Triumph Sports Cars

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

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Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Blown two litre Rover V8 ...and a TR8
Posted by: 88v8
Date: May 04, 2021 01:39PM

Yes, a 2 litre Rover V8. Supercharged.

Read all about it, well something about it, here

It's sitting in a TR8 rally replica, if that tickles your fancy.

As the listing will vanish I'll copy what they say about the engine...
The engine is one of a very, very small number produced by TVR for the V8S, in order to work around engine capacity based taxation in the Italian market. Originally TVR had planned to build over 200 for that purpose, however our research indicates that only 20 ever got made. That makes this engine a very rare beast indeed (you’ve got more chance of getting hold of the engine from a WW2 Spitfire!) and this project is certain to be one of a kind once complete. Holly our engine builder has gone through the engine with his careful eye and new bearings, rings, gaskets, head bolts etc have been installed.

The engine itself retained the standard 3.5 bore of 88.9mm, but the stroke was reduced to 40.25mm using a custom-made flat plane crankshaft and the compression ratio is reduced to 8.0:1 to cope with boost pressure. The engine was initially designed to rev to 9000rpm but was limited by the supercharger. Thanks to the 40mm stroke this engine should be very rev happy, and 8 cylinders combined with a supercharger should make for a very exciting soundtrack indeed, even at two litre capacity. Performance wise this engine produced 230bhp and 196ft-lb of torque as standard – just imagine what it would be capable of with the right modern programmable ignition system and fuelling setup

Offered by RPI who need no introduction.

I'd paste the engine photo but resists saving.


Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4526 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Blown two litre Rover V8 ...and a TR8
Posted by: Moderator
Date: May 04, 2021 05:52PM

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