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TVR's 3.7 sec hotty

2007-02-14 12:30
The all-new TVR Sagaris uses track-bred technology and promises a 0-100 km/h time of 3.7 seconds from its 4.0 litre straight six...

There are very few sports cars that could be such an assault on the senses (particularly the eyes), yet manage to be utterly desirable. TVR's new Sagaris is bound to elicit its fair share of dejected sighs.

Designed to be the ultimate 'racing car for the road', every component on the new Sagaris has been designed to suit a distinct purpose. This very dramatic model has been described by the manufacturer as being the everyday Le Mans car.

Weighing just over a tonne, the Sagaris? mass is also kept low with the use of an all-aluminium 4.0 litre Speed Six powerplant. This straight six produces 283 kW between 7 000 and 7 500 r/min and 473 N.m at 5 000 r/min. A five-speed manual transmission powers the coupe to over 260 km/h while allowing it to sprint from 0 - 100 km/h in about 3.7 seconds.

The engine uses forged aluminium pistons and individual port throttles for the multipoint fuel injection, while the ignition and injection systems are governed by adaptive Lambda sensors.

Using a rigid tubular steek chassis and lightweight composite bodywork, the coupe uses independent double wishbones with gas hydraulic dampers and an anti-roll bar at the front and rear.

To add to the Sagaris's mean appearance, its stainless steel exhaust has been specially tuned to deliver a sufficiently throaty roar.

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