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TVR 3000 M

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 TVR 3000 M

3-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2994 cm3 / 182.7 cu in / 182.7 cu in, 102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1972
Model3000 MIssued until
Serie3000Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4013 mm / 158.0 in / 158.0 inTotal (curb) weight996 kg / 2196 lb / 2196 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 front1416 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1416 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inWeight distribution (front)54.0 % / 54.0 % / 54.0 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

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 TypeV engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore93.7 mm / 3.69 in / 3.69 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.4 mm / 2.85 in / 2.85 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement2994 cm3 / 182.7 cu in / 182.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity499.00 cm3/cylinder / 30.451 cu in/cylinder / 30.451 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.9 : 1
SumpMax. output power102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)46.8 kW / 62.7 hp / 62.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.4 kW/l / 0.755 bhp/cu in / 0.755 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.8 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 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)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sTop (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.60 s / 7.60 s / 7.60 sPower-to-weight ratio138.6 kW/ton / 105.0 bhp/ton / 105.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)23.20 s / 23.20 s / 23.20 sFuel 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-lockTurning circle10.3 m / 33.8 ft / 33.8 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 frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR 3000 M

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