It's lights out for TVR
The British manufacturer of quirky, handbuilt, high performance sports cars will be closing its factory just shy of the 60th anniversary of its founding in 1947. In what may prove to be the marque's swan song, its top of the line Sagaris coupe (pictured above) is currently starring in Pirelli Film's new internet movie "The Call."
For most of its history, TVR built its cars around powerplants sourced from mainstream manufacturers, but in later years it began to manufacture its own engines, beginning with a V8 (now discontinued), and all of its current models are powered by the company's Speed Six, an inline, normally-aspirated six capable of 380 hp in the 4-liter version.
No word yet from TVR on the company's future plans, or the role of its young Russian CEO, Nikolai Smolensky.
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