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  well, we all know there needs to be custom thing to do, but to me this is the closest thing to a Flat plane I could ever get, plus I don't intend to reve this thing past 6K I just want t

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Wellllll, Ferrari 12 cylinder rear wheel drive [GTO comes to mind] will give your ears a massage, likewise 6 cylinder "D" Jaguar, and, for some of us who are really, really, really old a 265/283 csb, with 10.5-11.0CR, from about 6K-8.5k can really sing. My personal favorite of my cars would be a bridge ported well modified early 13B with a 24 inch 2 into 1 header at any rpm beyond 7K. It redefined the word "scream".

 

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The pontiac Fiero V6 is a lousy car but it sounds just awesome. I think you just told us why.
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I Don't think its been mentioned yet, but the TVR AJP8 engine has a single plain crank comes in 4.2 and 4.5 Litre and fetches 350 - 460hp depending on which displacement, fuel choice and fuel mapping is used (yes you can change the mapping with the flick of a button in the 4.5 version)

 

This would be by far the cheapest option if you wanted a single plane crank engine. The Cerbera is good for 300Km/hr and gets to 100kmph in 4 seconds!

 

Here's a cerbera for sale in the UK for a really good price, would need a little work by the sounds, but would be perfect for a transplant!

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1996-TVR-CERBERA-BLUE_W0QQitemZ130123393678QQihZ003QQcategoryZ108780QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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I Don't think its been mentioned yet, but the TVR AJP8 engine has a single plain crank comes in 4.2 and 4.5 Litre and fetches 350 - 460hp depending on which displacement, fuel choice and fuel mapping is used (yes you can change the mapping with the flick of a button in the 4.5 version)

 

This would be by far the cheapest option if you wanted a single plane crank engine. The Cerbera is good for 300Km/hr and gets to 100kmph in 4 seconds!

 

Here's a cerbera for sale in the UK for a really good price, would need a little work by the sounds, but would be perfect for a transplant!

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1996-TVR-CERBERA-BLUE_W0QQitemZ130123393678QQihZ003QQcategoryZ108780QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

Now that is an engine!! Dual plenums, ITB's, and single plane to boot!! Wonder how much it would cost to get one into the US . . . .

 

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Is that engine still based on the Buick / Rover V8, or has TVR designed one of their own?

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The engine was not based on the rover engine. After rover was purchased by BMW it was thought a risk to continue using the rover platform as it could be scratched without warning by BMW so it was decided to build one inhouse and race engineer Al Melling was bought in for the job

 

These cars are really dirt cheap for what they are with 2000+ vintage models available for under $25,000 US (still need to import from UK). They are pretty spartan, but its a true supercar!

 

The block is not a 90 degree V either but 75 which enhances that great sound even more! I've had a TVR love affair since I was a kid and I can land one here for about the same price as a similar aged GTR!

 

I'm pretty sure the engines can be sourced if you keep the ear to the ground with the 4.2l costing about 4000 pound and the 4.5l for about 4700 in excellent condition which is not too far off the price of an RB26 in full trim.

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Get off, the AJP is my secret plan! Luckily for anyone outside of the UK it really isn't a viable option due to lack of parts availability, especially now that TVR is pretty much dead in the water and they stopped producing the AJP8 a few years back. It's been up to the specialist aftermarket - literally about 3 places - in the UK to support these engines. The good news is that the tuning of the 4.5s has got to the state where they can actually be made to produce the 420bhp as originally stated by TVR, most of them left the factory with 350-360bhp, with the 4.2s in the 320-340bhp range, so not much different really. There's not much that can be done to the 4.2 to improve on the rated 360bhp but it's good to know that the 4.5 is capable of producing the goods and must be insanely fast now. Check this video for a clue as to quite how fast:

It should be noted that that although the Cerb on that run was supposed to be a 4.2 it was allegedly a factory special 4.7 ;) Still that was from the mid-nineties.

 

Here's a somewhat dull looking record of my speedy attempts a few years ago in the 4.2 I owned:

http://www.robshelley.btinternet.co.uk/tvr/elvington/

 

I would also dispute the 'spartan' claim, the sculptured delight of the leather clad 2+2 interior has never been bettered in any car IMHO, blimey they even have aircon, which admittedly can only be felt in Winter over the heat from the engine :D

 

Cheers,

Rob

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Cool! It looks like that was pretty damn close to 180 MPH!

I like the interior too, I didn't mean spartan in a bad way!

