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4.5 LITRE SPEED 6
Testing times for our new 4.5 litre Speed 6

TVR Power’s new 4.5 litre Speed 6 engine upgrade has been put through its most extensive test yet. Covering 4,250 miles in just 9 days, TVR Power Managing Director Dom Trickett took his 4.5 litre powered black Sagaris through France, over the Swiss Alps and into Italy in an attempt to push the new Speed 6 unit to the limit.

Dom explains “Given the recent blisteringly hot weather, daytime temperatures in Europe were peaking at over 35 degrees. We therefore took the opportunity to get the car over there and put it through its paces. We have extensively tested our new 4.5 Speed 6 engine upgrade and put the unit under significant load at recent track days, but there is no substitute for prolonged high speed driving in such extreme and unforgiving conditions. This was an opportunity we could not miss.”

Indeed travelling through Dijon, over the Swiss Alps to Geneva and Lake Brienz, through Monte Carlo and St Tropez and over the Italian Alps the 4.5 Speed 6 engine never missed a beat. Dom continues “The 4.5 is a development of our ultra-reliable 4.3 Speed 6, but we still have to put it through its paces.

TVR Power does not take anything to market unless it has been comprehensively tested and we are assured of its total reliability. Ironically, looking for engine failures it was eventually a stone through the radiator which cut short our trip, which was an engine test in itself as we ran at over 110 degrees for a good number of miles. We have subsequently stripped and closely examined the 4.5 engine since I returned and the unit hasn’t got one flaw, it is in perfect condition. The TVR Power 4.5 Speed 6 engine is certainly a robust unit.”

TVR Power’s bespoke MBE mapping also passed the 9 day test as the engine didn’t pink once, despite the extreme temperatures and the rarefied atmosphere across the top of the Alps; a testament to John Ravenscroft’s technical expertise and the many hours spent on the Dynojet.

Dom concludes “Delivering over 390bhp at the rear wheels and with this kind of reliability we are sure our new 4.5 will be a big hit. This is an exciting development for all Speed 6 drivers and with a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty, we are sure it is going to be a very busy time for TVR Power, and we are taking orders right now for stroker kits.”

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To speak to Dom and find out more about TVR Power’s new 4.5 litre Speed 6 upgrade, you can call him on 024 7636 6177 or email on dom@tvrpower.co.uk