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Thread: TVR 5.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freude am Fahren View Post
    Not keen on that sketch, but I'm all about TVR coming back.
    Quote Originally Posted by novicius View Post
    Ditto.
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    Tritto.
    Quattro.

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    Hopefully it will come with TCS and ABS this time round.

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    Update, as it's due to be 'launched' on Friday

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...ck-coupe%CC%81




    (pics from autocar)

    Ford 5.0 V8, tuned to ~500hp by Cosworth
    Six-speed manual
    ~1250 kg

    Will be interested to see how it turns out. I can't stretch to 90k but maybe in the future ;-)

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    Too bad about the 5.0 when there is a sweet, sweet flat plane V8 available.

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    I know - I have no idea why they aren't using that, whether Ford can't or won't supply it, or it'd be too expensive, or they want something different. It would seem the obvious way to go. Still, once the basic car is out there, it opens up the possibility of having the flat-plane engine in it later, whether as a halo model or aftermarket.

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    Nice, but pricey...

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    I think the allure of the big grunty V8 is probably a bigger draw in the UK than it is here. The Voodoo performance gain probably isn't worth the price increase (if Ford would even do it).

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    I would presume that the TVR is getting the 5.0 instead of the 5.2 Voodoo because Ford's done the work of certifying the 5.0 for EU emissions, but I'm not sure how a 500 hp 'tune' would affect that. If the 2018 5.0 is making 460 on 95 RON (91 (R+M)/2), a 500 hp 99 RON tune doesn't seem far-fetched.

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