 

Best bang for your buck you'll find anywhere! And the rover platform engines weren't half bad either:wink:

 

What I would give to have a drive of the v12 version!

 

http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.fantasycars.com/derek/cars/images/tvr/2000speed12_3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.fantasycars.com/derek/cars/2000speed12.html&h=780&w=1100&sz=64&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=cxxyAz7x2PnkFM:&tbnh=106&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dspeed%2B12%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN

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Yep, it nudge the 180mph mark, dunno quite how accurate the speedo is at those speeds but who cares! The car ran so smoothly it was untrue, completely planted on the track all the way up. Only incident I had that day was cracking one of the manifolds when I downshifted in to third at slightly the wrong rpm. Man that was an interesting drive home (50odd motorways miles) keeping under 3k rpm sounding like a Spitfire the whole way - frikkin' awesome :D:D:D

 

Mmmmmmmm Speed 12, potentially the fastest road car made at the time, just never tested to confirm. The only road legal one left was recently auctioned by Coys dunno what it went for but the guide price was £160k, stupid lottery let me down again!! ;)

 

Cheers,

Rob

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That is a good one, thaks for sharing, but that is a dual plane crank V-8 like the domestic V-8's. We, (me especilly,) are intersted in the single plane crank V-8 with that BRAAP.. BRAAAAAP.....BRAAAAAAaaaaaa....... exhaust note instead of the rumble grumble, bumble grumble note of the dual plane.

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All AJP8s come as standard with a WC T5, TVR don't do no stinking slushbox option ;) However they use an remote gear linkage to reposition the lever in the cockpit, so you'd be getter off just getting the engine with bellhousing and hydraulic throughout bearing set up and plonking on a locally sourced T5 (1"x23 spline input shaft, same as some Fords).

 

To glean more info start digging in the TVR General and Cerbera specific forums here:

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/

 

Attached is my cerbie on the day I sold it, uprated suspension, wheels, headlights and of course the straight-through cat back exhaust system.

 

Cheers,

Rob

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Hi there. Saw the thread title and thought I would chime in. What you are looking to do is acquire a Suzuki motor commonly found in their Hayabusa series of motorcycles. The conversion is quite popular for light cars.

 

http://jalopnik.com/cars/hayabusa/

 

Stock the motor puts out about 175 horse and mods to 300 are not at all uncommon. Can upgrade to 350 if you want.

 

I believe that is the *sound* you are looking for. :)

 

*Edit*

 

Here is another video with a car and a Hayabusa motor.

 

 

*Edit #2*

 

Here you can see motors for sale in the low 2000 dollar range.

 

http://search.ebay.com/hayabusa+engine

 

Doesn't fill the V8 requirement you have, but I'd say it's in the ballpark of what you are looking for.

 

There is also a company by the name of Hartley that makes V8 versions of the motor. But I've been told they are ridiculously expensive.

 

 

Good day.

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Well 1st they produce like no tq, 2nd they are a fraction as reliable. I really assume there would big drive trane issues too.

 

Idk if its just me but there isn't a single thing about it I like.

 

The Hartley v8 is 25k I believe.

http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562068.htm

 

 

 

Hi there. Saw the thread title and thought I would chime in. What you are looking to do is acquire a Suzuki motor commonly found in their Hayabusa series of motorcycles. The conversion is quite popular for light cars.

 

http://jalopnik.com/cars/hayabusa/

 

Stock the motor puts out about 175 horse and mods to 300 are not at all uncommon. Can upgrade to 350 if you want.

 

I believe that is the *sound* you are looking for. :)

 

*Edit*

 

Here is another video with a car and a Hayabusa motor.

 

 

*Edit #2*

 

Here you can see motors for sale in the low 2000 dollar range.

 

http://search.ebay.com/hayabusa+engine

 

Doesn't fill the V8 requirement you have, but I'd say it's in the ballpark of what you are looking for.

 

There is also a company by the name of Hartley that makes V8 versions of the motor. But I've been told they are ridiculously expensive.

 

 

Good day.

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The engine is designed for 1/3 the millage as a car engine not to mention the lb dif's in what the engine is designed to move. What trans are you going to use and how? THAT is the drive train problem.

 

He asked for a exotic high revving v8 and even if we were going I4's there are so many better suited then a busa motor.

 

Even the v8 busa motor doesn't fit the bill IMO because its insanely expensive. I think its better suited to kit cars and insane go karts where space and weight are more an issue.

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