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Old 10-20-2006, 02:10 AM   #1
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Tvr....

thanks to the russian bloke Nikolai Smolensky!
TVR are now packing up and leaving britain for good!
sad news for us brits!
http://cars.uk.msn.com/News/car_news...mentid=1086851
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:17 AM   #2
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Weren't they making a car that was supposed to have around 1300hp? lol.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:21 AM   #3
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it was 800bhp and it was too powerful to take on a public road because it would spin all the way through the gears until 6th (apparently) thats if you and me are thinking of the same car, either that, or youre getting confused with TKR!

TVR Speed 12
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That's the one lol. It was TKR
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:26 AM   #5
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well, TKR are staying where they are! is it me or is Britains motor industry diminishing??? we still have Caterham, NOBLE, TKR and small, back shed car companies because TVR were the pride of Blackpool!!!
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:02 AM   #6
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it was 800bhp and it was too powerful to take on a public road because it would spin all the way through the gears until 6th (apparently) thats if you and me are thinking of the same car, either that, or youre getting confused with TKR!

TVR Speed 12

Holy shit, thats sex on wheels, screw the TKR, looks like another radical supercar, that TVR on the other hand looks like a Viper meets Enzo, with those power and looks, damn what I would give just to drive one once.... god knows I'd prolly kill myslef in it.
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well, TKR are staying where they are! is it me or is Britains motor industry diminishing??? we still have Caterham, NOBLE, TKR and small, back shed car companies because TVR were the pride of Blackpool!!!
What about Lotus? MG? Land Rover? Jaguar?
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:29 AM   #8
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What about Lotus? MG? Land Rover? Jaguar?
Lotus are owned by Proton, MG are chinese, Land Rover, well, british to the core and Jaguar, Ford like you know!
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:00 PM   #9
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well, TKR are staying where they are! is it me or is Britains motor industry diminishing??? we still have Caterham, NOBLE, TKR and small, back shed car companies because TVR were the pride of Blackpool!!!
It would seem that way....I've never really liked our cars though..
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:37 PM   #10
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we do still have the London Taxi thats still english
(not the fastest car in the world though but its entered the Gumball Rally once!)
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:51 AM   #11
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Anyway, whats your favourite TVR??? anyone?
mine would be the Cerbera 4.5 Speed Eight i have in my sig below! great car, great sound to. Big British V8
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:38 PM   #12
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Lotus are owned by Proton, MG are chinese, Land Rover, well, british to the core and Jaguar, Ford like you know!
Land rover belongs to ford too...lol


And the good thing about tvrs is they are relatively affordable...generally range from like 100,000-120,000 dollars (converted from english currency), unlike most other super cars.

I'd kill to get one of these, though

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Old 10-24-2006, 10:12 PM   #13
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i know Land Rover is Ford too, what i meant is the design is british, the engineering is british too and it was designed for the british (mostly)!
and that is the only sort of Pagani id have, the soft top/removable roof (what would you call it? the one with no roof???) but it would be useless here, speed bumps that dont run the length of the road but raise from the middle! country roads that arnt as wide as that is!
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Who Killed the British Automotive Industry?

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well, TKR are staying where they are! is it me or is Britains motor industry diminishing??? we still have Caterham, NOBLE, TKR and small, back shed car companies because TVR were the pride of Blackpool!!!
Found these videos at school today. This explains what went wrong with the British Automotive Industry.

Clarkson's Car Years - "British Leyland" Part I
Clarkson's Car Years - "British Leyland" Part II
Clarkson's Car Years - "British Leyland" Part III
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