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TVR Chimaera 500

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 TVR Chimaera 500

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head 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 from2001
ModelChimaera 500Issued until
SerieChimaeraNumber 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

Length4015 mm / 158.1 in / 158.1 inTotal (curb) weight1060 kg / 2337 lb / 2337 lb
WidthDry 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)
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)100.0 kW / 134.1 hp / 134.1 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 & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.2Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Chimaera 500

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