1987 TVR Evo­lu­tion S

Classic Sports Car - - Top Ten -

The S-se­ries was launched in 1986 as the new en­try-level TVR, giv­ing a lower price point for the marque while the wedge moved pro­gres­sively up­mar­ket. But just a year later, TVR hinted at the new model fol­low­ing its an­gu­lar sib­ling’s lead with the ‘Evo­lu­tion S,’ un­veiled at the 1987 Lon­don Mo­tor­fair. It was to still be V6-pow­ered like its lowlier in­car­na­tion – ex­cept that the show car ac­tu­ally had no mo­tor, while TVR tried to de­cide whether to use a Sway­mar-built 3.2-litre ver­sion of the Ford unit, or to re-en­gi­neer the car to take a ‘com­pletely new 3.3-litre V6’ – later re­vealed to be from Holden. The body re­ceived a front-end restyle with large driv­ing lights that pre­viewed the look of the pro­duc­tion V8S, and there were fat split-rim al­loys, a lim­ited-slip diff and tweaked front and rear sus­pen­sion, while in­side there was a full wal­nut-ve­neered dash. Ano­rak fact A 2-litre Cos­worth ver­sion of the S was also re­put­edly built, boast­ing a slightly ter­ri­fy­ing 350bhp and a five-speed transaxle

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