2003 - The Sagaris was launched at the MPH03 Autoshow and the pre-production model was shown at the 2004 Birmingham motor show. It was really a race car produced for road use. Based on the T350 it was designed to be used for endurance racing and various design features hinted at TVRs plans for this. As with TVRs before the Sagaris no ABS, traction control or airbags where fitted.
The name comes from the Greek word for a lightweight battle axe used by the Scythians, and feared for its ability to penetrate armour.
Engine: TVR Speed 6 straight six
Capacity (cc): 3905cc
Power: 400bhp @ 7000rpm
0 - 60mph 3.7 secs
0 - 100mph 8.2 secs
Top Speed: 195mph
Price (2004): £49,995
Wheelbase: 2,360 mm
Length: 4,056 mm
Width: 1,849 mm
Height: 1,176 mm
Weight: 1,078 kg
Sagaris: 200 approx
Estimated and very approximate figures as there are no factory records available
TVR Factory Press photos 2006
2008 - TVR had ceased trading in 2006, but behind the scenes some work was being done and a Sagaris 2 was unveiled at an invitation only launch near Blackpool featuring dashboard changes and some subtle modifications to the rear and exhausts.
Reviews from the period
We reckon the Sagaris represents TVR’s finest hour. It may look like some comic-strip fantasy, but underneath it’s the most thoroughly resolved car to leave the Blackpool gates: unfazed by midcorner bumps, with more compliant steering and monster brakes - Autocar 2006
It's been a long time since I've driven anything that turns heads like a TVR Sagaris. Any trip through town has jaws dropping, necks of either sex swivelling, and any number of small, tanktop-clad boys making circling motions with their hands. How did they know for sure that a TVR Sagaris can so easily fill the road with smoke? There aren't many cars that will really light up the rear wheels from 20mph just by planting the right foot, with absolutely no need to dump the clutch. No doubt about it, the Sagaris has an ability to advertise its presence in no uncertain manner - even when stationary - and in that respect it's like a lot of TVRs in recent times. Just a lot more so. - EVO 2005