The TVR Sagaris is a sports car designed and built by the British manufacturer TVR in their factory in Lancashire.
Featuring an all-new design, the Sagaris made its debut appearance at the MPH03 Auto Show in 2003. The final production model was then shown at the 2004 Birmingham Motorshow. Later that year, it was released for public sale at TVR dealerships around the world. Based on the TVR T350, the Sagaris was designed with endurance racing in mind. Several design features of the production model lend themselves to TVR’s intentions to use the car for such racing. The multitude of air vents, intake openings and other features on the bodywork allow the car to be driven for extended periods of time on race tracks with no modifications required for cooling and ventilation.
As with all modern TVRs the Sagaris ignores the European Union guideline that all new cars should be fitted with ABS and at least front airbags. Yet, TVRs are not provided with any electronic driver’s aids (such as traction control or electronic stability control).
The car’s name comes from the sagaris, a lightweight battle-axe used by the Scythians which was feared for its ability to penetrate the armor of their enemies. The car was designed by Graham Browne.
Engine: TVR Speed Six engine, Straight-6
Engine size: 3996 cc (4.0L)
Power Output: 400 bhp (298 kW) @ 7000 rpm
Torque Output: 349 lbf.ft (451 Nm) @ 5000 rpm
Valvetrain setup: 4 valves per cylinder, Dual Overhead Cam
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Front: Independent, double wishbones, coil-over gas dampers, sway bars
Rear: Independent, double wishbones, coil-over gas dampers, sway bars
Front: 322 mm ventilated disc brakes
Rear: 298 mm ventilated disc brakes
Wheels: 18 in aluminum alloy wheels
Body Panels: Glass fiber
Weight: 2513 lb (1140 kg)
Top speed: 190 mph (310 km/h) estimated
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph): 3.6 seconds