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Conjuring up a shudder in the bodies of many a kitcar builder around the UK, the 'dreaded' S.V.A. test has earned a reputation as being one of the most nail-biting procedures to be witnessed when a build has reached completion. Far from causing unrest at Parallel Designs, we thrive on the fact that the Torero is able to walk through the procedure without so much as a raised eyebrow from the testing engineer.
The Torero was designed from the outset to be S.V.A (Single Vehicle Approval) compliant. We were always going to aim the car at a particular client and aside from pushing to be the market leader in the UK, not being able to get the vehicle through an SVA test was simply unacceptable due to the lack of trust it would instill with potential customers. Indeed, there is a large case for someone not having to worry about an SVA test when they are spent thousands of hours building a new kit,
The S.V.A. test is a much more rigorous version of the commonly known M.O.T. and covers many aspects of a vehicle that the M.O.T. does not. These mainly consist of safety checks such as seatbelt mountings, chassis and body protusions as well as comprehensive checks on running systems such as brake lines, fuel lines and general chassis construction (including crash crumple zones). For example, one of the reasons why we decided to build our own chassis from scratch is because the SVA will not allow a donor chassis to be 'cut and shut' which would have been highly likely had we tried to get another chassis to fit the Torero body. The chassis is one of our proudest creations and the ease at which it passes the strict S.V.A. test reassures us that we have indeed achieved what we set out to do. In fact, S.V.A. does not even allow cutting and shutting of driveshafts or steering rack track rods. Obviously, the ones on the Torero therefore had to be specially made. Just another example of small things that are often not seen but make up a vehicle that can be pulled apart by the most knowledgeable of motor engineers and still not give rise to any concern.