome TVR-developed Inline-6 engine and it's not built in Blackpool then it is not a TVR!
Feb 23rd, 2010 6:27am
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
If it's designed by the same engineers who cares where it's built? It's not like Britain is known for having world class manufacturing facilities lol.
Feb 23rd, 2010 6:56am
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
Really? You don't follow F1 then. And didn't read that Spyker has moved production to the UK. The UK owns the small scale specialist production car market. We're just not that great at large scale stuff, although the Bernaston Toyota plant and Sunderland Nissan plants seem to be doing OK.
Feb 23rd, 2010 8:34am
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motorjedi motorjedi
I'd love to see the LS9 wedged in the bay of a featherweight TVR! Can you imagine HOW quickly you would explode? You wouldn't even get to push the space-age starter button, and BAM! Still, especially if it's a car as diminutive as the Sagaris, it should have a straight six. They should maybe give BMW a call - bore out the 3.0-litre to maybe 4.0, work some magic on the intake and exhaust and rev characteristics and they could easily crack 500bhp. That said, I really wonder what the current status of the company is...
Feb 23rd, 2010 6:26am
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MTC MTC
I miss TVR, I love the Sagaris, glad to see they come back!
Feb 23rd, 2010 6:08am
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Xanavi23 Xanavi23
Despite all the issues with TVR. I've always loved the brand and their ideals about lightweight first. They're cars weigh less than canadian Civics over hear while being F/R sports cars...awesome. Like i said, there are many issues but still, i love the brand and its good to hear good news. Personally i loved TVRs later Inline 6 Speed 6 motors but if they choose to go to a V8, going Ford or GM is a good idea, especially the chevy small block given how light it can be in some tunes.
Feb 23rd, 2010 6:03am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
i didn't know TVR is still in business.
Feb 23rd, 2010 5:17am
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
is it though? It costs nothing to put a webpage up. And TVR has been promising a return for years. Wake me up when they're delivering customer cars.
Feb 23rd, 2010 5:44am
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astroturf777 astroturf777
the russians own tvr now. tvr have always been the corvette of europe - fast but plastic... with a bit of 'viper' in the raw drive appeal of them. awesome.
Feb 23rd, 2010 6:39am
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carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
i think they had an owner switch awhile back??? not too sure... maybe they've been planning ever since and now its all coming together :D:D:D... i think it was some young billionaire who bought the company??? forgot... it was a long time ago lol
Feb 23rd, 2010 10:15am
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rawky rawky
At least with the crate engine, you get rid of all the reliability issues that the Speed6 engines used to have...
Feb 23rd, 2010 5:03am
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Soorena Soorena
at least 500 hp in a car as heavy as one feather.
Feb 23rd, 2010 4:00am
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Imasa Imasa
Another toy for the rich with no real world purpose.
Feb 23rd, 2010 3:46am
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Xanavi23 Xanavi23
WRONG!
Feb 23rd, 2010 6:01am
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motorjedi motorjedi
Imasa, what are you even doing here?
Feb 23rd, 2010 6:21am
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Imasa Imasa
I expected this type of response from enthousiasts. I'm not saying it's a bad car. But you have to be realistic and recognize that you can't take it anywhere except to the track whereas there are plenty of other supercars that can serve for daily driving.
Feb 23rd, 2010 10:36pm
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Xanavi23 Xanavi23
I appreciate the explanation and i get where you're coming from but while this car would be harsh to drive on the street, it would be no worse(major degrees) than its competition.
Feb 23rd, 2010 11:44pm
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