Both these sports cars are known for their edginess on the road, but will it be Britain or Germany that emerges with the driving edge? Words Chris Chilton. Photography. Laurens Parsons.
TVR 420SE VS CARRERA 3.2 STREET FIGHT
Can this Brit V8 contender topple Porsche’s finest? TVR vs. Porsche. 420SE puts up the British fight against Carrera 3.2.TVR 420SE: big-hearted British bruiser. Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 the scalpel-sharp superstar. Who doesn't love pop-up headlights on a sports car? They might interfere with the aerodynamics, but they look great peeking up from the TVR's blade-like nose. In the electric glow of an urban Birmingham night, the Grand Prix White 911's curves are both timeless and unmistakeable. A damp night combined with rear-engined, rear-wheel drive could spell disaster, but the Carerra feels surprisingly planted on bends. There's much of the night about the 420SE; with its chiselled looks and V8 grumble, it has a brooding persona. Well, would you want to meet one in a dark alley?
Establishment Porsche battles outsider TVR out on the streets