1995 – 2000 TVR Chimaera – Top Speed

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1995 – 2000 TVR

TVR Chimaera

Transmission: 5-Speed Horsepower @ RPM: 320 @ 5500 @ RPM: 320 @ 4000 Displacement: L 0-60 time: 4.1 sec. Top 167 mph 0-100 time: 10.5

TVR. An exclusive brand been synonymous with the most powerful performance both on the track and on the road, for sixty years. Few marques up the same sense of theatre and among their fans and or fear among the uninitiated.

inside a carefully hand-crafted TVR and it, however, and one knows immediately the truth: that there is more to these British-bred than first meets the that they are paradoxical and the truth goes far deeper the cars#8217; antecedent notoriety implies.

Today, TVR#8217;s power and performance is married to a real-world sophistication. But none of character, flair or soulfulness has compromised in making the cars pragmatic; in fact, it is precisely of the latest models#8217; profound and luxuriousness that the experience is even more than before.

Combined with designs and an erstwhile driving is a more distinguished refinement, to the drive set-up and to the finish. The result is that every is an adventure that#8217;s both and visceral. An adventure that every sense, and even to evoke new ones.

The Chimaera

Chimaera aged in terms of styling or of capabilities first rolling off the production back in 1992/3. The Chimaera represents one of the best compromises on the today.

It remains one of the best TVR have ever built. The litre engine was the perfect to the world of TVR.

Powerful to have plenty of fun with, yet enough not to overwhelm the TVR virgin. people fall in love the sound of those V8#8217;s and indeed Chimaera sounds

The Chimaera is a sensible TVR, if is such a thing.It proved to be the TVR ever, a combination of keen perceived accessibility and towering closely follows the styling of the classic TVR S series of cars.

The looks similarly tempting asa a purchase, with a number of cars in the dealer network for keys to the TVR might well impossible to resist, if youre hard man than new man.

The Chimaera functions well as a edged alternative to a Griffith, but possessed of awesome muscularity always lurking at the end of the throttles


More adventurous the Griffiths the interior features curves, aluminium gear and fluorescent green instrument this show the initial of an ideas mine that has plundered in full for the Cerbera and cabins.

As with most TVRs the dashboard is a lesson to the of plastic that a stylish is always possible from age old British recipe. Take the set of simple analogue dials, them across a sweeping of tree trunk and dress fine aluminium controls. It taken a budget of millions to a VW style pleasing feel to the either.

Most of the buttons and operate smoothly and feel Best of all it has a heating system particularly good in cold This was a car that must been designed in the winter.

drivers of earlier #8217;S#8217; suffer with one cold from the inadequete heating the Chimaera driver enjoys a roasting of hot air, just for those mad roofless frosty

The two occupants are separates by a wide tunnel but the internal space is at a supportive seats and the thick, whell could be trimmed in any or material the original buyer and the hood works well, at waterproofing and windproofing the car.

Luggage space is usually the compromise if you want fun from a road car. The capacious of the Chimaera shows that needn#8217;t be the case. Even the single piece roof in the there#8217;s plenty of room for and we#8217;re not talking about shaped custom made

Inside the car, there#8217;s a of places to stash your and the large rear shelf for bags if necessary.

Driving and

Chimaera name represents in a fire breathing, goat-bodied, monster with the tail of a The TVR Chimaera is similarly cobbled from a disparate set of components to a fire-breathing entity but in this it all works so well you never the joins.

Its extremely unlikely two identical Chimaeras have left the factory, due to the amount of a customer can build into car from new .

The Chimaera was probably the derivative of all the TVR models of recent car offering this level of was ever going to be cheap to and certain aspects of running a are just plain expensive. It regular doses of synthetic oil, aside from its appetite for 98RON Super Petrol.

TVR is still tarnished with over built quality but the is showing the benefits of a long life. A modern Chimaera is a solid feeling car without the or rattles that you might of a relatively cheap hand car.

The clutch, the frony discs, the headlamp unit all will cost very whilst one of the Bridgestone rear wont leave much from $500.

However just a different car, in softer tones. There#8217;s feedback through the steering but you describe it as sharp. The chassis rigid and provided you#8217;re not with your right the handling is predictable.

Push too and it will skip a little breaking away with traction the first victim. It up the bumps well but sparks can fly the low slung chassis on some of #8217;B#8217; road specials. It is a car you can drive very quickly country or around a track.

You might lose out in bends to the on rails#8217; brigade, the acceleration out of bends provides just as fun and challenge.


The TVR Chimaera is the TVR image promises, on the open Loud, aggressive, heavy to and hairy of chest.The v8 engine wailing at 3500rpm but until it sound lazy and and vaguely. 5000rpm and the 6250rpm the engine make a noise that have the hairs on the back of neck standing bolt thats what owning a TVR is all

That acceleration is provided by a yet friendly engine. It should as no surprise that you see so many in London. The four litre V8 is a to drive in traffic. It has a slightly and easy feel to it at low revs, not threatening any trouble until 3,500rpm.

From there it strongly with its mid range is fun for blasting past unsuspecting

Youll need to be accurate and in your use of the throttle and steering the 5-litre car especially on a wet and twisty The TVR can be hustled along at a fair if you drive in a tidy, disciplined youll have to be very with the corrective lock if you try any tactics. The car has been developed the emphasis on handling rather outright grip.

The steering is fantastic and a skilled will revel in sliding the car The previously agile Chimaera can very big and cumbersome if you get it out of shape.

The way to access the joys of TVR ownership is doubt the TVR Chimaera. The car is less and more thoroughly sorted the Cerbera and Griffith models, but it 95% of the thrills with a tiny of practicality.

All become worthwhile as as the road opens up and you hear the of the big V8, but youll have to put up with a probability of unreliability and some characteristics.That is due to the fact that the is quite unlike a mass-production car but understand what made the TVRs most popular

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