A Company Known as Grex Is Now Selling the TVR Sagaris As a Kit Car
If you aren’t privy to the British insanity that is TVR, I’ll be happy to inform you. Founded in 1946 in Blackpool, TVR is an independent boutique sports car manufacturer known for creating aggressive, driver-centric RWD sports machines with a penchant for ass-out antics. TVR’s are simple, brutal machines, devoid of any assists or driver aids whatsoever, maximizing driver engagement at all costs. ABS? Learn to threshold brake. Traction control? It’s called your right foot. Air bags? Well, just don’t crash. These things are utterly mad, but unfortunately, we here in the U.S. never got a crack at ‘em. Until now.
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TVR hasn’t brought anything new to the market since 2006, but rumors have flourished in the past couple of years stating that the company was preparing for a comeback with a Corvette-engined roadster. Until now those rumors were just the flapping of gums, but it looks like the British manufacturer is headed back to the market with models from their old line-up.
TVR has announced they will be starting to build Sagaris, Tuscan, Tuscan MK II, Cerbera, Chimaera, and Griffith models to individuals’ specifications. All of the cars will be powered by a new 6.2 liter V8 engine with an output of 426 HP and 420 lb/ft of torque. The engine will be mated to an enforced 5 gear gearbox at a fixed price.
TVR has also promised that the Tuscan MK II Convertible set to be reborn will be the fastest factory convertible. It will be capable of hitting a top speed of 187mph with an open top.
Earlier today we reported that TVR announced it will start building an updated version of the Sagaris by the end of 2008. Car magazine reveals today the first images of the 2009 Sagaris series 2. The sports car will debut next week.
The Sagaris 2 will be powered by the same 380bhp 4.0-litre ’Speed Six’ as before, capable of revving to nearly 8000rpm and spitting you down the road on your way to 60mph in just 3.7sec. Top speed will be around 160mph.
The new Sagaris 2 would go on sale in early 2009.