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The car in the movie The Heavy is a TVR Sagaris in the color Reflex Charcoal. The car, unlike the movie, is quite interesting and unique in several ways. Let’s have a look at both.

The Movie

The Heavy is a basic brother vs. brother sort of action flick. One brother has gone the route of public service while the other is the henchman of a rather dubious businessman. Wikipedia summed the plot of movie up quite succinctly:

”The film is about rivalry and betrayal between two brothers. One is a candidate for Prime Minister and the other is a henchman for a businessman. When one is given the opportunity to take revenge against the other, he must come to terms with the truth and face a world where trust doesn’t exist and loyalty is rare.”

That plot summary could apply to a dozen or so films produced each year.

The Car in the Movie The Heavy

The TVR Sagaris was introduced to the world at the MPH03 Auto Show in 2003, but did not make its way into production until 2005. The car is intended for endurance racing and has several design features with that use in mind. The vehicle used in The Heavy was a second-gen Sagaris 2. The Sagaris 2 entered production in 2008. The Sagaris 2 features a 4.0L TVR Speed Six engine, which is a straight-six. The engine produces 380 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 349 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. The engine is always paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The body is made from glass reinforced plastic, thus lowering the overall weight and increasing top speed and performance. The TVR Sagaris 2 is capable of a top speed of 185 mph and has a 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds.

So far, there has only been one TVR Sagaris used for racing purposes. It was raced in the 2011 British GT Cup series. Entered by Team Winstanley, it featured a factory road chassis but had an upgraded 420 hp TVR Supersport Speed Six engine. It recorded wins at Oulton Park and Brands Hatch. Not bad for an inaugural race season.

The actual owners of two of the cars used in the film are discussed in this thread on the Pistonheads forum.

 

About the author: Jerry Coffey

 

Jerry Coffey is the financial expert here at AutoFoundry.com. A recovered "debtaholic," he now preaches frugal-living and sound money management here and at Repaid.org, where he is the chief contributor. He works for a major automaker.

 

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