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TVR Chimaera 500

Brief specs of TVR Chimaera 500

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4997 cm3 / 304.9 cu in / 304.9 cu in, 238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 434.0 N·m / 320.1 lb·ft / 320.1 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 269 km/h / 167 mph / 167 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from
ModelChimaera 500Issued until
SerieChimaeraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4015 mm / 158.1 in / 158.1 inTotal (curb) weight1060 kg / 2337 lb / 2337 lb
Width1865 mm / 73.4 in / 73.4 inDry weight
Height1215 mm / 47.8 in / 47.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2286 mm / 90.0 in / 90.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance132 mm / 5.2 in / 5.2 inFuel capacity57 l / 12.5 UK gal / 15.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.7 sq ft / 20.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerTVRValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4997 cm3 / 304.9 cu in / 304.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity624.63 cm3/cylinder / 38.117 cu in/cylinder / 38.117 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque434.0 N·m / 320.1 lb·ft / 320.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.8 kW/l / 1.049 bhp/cu in / 1.049 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque86.8 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed269 km/h / 167 mph / 167 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.10 s / 4.10 s / 4.10 sPower-to-weight ratio301.9 kW/ton / 228.7 bhp/ton / 228.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 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-lock2.5Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Chimaera 500

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