Later TVR Tuscans: Mk2 or Mk3?

Later TVR Tuscans: Mk2 or Mk3?


The question is: “some are calling a Mk2 Tuscan with a convertible dash a Mk3“. Is this right or wrong?

This subject is commonly associated with the fact that the TVR Tuscan Roadster 4 liters or Convertible features a different dash in comparison with a TVR Tuscan MK2 (the image above pictures a TVR Tuscan MK2 (or MK3?) exceptionally with left hand drive (it’s listed in the Register of TVR Tuscan with Left Hand Drive).

According to some opinions, naming a TVR Tuscan MK3 only by a new dash is wrong. But there are other opinions that involve new mechanical modifications on the late TVR Tuscans MK2 of the Smolenski era that can postulate a TVR Tuscan MK3 even if this definition (“MK3”) is totally unofficial:

The later cars benefitted from the extensive work done by Bilstein on the Sagaris. It doesn’t have the saggy’s wider track but otherwise it’s the same spec. As with the engine, the later tuscans got the red cam cover sagaris spec 4.0S. TVR didn’t want to admit it but lots of work was going on behind the scenes to fix the S6 and the later cars were the result. The Mk2 ‘pod’ interior is cool but the ‘vert interior works much better, not only do you have both analogue and digital instruments but the 3 spoke wheel is much better to use than the pod’s two spoke imo. As for those getting their knickers in a twist about it, it’s just a more succinct way of saying ‘One of the last (it’s said ony 26 were built) Mk2 S’s with Tuscan convertible interior and sagaris engine and suspension“.

So in short: TVR simplified things on the production line by fitting the convertable dash to both variants of the Tuscan and this is now being called a mkIII by some owners.