Those are the models that get lost amidst the Triumphs, MGs, ACs, Sunbeams and Healeys, back when a lightweight, thin-skinned English sports car with a [in its day] powerful engine and no ABS wasn't a novelty. The models highlighted in the article are likely more memorable for a certain generation as they were the ones more likely to appear in video games and horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible John Travolta movies (I know what you're thinking: "There were no TVRs in Battlefield Earth.").Come on now. That's not the original TVR Griffith. And while we're here, that's not the original Tuscan, either.
No you're right, the V8 in the Griffith was a Rover engine, the AJP8 or Speed Eight V8 engine which TVR developed was intended to be used in the Griffith but it wasn't completed on time. In the end the only road model it was used in was the Cerbera.The 5.0ltr in the Griffith wasn't a TVR engine? It was still the Rover? Sorry if I'm wrong.
Aha, you've found my deliberate (ish) mistake . Yes the Speed Six was straight, it was only V when two were mated together to form the Speed 12 engine. Serves me right for logging in on a Sunday morning .Dave, I am going to be pedantic again, but the Speed Six was straight? We TVR enthusiasts should get it right???? (All in jest).
I think the Sagaris looks a great deal like what Lamborghini has been doing lately, albeit not quite so angular, with panels having a very tacked-on (and worse, floating-above) appearance and disjointed lines as opposed to flowing ones.You think Lamborghini would or would've made a car that looked like the Sagaris?
W112 BHG is out there somewhere, I believe it last changed hands (publically at least) in 2010. It was drivien in 2005 by John Baker in Evo magazine, the article is a great read if you can ever find it. Not sure what's going on with the replica being built with the Jaguar engine.The Speed 12, despite never making it to production is probably the most ridiculous car TVR has and ever will make. It's a shame it never made it to production (outside of a prototype using a race car body sold to one person) cause it was a car that could have possibly dethroned the McLaren F1.
I wonder where that Speed 12 prototype is now.
Yeah, I don't know what's up about the Jaguar powered replica. I haven't even heard about it until now. I just hope W112 BHG is in good hands. I think I did dig up that Evo article once.W112 BHG is out there somewhere, I believe it last changed hands (publically at least) in 2010. It was drivien in 2005 by John Baker in Evo magazine, the article is a great read if you can ever find it. Not sure what's going on with the replica being built with the Jaguar engine.
Actually looking through my old photo's of it. At goodwood it's reg was W112 BHG. But defo has the smooth body They're not great pics because they're scans. I didn't have a digital camera back then. Also included some other pics. A couple again from the early 2000's when it was racing in the getaway livery. Scans though unfortunately. Then a couple of the TR Speed 12 last year. I do have a pic of it at the motorshow to. But really not worth uploading unfortunately. And I missed the FoS when it was there last.
Those last three pictures.... It honestly looks downright stunning. But "Speed 12 Turbo"?
What, a compact, obviously front-engined coupe with barely a flat surface in sight looks like a Lambo? No. Just no.
I think the Sagaris looks a great deal like what Lamborghini has been doing lately, albeit not quite so angular, with panels having a very tacked-on (and worse, floating-above) appearance and disjointed lines as opposed to flowing ones.