|TVR POWER is pleased to announce the arrival of the Taraka 500 Plus Special Edition engine upgrade.
We realise that for some owners, the standard power output of a 500 engine just isn’t enough, so for those of you who feel brave TVR POWER has developed a further range of engine modifications to boost the power output of our already legendary engines.
Visually, there isn’t much difference, apart from the large bore plenum top and Samco silicone hosing, but don’t let that fool you! The Taraka Build also comes with a 3 years warranty cover.
The modifications include camshaft, followers, rocker gear, inlet manifold modifications, inlet trumpet base mods, cc cylinder heads, plenum top & ECU chip.All internal mechanical running gear will be replaced on full Taraka Plus rebuilds
Below lists what goes into the 5 Litre Taraka Upgrade.
CYLINDER HEAD RE-WORKING
The cylinder heads are re-worked with balanced combustion chambers and modified ports. All installed valve spring pressures and heights are measured and re-worked to TVR Power’s own specification.
INLET MANIFOLD RE-WORKING
The inlet manifold is re-worked with larger ports and a modified trumpet base, and all inlet ports and gaskets are matched and blended to remove any obstruction
All components in the assembly are re-balanced on our own dynamic crank balancer to give a smoother, vibration free delivery.
The camshaft is replaced by one specifically developed by TVR Power for this application, which is timed in with a degree wheel for maximum power. This also enables us to use “solid” mechanical lifters with adjustable push-rods operating steel valve rocker arms.
PLENUM TOP / AIR INTAKE
The plenum top is bored out to over 70m/m and a larger brass butterfly is fitted along with a specially machined aluminium bell mouth to increase intake volume.
ECU EPROM CHIP
The standard 500 chip is replaced with one specially developed for this up-grade, giving a smooth spread of power throughout the rev range.
OPTIONAL EXTRA: BAFFLED SUMP
If you intend to do a lot of track-days in your car, we would highly recommend that you have one of these fitted. This will help to protect your engine from oil surge and fluctuating oil pressure especially on circuits where cornering speeds and loads are high. £375 + VAT (Exchange).
||OPTIONAL EXTRA: THERMAL HEAT BLOCK
This is designed to block the conducted heat to the plenum top and trumpet base, which in turn keeps the air denser in the top half of the induction system. It is made from a high density, aerospace grade insulating plastic. £65 + VAT
Call Dom Trickett on 024 7636 6177 to discuss your requirements.