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Why is it when im out for a drive do Civic drivers think they have some monster under the hood and challange me to a race?
Its driving me insane, do I have a sticker on the back that says "Come on Civic's you know you can beat me"....
I drive a TVR, ands its not a slow car, it doesn't even look a slow car, so why do this idiots in there 90bhp monkey cars try and have a go?
The other day I was on the motor way doing 70ish, and one pulls up along side. i was minding my own business just sticking to the speed limit and he starts bliping his throttle. Im sitting there thinking WTF? we are doing 70mph, what is your point? He must've had a number of mates in the car thinking he was a real big man. so he starts going for it. I really cant belive what im seeing here, pull up to 75 then 78.. im still in top just rumbling along keeping with him. top 80 and he is still screaming the nuts off it. at this point I cant take any more, the buzzing drone of his engine is pissing me off. just plant my foot to the deck, did'nt even bother wasting my time in changing down. pulled up over 100mph and held it for 5-10 mins then returned back to 70 once he was out of sight.. did'nt see him again..
Why though?! what was he trying to prove? was I ment to be envious of his street legal thunderstorm on wheels??!?!
 

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Well I really don't know what a TVR looks like.. but those mosquitos (civics) are in infested in the UK also? I was just cruising along, minding my own business, well with the exception of looking over at a last gen Talon, talking back and forth.. then comes this little fly (civic AGAIN) tailing the talon's ass for a while then he decides to change lanes and got behind mine.. after a while he found an opening and did a bumble bee noise past us.. we both started laughin, looked over at him at the lights (3 lanes) and kept laughing at his 50lbs of stickers on his rear bumper. Non of us wanted to waste gas on the guy, but if we did, the talon guy would've won.
 

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Yeah, the UK is full of little Jap cars.
Civics, small toyota's. Average car is 1.3-1.6 in size.
Worst though is home grown crap, Ford Fiestas and Escorts.
They cause me to laugh so much I hurt.
Dont think the USA get TVR's, think they are not efficiant engines so they dont past the strick emission rules..

http://www.tvr.co.uk/graphics/cerbera/pages/contents_cerb.html

will give u a bit of an idea. Its one of the last UK car makes.

Take it easy, and swat them flys... :)
 

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evilwoozl said:
Dont think the USA get TVR's, think they are not efficiant engines so they dont past the strick emission rules..
TVR fulled out of the US market back in '85; however, I've heard rumors in the grapevine that they're planning a return on 2002 or '03. I'm hopeful :)

BTW, do TVRs use variants of the Rover 3.9 V8? Just curious...
 

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Hiya.
Yes, the Rover V8 is still in use. but only in the low end TVR's.
The new V8's are TVR's own breed, they produce a hell of a lot more power, but unfortunalty at the cost of reliability.. :(
they also have a straight 6 and V12 in there mist now.
cars with the TVR engine are classed as.

Speed 8
Speed 6
Speed 12

as I said, they put out a hell of a lot of power, but have the tendancy to go wrong a little more.. :( the engines are a far cry from the push rod Rover v8, they are twin cams per bank (V8, V12, twin only from the I6) they are bigger in capacity as well, and sound very differant, very free reving.

All good fun.
Mine, touch wood, has behaved itself so far. Ive heard horror storys of valve trains letting go etc.. if/when that happeneds to me ill deal with it. at the end of the day where else can u get 420Bhp for under 40k... :)

Take it easy dudes.

Ben.
 
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