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TVR 2500 M

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 TVR 2500 M

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2498 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp @ 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm, 159.0 N·m / 117.3 lb·ft / 117.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1971
Model2500 MIssued until
Serie2500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3710 l / 131.02 cu ft / 131.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3912 mm / 154.0 in / 154.0 inTotal (curb) weight1032 kg / 2275 lb / 2275 lb
Width1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inDry weight
Height1194 mm / 47.0 in / 47.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2286 mm / 90.0 in / 90.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1367 mm / 53.8 in / 53.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1367 mm / 53.8 in / 53.8 inWeight distribution (front)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.65 m2 / 17.8 sq ft / 17.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerTriumphValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.7 mm / 2.94 in / 2.94 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.79
Fuel supply2 Ze-St carbsEngine displacement2498 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity416.33 cm3/cylinder / 25.406 cu in/cylinder / 25.406 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp at 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque159.0 N·m / 117.3 lb·ft / 117.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)39.5 kW / 53.0 hp / 53.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.6 kW/l / 0.695 bhp/cu in / 0.695 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque63.6 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.60 s / 6.60 s / 6.60 sTop (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.30 s / 9.30 s / 9.30 sPower-to-weight ratio102.7 kW/ton / 77.8 bhp/ton / 77.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.9Turning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR 2500 M

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