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TVR Speed 12

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 TVR Speed 12

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 48-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 7730 cm3 / 471.7 cu in / 471.7 cu in, 596.6 kW / 800.1 hp / 800.1 hp @ 8250 rpm / 8250 rpm / 8250 rpm, 881.0 N·m / 649.8 lb·ft / 649.8 lb·ft @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 338 km/h / 210 mph / 210 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1997
ModelSpeed 12Issued until
SerieSpeedNumber 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

Length4620 mm / 181.9 in / 181.9 inTotal (curb) weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Width2030 mm / 79.9 in / 79.9 inDry weight
Height1160 mm / 45.7 in / 45.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2642 mm / 104.0 in / 104.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves48
Engine ManufacturerTVRValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyEngine displacement7730 cm3 / 471.7 cu in / 471.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity644.17 cm3/cylinder / 39.310 cu in/cylinder / 39.310 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power596.6 kW / 800.1 hp / 800.1 hp at 8250 rpm / 8250 rpm / 8250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque881.0 N·m / 649.8 lb·ft / 649.8 lb·ft at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)129.8 kW / 174.0 hp / 174.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output77.2 kW/l / 1.696 bhp/cu in / 1.696 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque114.0 N·m/l / 1.00 lb·ft/cu in / 1.00 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed338 km/h / 210 mph / 210 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)2.90 s / 2.90 s / 2.90 sPower-to-weight ratio800.0 kW/ton / 606.1 bhp/ton / 606.1 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbonesSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/50-ZR16Tyres rear225/50-ZR16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Speed 12

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