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TVR 390 SE

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 TVR 390 SE

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3905 cm3 / 238.3 cu in / 238.3 cu in, 205.1 kW / 275.0 hp / 275.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 232 km/h / 144 mph / 144 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1985
Model390 SEIssued until
Serie390Number 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

Length4013 mm / 158.0 in / 158.0 inTotal (curb) weight1107 kg / 2441 lb / 2441 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1205 mm / 47.4 in / 47.4 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 clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.5 UK gal / 16.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.0 sq ft / 19.0 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerTVRValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore89.8 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.1 mm / 3.04 in / 3.04 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.16
Fuel supplyLu L-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement3905 cm3 / 238.3 cu in / 238.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity488.13 cm3/cylinder / 29.788 cu in/cylinder / 29.788 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power205.1 kW / 275.0 hp / 275.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)83.4 kW / 111.9 hp / 111.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.5 kW/l / 1.154 bhp/cu in / 1.154 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque93.7 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.90 s / 3.90 s / 3.90 sTop (maximal) speed232 km/h / 144 mph / 144 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.90 s / 4.90 s / 4.90 sPower-to-weight ratio248.4 kW/ton / 188.2 bhp/ton / 188.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)12.70 s / 12.70 s / 12.70 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-lock3.7Turning circle9.6 m / 31.5 ft / 31.5 ft
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 15Wheels rear7.0 x 15
Tyres frontMichelin TRX 225/50 VR 15Tyres rearMichelin TRX 225/50 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front269 mm / 10.6 in / 10.6 inBrake diameter rear277 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR 390 SE

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