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Car Review, Figures and Specs for the TVR Sagaris 4.0 - [2003]

TVR Sagaris - Review


The TVR Sagaris - 'Lightweight Battle-Axe'



Sagaris, the Greek name of a lightweight battle-axe used by the Scythians first came into production in 2005. It was based on the TVR T350, but was more focused towards use in endurance racing and track days. The racing intentions are evident throughout the Sagaris’s aggressive features. These include a multitude of air vents, intake openings and other features on the bodywork which allow this TVR to be driven for extended periods of time on race tracks without modifications for cooling. A few subtle differences exist from the pre-production models, most notably the front wheel arch vents which were filled in due in part to dirt and stone chips being flung onto the windscreen.

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Minimalistic driver aids.


TVRs modern tradition of a minimalistic (read: Zero) electronic driver aids such as ABS, traction control, electronic stability control and even airbags. This seems to add to the attraction of TVR and Sagaris ownership and gives an insight into the mind-set of those adrenalin seeking kamikaze pilots that own them. Combine the omission of nanny state driver aids with rear wheel drive and the usual blistering performance, make the Sagaris an exhilarating experience with only yourself in control of this 6 cylinder weapon.


An axe sharp enough to kill you.


The Sagaris is powered by TVR’s ‘Speed Six’ 4.0 Litre naturally aspirated straight six engine giving this lightweight glass reinforced plastic bodied beast a 0-60 time of around 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 185mph. Larger 4.3 and 4.5 litre variants of this engine are also available from TVR specialists just in case 400bhp is not enough power for you. All in all the aptly named axe is sharp enough to kill you or at least rip a limb from your body.


Summary


Positive  No nonsense sports car, Good looks, 0-60mph in 3.9secs.

Negatives  Not for the faint hearted, TVR Build quality and reliability.


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