2005 TVR Sagaris - Photo by HOOKERno1
You wouldn’t want to come across the Sagaris unexpectedly in a dark alley. One look at the bonkers side-exit howitzers poking out of the rear diffuser tray make it clear the Sagaris would just as likely mug you as carry you to 150 mph on a tsunami of torque in a ludicrous 20 seconds. TVRs have always marched to the manic beat of a different drummer, and the Sagaris fits the mold by being just as wild and untamed as its almost comically aggressive looks suggest. Yet it’s also one of the most balanced TVRs ever made, which is more a statement about how unruly Blackpool’s previous models have been. Step inside its alien-spacepod interior and fire up TVR’s own 4-liter inline six, which TVR cryptically says makes “three-hundred-and-a-lot” horsepower, and prepare for the fury. Since the Sagaris weighs next to nothing with a fiberglass body and diminutive proportions, the big six is enough to dispatch cars with twice as many cylinders. The real question is, can you keep the Beast of Blackpool on the track long enough to find out?