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TVR
390 SE
(1985)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of TVR 390 SE
TVR
Serie390
Model family
Model390 SE
Model code
Issued from1985
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2388 / 94.0 / 94.0
Track front [mm / in / in]1435 / 56.5 / 56.5
Track rear [mm / in / in]1440 / 56.7 / 56.7
Length [mm / in / in]4013 / 158.0 / 158.0
Width [mm / in / in]1727 / 68.0 / 68.0
Height [mm / in / in]1205 / 47.4 / 47.4
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]140 / 5.5 / 5.5
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1107 / 2441 / 2441
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]61 / 13.5 / 16.2

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.77 / 19.0 / 19.0 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerTVR
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type DetailsV8
Sumpwet
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings5
Engine constructioncast iron block & head
Bore [mm / in / in]89.8 / 3.54 / 3.54
Stroke [mm / in / in]77.1 / 3.04 / 3.04
Bore/Stroke ratio1.16
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]3905 / 238.3 / 238.3
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]488.13 / 29.788 / 29.788
Compression ratio10.5
Fuel supplyLu L-Jet fuel inj.
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]205.1 / 275.0 / 275.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5500 / 5500 / 5500
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]366.0 / 269.9 / 269.9
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3500 / 3500 / 3500
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]6000 / 6000 / 6000
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]83.4 / 111.9 / 111.9 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]52.5 / 1.154 / 1.154
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]93.7 / 0.82 / 0.82

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.79
Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]248.4 / 188.2 / 188.2
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]3.90 / 3.90 / 3.90
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]4.90 / 4.90 / 4.90
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]12.70 / 12.70 / 12.70
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]232 / 144 / 144
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.7
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Suspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs
Wheels front7.0 x 15
Wheels rear7.0 x 15
Tyres frontMichelin TRX 225/50 VR 15
Tyres rearMichelin TRX 225/50 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated disc
Brakes reardisc
Brakes detailsservo-assisted
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]269 / 10.6 / 10.6
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]277 / 10.9 / 10.9
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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