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21. Jan. 2013
200,000 Mile T350t }

Breaking News: Dominic Sutcliff is about to book his Cascade Copper T350T 3.6 Red Rose in for another service!

Now that wouldn’t ordinarily be breaking news, only on this occasion it is, as Dominic is about to become the first Speed 6 owner to book his car in for a 200,000 mile service.
With new TVRs no longer available, Dominic decided to keep his T350T as his daily drive and had his engine rebuilt at TVR Power at 60,000 miles to ensure the reliability of the engine and to make sure, as his daily driver, he would reliably be able to get to and from work.

In the July 2011 edition of Sprint we reported that Dominic, as intended, had continued to use his T350T as his daily drive and had just collected the car back from Power’s Performance after its 160,000 mile service with nothing out of the ordinary to report. So we are now delighted to announce that, with the car still ultra-reliable and with the engine running perfectly, Dominic is about to book his car in again, but this time for its 200,000 mile service.

Dom Trickett of Powers Performance comments “Dominic previously stated that he wants his car to be the first 250,000 mile T350T and he is well on the way to achieving that. His engine is still running the original castings, crank, rods and pistons and has plenty of miles left in her yet, so 250,000 reliable Speed 6 miles for Dominic is certainly not out of the question. “Indeed with no new TVRs on the market and no realistic prospect on the horizon either, a Power’s Performance engine rebuild is probably the most sensible way of ensuring the longevity and reliability of your TVR ownership. And what about that Power’s Performance engine rebuild guarantee?

Dom continues “All our engine rebuilds, whether they are Rover V8, AJP V8 or Speed 6 come with our 3 year unlimited mileage warranty, with the option of increasing this to 5 years or 100,000 miles. From what I understand, I believe we are the only company in the world to offer this fantastic warranty package. Powers Performance can offer these warranties because we are confident in the quality of the units, in the quality of our engineering skills, in the quality of our workmanship and in the components we supply. All this culminates in our being able to provide with confidence our optional 100,000 mile warranty on all Power’s engine rebuilds. And Dominic’s T350T is testament to that.”

At this rate Dominic’s T350T should be approaching the quarter of a million mile mark towards the end of next year, so keep an eye out in Sprint for a full report on the performance  of the Speed 6 unit and for the full story and analysis of this ground-breaking, or should we say tarmac eating TVR.

For more information on Powers Performance engine rebuild packages and their optional 100,000 mile engine warranty, call Dom on 024 7636 6177 or email him on

04. Sep. 2012
Press Release: The Ultimate Tvr Hybrid }

With a comprehensive Rover V8 offering sat along side an equally impressive Speed 6 offering, there was always going to be an amount of cross-pollination. Reminiscent of the original Speed 6 Factory prototype which is unfortunately no longer in existence, is Power’s latest development and another first; a 4.3 litre Speed 6 Chimaera.

From the outside the car looks no different. Under the bonnet the Chimaera engine graft, which is incredibly neat and tidy, features a Powers Performance 4.3 litre Speed 6 engine which is complimented by a Power MBE mapping system. With no external body modifications having had to be performed to accommodate the unit, the car looks completely standard but roars like a lion. It really is an impressive looking and sounding piece of kit.

With the Speed 6 unit being slightly heavier than the Rover V8,to improve balance Power has located the transplant engine three inches further back in the chassis,with acceleration and deceleration calculations confirming a very well-balanced car. The Chimaera istherefore able to run on its original Factory specification Bilstein valved dampers and maintain its original ride height. Due to hit the road this month,the Powers Performance Speed 6 transplant is a look at what TVR had intended to do before it was eventually decided to put the new Speed 6 engine in the new model Tuscan. It may not be one for the purists,but if you want to keep your Chimaera for the long-term, but like the look of a Speed 6 engine,well now you can have your cake and eat it.Now available as an offering for the open market from this month, the Powers Performance Speed 6 transplant is available as a 4.0 Red Rose, 4.3 or 4.5 litre and comes complete with a five year unlimited mileage warranty.

