Tuesday 4th May 2010

Racing Team Creates 7.0-litre V8 TVR Sagaris

Topcats Racing drops LS7 V8 into Sagaris road car

Waiting patiently to get your hands on one of Mr Smolenski's planned V8 TVRs is not the only way to get hold of a Corvette-powered Trevor, it seems. Buckinghamshire-based Topcats Racing is currently in the process of slotting a 7.0-litre LS7 GM V8 beneath the bonnet of a TVR Sagaris.

Topcats - which runs an LS7-engined Mosler MT900 in the Britcar endurance series - have already dropped Corvette mills into several race cars, and one road car - a Cerbera - which is now running around powered by an LS3 V8.

The insertion of the LS7 into the Sag is hardly a plug-and-play affair, though. Topcats has created a bespoke exhaust system and, among other things (all of which you can read about in more detail on the Topcats website), has had to relocate the air-con motor, alternator and starter motor.

When it's finished, the LS7 Sagaris should pump out well over 550bhp. We should find out soon - as you read this the engine will have been fitted, and the first fire-up will be a matter of days away.

Best of all, Topcats and proud V8 Sagaris owner Paul Black have agreed to let PH take the car for a spin once it's ready. Awfully decent of them, really...

Author: Riggers

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