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TVR Cerbera 4.5

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 TVR Cerbera 4.5

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4475 cm3 / 273.1 cu in / 273.1 cu in, 313.2 kW / 420.0 hp / 420.0 hp @ 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm, 515.0 N·m / 379.8 lb·ft / 379.8 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 290 km/h / 180 mph / 180 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1997
ModelCerbera 4.5Issued until
SerieCerberaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4280 mm / 168.5 in / 168.5 inTotal (curb) weight1100 kg / 2425 lb / 2425 lb
Width1865 mm / 73.4 in / 73.4 inDry weight
Height1220 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2566 mm / 101.0 in / 101.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1464 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inWeight distribution (front)51.0 % / 51.0 % / 51.0 %
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeAJP8Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (75.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerTVRValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionalloy block & headBore91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.06
Fuel supplySFiEngine displacement4475 cm3 / 273.1 cu in / 273.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity559.38 cm3/cylinder / 34.135 cu in/cylinder / 34.135 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power313.2 kW / 420.0 hp / 420.0 hp at 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque515.0 N·m / 379.8 lb·ft / 379.8 lb·ft at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)99.5 kW / 133.4 hp / 133.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output70.0 kW/l / 1.538 bhp/cu in / 1.538 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque115.1 N·m/l / 1.01 lb·ft/cu in / 1.01 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.73
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed290 km/h / 180 mph / 180 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.10 s / 4.10 s / 4.10 sPower-to-weight ratio381.8 kW/ton / 289.3 bhp/ton / 289.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)8.90 s / 8.90 s / 8.90 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time12.40 s / 12.40 s / 12.40 s (top 118 km/h / 73 mph / 73 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time21.50 s / 21.50 s / 21.50 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2Turning 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 front8 x 18Wheels rear8 x 18
Tyres front225/35 ZR 18Tyres rear255/35 ZR 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front322 mm / 12.7 in / 12.7 inBrake diameter rear306 mm / 12.0 in / 12.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Cerbera 4.5

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