TVR Tuscan – review and opinion

30 Nov 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on TVR Tuscan – review and opinion

Sex on wheels NO REALLY

Well what can I say, the title only just hints at the beauty of this car. Now first of all I should say I am writing about the TVR Tuscan S rather than the standard Tuscan, the main differences being performance and the rear of the car has a fin on it.

I must insist that for you to comprehend the passion I have for this car, you must have a look at this photo.

This photo is on my desktop and believe it or not pushed Kelly Brook out of the screen (my old background), that’s right ladies cars really can have that effect.

The Tuscan when released back in 1999 was hailed as one of the best super-cars ever to hit the market, imagine it, the power of a Ferrari Maranello with the weight of a Ford Fiesta. This car will out perform ALL Porsche currently on the market and all Ferrari’s apart from the new Enzo of course.

The question which needs asked and the answer to which will keep you up at night is how much does it cost, well first take the Ferrari’s usually you’ll look at paying Ј90,000 plus or a Porsche about Ј62,000 plus – wait for it the TVR Tuscan S will set you back a measly Ј48,800 roughly, depending on extras. (How do they do it?)

Performance wise the car has a top speed of 195Mph + that’s right! You will be able to get over the magic 200 mark on a good day (on a race track of course. ). Acceleration will scare you even more however 0-62mph in ……. 3.7 seconds, compare that to most mid life crisis cars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo which manages this in a snail’s pace of 4.1 seconds.

You would be forgiven for thinking and asking – that is all fine and well but fuel will cost you an arm and a leg with a miles per gallon figure of 0.5, you would however be wrong the Tuscan manages somehow someway to pull off 28 mpg which is quite phenomenal for a super-car.

Best of all this car is completely British, that does not mean used to be British or built in Britain but owned by a German company, oh no. This car is produced in Blackpool, and a British man owns TVR a Mr Pete Wheeler.


Lengh overall 4235 mm

Width overall (including mirrors) 1810 mm

Height Overall 1200 mm


Ground Clearance 102 mm

Wheelbase 2361 mm

One thing I had always wondered is how to open the car, if you look at the picture there are no door handles. Well recently I found out how as I had the privilege of getting in a friends Tuscan, on the underside of the wing mirrors there is a button. Push this and the window will slide down a few mm and pop open.

How James bond is that!

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