And isn’t it good to know that with no current TVR production and no rumours of any good newsin the pipeline,Powers Performance is continuing to invest in TVR developments, improving reliability,giving us a choice and making our cars go just that little bit quicker.

To find outmore about our portfolio of upgrade packages, you can call the us on 
024 7636 6177 or email Dom on


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04. Sep. 2012
Press Release : A Modern Classic : Speed 6 - 4.3 }

It is incredibly five years since Powers Performance announced the launch of its 4.3 litre Speed 6 engine conversion.The goal at the time wasto develop a 4.3 litre Speed 6 unit which would be as smooth, reliable and punchy as their highly respected and much loved 4.3 litre Rover V8 unit. The Rover V8 4.3 over the years had gained almost cultstatus amongst Chimaera and Griffith owners and Power wanted to create the same feeling with their 4.3 Speed 6 amongst the ‘T’ car and Cerbera fraternity. Five years down the road they appear to have succeeded.

With 195 conversions completed and no major mechanical failures to report, the Powers Performance 4.3 Speed 6 conversion has proved to be a very popular and much sought-after upgrade. The company has a continuous flow of 4.3 units through its engine building room and moving forward a very healthy looking order book.With the high demand for this ever popular conversion complimented by excellent customer feedback, we have surely witnessed the birth of a true modern classic.

powers performance When Power first announced their 4.3 Speed 6, there were those who considered they were on a hiding to nothing. And you have to say the naysayers had a point. After all,the Speed 6’s reliability record thusfar hadn’t been the most impressive. However Power’s excellent development history coupled with its undoubted engineering expertise meant that their first Speed 6 conversion could only be a roaring success and five years on that has proved to be the case.

Dom Trickett, Managing Director of Powers Performance comments“ We could see huge potential in developing the Speed 6 unit further and were happy we had solved the early reliability issues experienced with many of the Factory fitted engines. So it was natural for us to develop the engine one step further and to see how much reliability we could build into it.”

Power’s standard practice of a lengthy development programme including a gruelling and lengthy testing schedule meant that when they announced the 4.3 conversion, they had already spent two years developing the unit. With an approach like that, which includes a sizable investment,you can be pretty sure that the finished product will be the real deal.

However in true Power fashion they were already looking for more, so when the 100th 4.3 conversion rolled out of the workshop they decided to take the Speed 6 one step further. They started development work on the 4.5. Now you would think that offering a 4.5 alongside the 4.3 would merely dilute the existing market, but the contrary was to prove to be the case. In actual fact the emergence of the 4.5 option merely enhanced the reputation of the ultra-reliable 4.3 and sales continued to grow. And whilst Power’s 4.5 option was released comparatively recently, 24 conversions have been completed to date and again the order book is looking healthy.

Danny Winstanley’s outingsin last season’s GT Cup in the Team Winstanley 4.5 litre powered Sagaris also proved Power’s latest conversion to be reliable, even in the extremes of a race environment. So with 4.3 and 4.5 firmly established it was time for Power to move it up another gear. With a good amount of tolerance still left in the block, Power decided the third and final step would be to take the Speed 6 unit to its ultimate conclusion and develop a 5.0 litre version.

Dom continues “The reliability of the 4.3 and 4.5 impressed us greatly and the feedback we received from our customers cemented the fact. So we decided to take the Speed 6 as far as we could as an engineering exercise to see for ourselves how far we could develop the unit.The results so far have been very impressive.”  

Power’s development 5.0 litre Speed 6 uses the same stock valve train asthe 4.0, 4.3 and 4.5 litre engines, with a modified cam timing combination. To gain the extra capacity the 5.0 litre uses the same bore as the 4.5, but isfitted with a custom made Powers Performance stroker crank. This in turn is complimented by new, shorter H section rodsfeaturing modified pin positions.

The ultimate Speed 6 engineering exercise, Power’s new 5.0 litre test engine has already covered over 3,000 milesin Dom’s development Sagaris and so far everything is looking good; well, pretty much.

