New Zealand Classic Car - - FEATURE -

The TVR Sa­garis was one of the wildest cre­ations to ever leave Blackpool and also the best re­solved. Se­ri­ous money had been spent on de­vel­op­ing the car’s re­li­a­bil­ity, us­abil­ity, and fin­ish, fi­nanced by new owner Russian oli­garch Niko­lai Smolen­sky. Fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of the 4.0-litre Speed Six en­gine meant that it pumped out an of­fi­cial 302kw — plenty con­sid­er­ing that it only weighs just over a ton. De­spite the im­prove­ments, it wasn’t enough to keep TVR run­ning, and the fac­tory was shut down in 2006.

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