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TVR Taimar Turbo

(1975 model)

Brief specs of 1975 TVR Taimar Turbo

2-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, 171.5 kW / 230.0 hp / 230.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1975
ModelTaimar TurboIssued until
SerieTaimarNumber 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4013 mm / 158.0 in / 158.0 inTotal (curb) weight1043 kg / 2299 lb / 2299 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 frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity64 l / 14.0 UK gal / 16.8 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 ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power171.5 kW / 230.0 hp / 230.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)66.2 kW / 88.8 hp / 88.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.3 kW/l / 1.259 bhp/cu in / 1.259 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque123.6 N·m/l / 1.08 lb·ft/cu in / 1.08 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.33

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sPower-to-weight ratio220.5 kW/ton / 167.1 bhp/ton / 167.1 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Taimar Turbo

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