Dom explains:
The 5.0 litre’s reliability so far has been perfect and the power the engine produces is astounding.

But in actual fact there is so much power at the rear wheels, there is now an argument as to whether we fit traction control to the car to aid drivability.

Let’s just say in the wet it is character building. And I wouldn’t rule out launch control either. This is one of the fastest cars I have ever driven and getting it away without spinning up the rear wheelsis almost impossible.” Power’s current 5.0 litre development and testing programme is by no way meant to herald the release of yet another Powers Performance upgrade. But the experience gained from taking the Speed 6 to its ultimate conclusion will help the company build additional reliability into its existing engine options which at the end of the day can only benefit their army of loyal customers.

Indeed with a good amount of data from the 5.0 litre test engine now having been analysed, Power is taking the project on a step further and is currently moving into stage two of their 5.0 litre development. Dom explains “Stage two takes our crankshaft and con-rod combination on a step, building into the engine even more reliability whist developing even more power. Put simply; as an engineering exercise I want to make a reliable, high revving 5.0 litre which will make huge numbers to show what the Speed 6 isreally capable of. So watch this space.” On a lighter note it hasn’t escaped my notice that over the pastseven years of Speed 6 evolution, Dom’s development Sagaris has generally been fitted with a bigger engine than anyone else’s.

If this Managing Director’s car also happened to be fitted with a full race roll-cage I would be tempted to tell him to paint it reflex green and stick a number 8 on the side! Although I can think of one group of driversI know rather well who are no-doubt delighted that it isn’t and he won’t. The good newsisthat once Dom’s engines developments have been fully proven and released as a Powers Performance upgrade, we can be powered by exactly the same thing.
So Dom’s broad grin today is our broad grin tomorrow.

02. Sep. 2011
Powers Performance Teams Up With Mbe }

MBE was founded in 1987 in order to provide powertrain control systems during a time of intense technological change within motorsport. The techniques MBE employed enabled rapid development of the company and to the subsequent growth of MBE Systems.

MBE has built its reputation by harnessing its significant technical expertise with an impressive "can-do" approach to every project undertaken - a success story proved over and again. MBE deliver:

  • Fast Response - often outpacing client deadlines
  • Highly Competitive - in development and production costs 
  • Bespoke Systems - designed to meet the most exacting standards
  • Experience - valuable advice and consultancy at every stage
  • Innovation - in design and performance which exceed client expectations

The collective goal at MBE is to enable the development of the best technical innovations within the powertrain industry, whether that goal is cleaner environment, reduced weight or more power. The MBE team is continually developing unique diagnostic software systems and revolutionizing the design and manufacturing processes associated with emission-legislation compliance. The key benefits to clients being increased speed in design and development and reduced production costs.

The sophisticated technological advances made by the company have led to MBE being regular partners in the development programs of Engine Management systems for some of the world's leading automotive companies for production vehicles, R&D applications, military applications and motor sport clients.

MBE first started to work with TVR in the early 1990s where the synergies between the two outward looking and innovative companies led to a long and successful partnership. Numerous innovations enabled TVR to produce road going emission legal cars with exceptionally high specific power outputs at far lower cost than contemporary competitors. 

The recent turmoil at TVR have resulted in many of these projects lying dormant and rather than let these projects fade into memory, MBE and TVR Power have decided to blow the dust away and let TVR drivers experience some of the features that only that original thinking mentality of that TVR era would have produced.

The features that were near to production were:

Enhanced Logging capability
Euro 6 emissions compliance 
Encompassing Drive by Wire
Wide band Fast Light Off Lambda Control
Variable CAM control
Knock Control
Throttle body Production variance compensation strategies
ESP/Traction Control  
Automated Transmission
Knock Suppression Strategies
Flat Shift Functions
Optional Data Display – ( lcd screen) 
Plug & Play to fit stand wiring harnesses
No more Eprom Chips 

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