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TVR Sagaris GT3 - 1/9 Scale
About this creation
In 2005 the TVR Sagaris entered production and was released for sale to the public with a 3999cc TVR speed-6 inline 6 engine producing a little over 380bhp, however when being converted to racing spec. it is common for the inline 6 to be replaced with some variation of Chevrolet v8. The Sagaris was clearly designed for endurance racing with multiple vents and intakes scattered across the body. However after TVR was overtaken by Nikolay Smolensky the production model ended up with several of these gaps filled in for customer safety, but fortunately the aggressive styling remained. A TVR trademark - the complete absence of any driver aids (including ABS) - is continued into the Sagaris, because it was the belief of Peter Wheeler that such safety aids promoted overconfident driving.

The longest I have ever spent on a MOC (and this one won't be taken apart) - almost two months start to finish, nearly three times the amount of time I normally spend on a supercar. Don't worry, the final installment of 'How to Build a Technic supercar' will be along shortly.

This MOC features many details, as well as steering from steering wheel, independant suspension, gearbox and modular construction - the engine and both front and rear axles can be independantly removed from or attached to the chassis.

General views

Front, always the last part to my build, I struggled to get the intakes right



I did the rear first, I'm pleased with the shape but it looked a bit open, so I filled it in with those panels, I still think the rear wheelarches look too open, what do you think?



Side view, never my favourite



I made a small adjustment to fill in a bit more of the roof towards the rear of the car









I'm extremely pleased I spent the extra time to build around a spaceframe and went modular, it looks and feels a lot more rigid and made alterations alot easier

Here are some of the details

I didn't notice this until quite late into the build, but there is this cutaway in the bonnet in the pictures I viewed



The rear view mirror, something I always seem to forget



The roof, the drivers side is higher to account for the size of a helmet



The tow hook, and a poor attempt at recreating the TVR badge



A close up of a light and one of the intakes



Flared wheelarches :D



Exhausts



Massive spoiler



Very proud of how the diffuser turned out



Various vents





The powerplant or this racer - a naturally aspirated version of the 6.2L CHEVROLET LS9 V8 from the Corvette ZR1, very pleased with the detailing; those pipes lead down to the intakes



The gearbox, spoiler removed, it is fitted over the rear axle and connects to both the driveshaft from the engine and the differential of the rear wheels



Everything removed



Everything open



The Handbrake - something else that never seems to appear in any of my creations



A look at the dashboard



Some pedals, completely functionless I'm afraid, no space



Grr



Thanks for reading, don't forget to rate + comment!



Comments

Benny Boy
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Charlie A
  December 11, 2013
Very cool!
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  August 6, 2012
This is such a detailed model, especially the engine! Spectacular job!
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  August 6, 2012
This is such a detailed model, especially the engine! Spectacular job!
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  April 21, 2012
Quoting Thomas Graafland I'm back again at this brilliant MOC. I just noticed that this got a handbrake. Would you please tell me how it works? I'm really eager to know how you made it, cause I can't figure out myself how to make a working handbrake.
You're too kind, it doesn't actually work, but you could use the hand brake with a lever of some sort underneath to lock the driveshaft (providing the model is front engine, rear wheel drive), or if you had some kind of braking mechanism in the rear wheels that operates from a lever being pulled (i.e. in Sheepo HL's Veyron) the lever could be attached to the underside of the handbrake by using a liftarm as the actual handbrake pivoting around the middle, so when you pull the hand brake back, the half under the armrest moves forward and 'pulls' the braking mechanism into action, sorry I wrote so much and I might not have made everything very clear, they are only ideas but go ahead and try them, I'd love to see what you could do with them
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  April 17, 2012
I'm back again at this brilliant MOC. I just noticed that this got a handbrake. Would you please tell me how it works? I'm really eager to know how you made it, cause I can't figure out myself how to make a working handbrake.
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  February 16, 2012
Absolutely incredible! Excellent work.
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  February 16, 2012
Cheers bud
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  February 16, 2012
Great update. I though it looked amazing before but the back does look much better now. Gotta love that diffuser.
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  February 16, 2012
*Just updated all of the photos, I filled in the gaps in the back and a bit in the roof, and took photos of the interior, the old photos are now gone so these are all much lighter than the last lot ;)
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  February 15, 2012
Beautiful shape and design! Great work!
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  February 14, 2012
Excellent work!
Benny Boy
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kenneth rattledge
  February 13, 2012
nice lines, looks excellent.
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  February 13, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  February 13, 2012
Looks accurate and it's got lots of the good stuff. Excellent!
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  February 13, 2012
An awesome Technic supercar - really good functions, as good as anything LEGO make themselves. The roof is a little iffy I think, but otherwise the shape is excellent (inc. the back which you seem less keen on). Great stuff, 5/5 P.S. Thanks for the comment on my Ferrari Transporter!
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  February 13, 2012
Ok Now I have had time to take this all in. The gearbox looks great and I really like how you can remove the axles without pulling the whole car apart. I need to start building in a modular way. The back IS a bit open but hey this is technic and I am sure you tried other options. I love the diffuser. My favourite bits are the lights and air intakes over the front wheels. I agree the side view is not the best but overall this is an excellent all around moc packed full of technic goodies. I think it looks amazing.
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  February 13, 2012
Wicked!
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  February 13, 2012
This is very good Benny! Way beyond anything I could make in technic. I love the way you portrayed the TVR badge and the rear lights. This is full of great details and was well worth the wait. Well done!
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  February 13, 2012
WOW! Great shaping + great Technic functions + great details + great modular concept = Great job! :-))
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  February 13, 2012
Awesome! Such detail like the rear view mirror! It must take such skill to build such an awesome car from technique pieces! If you have time, would you look at this? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/309194
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  February 13, 2012
Okay. I'll link to you if i use it!! :-)
  February 13, 2012
wow man !!! your cars just keep getting better...love the side view...well done and keep it up !!!!
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  February 13, 2012
and yes feel free to use the rear view mirror technique, I appear to have forgotten to take pictures of the interior, I'll get onto that tomorrow
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  February 13, 2012
Quoting Thomas Graafland It's fantastic what you've created from the beautiful chassis!!! The side view looks very good and you made the shape come out really good. I love how you made the rear mirror, I would love to use your technique? The blue tow hook looks a bit weird, maybe you should do it in red? The spoiler looks just brilliant! The gearbox is very good, how many gears does it have? The frontlights are a lot like the real model. BY FAR your best creation yet!! 5/5 :-D
only three, with a linear gearbox like this it would need to be a lot longer for five/six gears @ everybody, cheers for the positive comments
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  February 13, 2012
Excellent job on a very difficult car! I had to google it, but yours it spot on, although the back does indeed look a tad bare. All the right lines and vents are there, and the details and functions are spiffy
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  February 13, 2012
It's fantastic what you've created from the beautiful chassis!!! The side view looks very good and you made the shape come out really good. I love how you made the rear mirror, I would love to use your technique? The blue tow hook looks a bit weird, maybe you should do it in red? The spoiler looks just brilliant! The gearbox is very good, how many gears does it have? The frontlights are a lot like the real model. BY FAR your best creation yet!! 5/5 :-D
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  February 13, 2012
Looks very nice!Great job!:-))
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  February 13, 2012
Benny This looks awesome. I will have a closer look when i get home from work.
 
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