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TVR Headed for US with All-New 500hp Supercar

 TVR Headed for US with All-New 500hp Supercar
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
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March 7, 2010 7:43 am
 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
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March 7, 2010 7:21 am
 Xanavi23 Xanavi23
I still love the Tuscan personally, last time i checked their webpage it was still offered, one of 3 models.
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February 23, 2010 4:45 pm
 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
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February 23, 2010 8:18 am
 EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
screw the v8 just turbo the inline 6 those 4l sixs make 400+ hp and are already fast
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February 23, 2010 5:10 am
 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!!
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February 23, 2010 4:19 am
 DrPlacebo DrPlacebo
This is the happiest moment in my whole life... ok, ok maybe just the year.
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February 23, 2010 1:29 am
 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!
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February 22, 2010 11:27 pm
 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...
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February 22, 2010 11:26 pm
 MTC MTC
I miss TVR, I love the Sagaris, glad to see they come back!
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February 22, 2010 11:08 pm
 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.
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February 22, 2010 11:03 pm
 scratchy996 scratchy996
i didn't know TVR is still in business.
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February 22, 2010 10:17 pm
 rawky rawky
At least with the crate engine, you get rid of all the reliability issues that the Speed6 engines used to have...
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February 22, 2010 10:03 pm
 Soorena Soorena
at least 500 hp in a car as heavy as one feather.
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February 22, 2010 9:00 pm
 Imasa Imasa
Another toy for the rich with no real world purpose.
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February 22, 2010 8:46 pm