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TVR Tasmin Convertible

(1980 model)

Brief specs of 1980 TVR Tasmin Convertible

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2792 cm3 / 170.4 cu in / 170.4 cu in, 119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1980
ModelTasmin ConvertibleIssued until
SerieTasminNumber 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

Length4064 mm / 160.0 in / 160.0 inTotal (curb) weight1017 kg / 2242 lb / 2242 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1194 mm / 47.0 in / 47.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2388 mm / 94.0 in / 94.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity64 l / 14.0 UK gal / 16.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.75 m2 / 18.9 sq ft / 18.9 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 (V6)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke68.5 mm / 2.70 in / 2.70 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.36
Fuel supplyBo K-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement2792 cm3 / 170.4 cu in / 170.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity465.33 cm3/cylinder / 28.396 cu in/cylinder / 28.396 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.7 kW/l / 0.939 bhp/cu in / 0.939 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.8 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio157.3 kW/ton / 119.2 bhp/ton / 119.2 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, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Tasmin Convertible

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