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TVR Speed 12

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 TVR Speed 12

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 48-valve straight (inline) engine, 7730 cm3 / 471.7 cu in / 471.7 cu in, 589.0 kW / 789.9 hp / 789.9 hp @ 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm, 881.0 N·m / 649.8 lb·ft / 649.8 lb·ft @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 332 km/h / 206 mph / 206 mph top speed, consumption 13.0 l/100km / 21.7 mpg-UK / 18.1 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1998
ModelSpeed 12Issued until
SerieSpeedNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5170 l / 182.58 cu ft / 182.58 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4310 mm / 169.7 in / 169.7 inTotal (curb) weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Width1970 mm / 77.6 in / 77.6 inDry weight
Height1110 mm / 43.7 in / 43.7 inLoad capacity280 kg / 617 lb / 617 lb
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight1280 kg / 2822 lb / 2822 lb
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity57 l / 12.5 UK gal / 15.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.86 m2 / 20.0 sq ft / 20.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 12 cylinder)Total number of valves48
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement7730 cm3 / 471.7 cu in / 471.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power589.0 kW / 789.9 hp / 789.9 hp at 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque881.0 N·m / 649.8 lb·ft / 649.8 lb·ft at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)130.1 kW / 174.4 hp / 174.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output76.2 kW/l / 1.675 bhp/cu in / 1.675 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque114.0 N·m/l / 1.00 lb·ft/cu in / 1.00 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) speed332 km/h / 206 mph / 206 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)2.90 s / 2.90 s / 2.90 sPower-to-weight ratio801.0 kW/ton / 606.9 bhp/ton / 606.9 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)13.0 l/100km / 21.7 mpg-UK / 18.1 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions304 g/km / 489 g/mi / 489 g/mi (est.)
  Range438 km / 273 mi / 273 mi

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/35-ZR18Tyres rear225/50-ZR16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsOptional ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Speed 12

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