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TVR Chimaera

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 TVR Chimaera

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 3946 cm3 / 240.8 cu in / 240.8 cu in, 168.0 kW / 225.3 hp / 225.3 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 373.0 N·m / 275.1 lb·ft / 275.1 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1994
ModelChimaeraIssued until
SerieChimaeraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3960 l / 139.85 cu ft / 139.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4020 mm / 158.3 in / 158.3 inTotal (curb) weight1025 kg / 2260 lb / 2260 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2290 mm / 90.2 in / 90.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity57 l / 12.5 UK gal / 15.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.83 m2 / 19.7 sq ft / 19.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.73 m2 / 7.9 sq ft / 7.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.2 kW / 24.4 hp / 24.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore94.1 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.1 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.32
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3946 cm3 / 240.8 cu in / 240.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity494.47 cm3/cylinder / 30.174 cu in/cylinder / 30.174 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power168.0 kW / 225.3 hp / 225.3 hp at 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
AspirationMax. torque373.0 N·m / 275.1 lb·ft / 275.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)67.2 kW / 90.1 hp / 90.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output42.6 kW/l / 0.935 bhp/cu in / 0.935 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque94.5 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio222.4 kW/ton / 168.5 bhp/ton / 168.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Chimaera

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