Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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Curtis Jacobson
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New to the gallery: Ole Larsen's SUPERCHARGED Triumph TR8
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 07, 2012 12:15PM

People often ask "How much power can I get out of my 3.5L Rover?"

Well, Ole Larsen reports that his produces 290hp at 4600rpm and 450Nm of torque at 4200rpm.

http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/OleLarsen/OleLarsen-BA.jpg

Pretty cool, eh?

Read all about it here.

Front and rear suspension and transmission have reportedly been upgraded too... I've asked for more close-up photos but have been left hanging. Of course I'll update the article when they arrive.


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Kristof Van Pachterbeke
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Re: New to the gallery: Ole Larsen's SUPERCHARGED Triumph TR8
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 10, 2012 05:49AM

Beautiful conversion! Great torque number as well!

I would also like to see more pictures of the drivetrain and suspension modifications.


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Re: New to the gallery: Ole Larsen's SUPERCHARGED Triumph TR8
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 25, 2012 11:38PM

I've received and have uploaded eighteen additional photos now. Have a look!


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Rob Ficalora
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Re: New to the gallery: Ole Larsen's SUPERCHARGED Triumph TR8
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 26, 2012 08:13AM

Looks like Ole has some other projects in the garage too. The jag grille suggests something lurking there & I've always liked the GT6 and thought it'd make for a fun project.



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Re: New to the gallery: Ole Larsen's SUPERCHARGED Triumph TR8
Posted by: BWA
Date: November 26, 2012 02:40PM

I never cared much for the looks of the TR7/8 but I have to say that the cosmetic changes really make a difference on the car. Widening the track makes a big difference in taking away the "top heavy look" The tail lights look like they belong on the back of that car. Is the 290 hp at the flywheel or at the rear wheels?
This car is very well done I might have to change my opinion on what can be done with these cars :-)

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Re: New to the gallery: Ole Larsen's SUPERCHARGED Triumph TR8
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Date: November 26, 2012 09:08PM

Quote:
Is the 290 hp at the flywheel or at the rear wheels?

I've received updated information. As I understand it, Ole has upgraded the supercharger (to Rotrex's C30 model) and gone to a 70mm pulley (I don't know what size he ran before) and the effect is that the car now pulls 308hp on a chassis dyno.


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