TVR Tuscan

31 Jan 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on TVR Tuscan

The Beautiful TVR Tuscan

The Development of the

The first TVR Tuscan was developed 1967 and was the result of several of development after Martin and his father Arthur acquired TVR its liquidation in 1965. The original was a V8 powered by a Ford 289 with and 271bhp options. Less 30 were made and most sold in America.

Over the couple of years the TVR Tuscan was increasing the length to give space inside and was released as the V8 SE. Once again very few built and half of them sold in America.

A lesser might have given up but in Lilley released yet another This time the Tuscan was longer, wider and much lines. However, sales still poor.

At this point Lilley to give up on the Ford V8 and in 1969 the Tuscan V6 using a 3 Litre engine. Once again were poor despite the torque and a top speed of 125mph. 1969 and 1971 only 101 were made, mostly for the UK

However, it was not until Peter took over the helm in the that the development of the Tuscan we and love today began. So take a look at the more incarnations of the TVR Tuscan:


Five different engine were available to customers. based on the 4.0 L Speed Six with degrees of power and torque. The was an entry level 3.6 L Speed Six was virtually as powerful as the lowest-level 4.0 L but delivered less torque.

Engine Configuration:

Straight Six four valves per trainDisplacement: 4.0 L cc) or 3.6 L (3605 cc)

Power and torque:

360 bhp (268.5 kW), 310 ft.lbf Nm)

Tuscan Red Rose: 380 bhp (283.4 310 ft.lbf (420.3 Nm)

Tuscan S 390 bhp (290.8 kW), 310 ft.lbf Nm)

Tuscan S (post-2003): 400 bhp (298.3 315 ft.lbf (427.1 Nm)

3.6 L: 350 bhp (261 290 ft.lbf (393.2 Nm)

Other minor changes to improve the overall size and appearance of the remains virtually unchanged its inception.

In October 2005 the II version of the Tuscan was introduced, in reality their were minor cosmetic changes. At point a soft top option was to complement the existing targa

Although TVRs in general have a bad reputation regarding the Tuscan has peformed admirably in one of the arduous races on earth; the 24 race at Le Mans. The perfectly suspension geometry, chassis and make it even easier to than previous models.

the Tuscan is without a doubt one of the beautiful cars ever every wave and scoop in the body of the Tuscan has a practical the outlets in the bonnet serve as low exits for the hot air from the radiator; the above the boot lid and the splitter the front grill jointly downforce over both and the low, swooping lip cuts the air to improve the Tuscans aerodynamics and grip.

The interior of the Tuscan is covered in stitched leather hide in any of colours. The switchgear is machined and, as you would expect in a car of type there is little for the frivolous.

All of the switches and displays are positioned to avoid the need to the driver from the task at going very, very

The Driving Experience:

Turn on a and hit the accelerator and you are treated to one of the most sounds this side of a top of the Bang Olafsen sound The Tuscan features two massive cans reminiscent of the old Ducati of the late 70ґs and early

The drive is lively and I would not taking a hand off the wheel you are moving at anything like the this car demands. Having that, the car feels secure no how hard you push it. In fact it begs to be pushed harder.

compared to other cars similar performance; Ferrari and Lambourghini Gallardo to name but it is easy to see why the TVR Tuscan has such a fan base. The Tuscan, at 1100Kg, a fraction of its competitors and its performance is identical and all of this for about a of the price.

0-30 mph: s

0-60 mph: 3.68 s

mph: 8.08 s

100-0 mph: 4.15 s

Top 180 — 195 mph

It is interesting to note that the TVR (like all TVRs) does not traction control or anti-lock According to Peters Wheeler features do not improve the performance or of their vehicles and has publicly that, based on testing and driving experience, their are safer without them. are dismissed for similar reasons.

to Fame

The TVR Tuscan was imortalised in the film Swordfish, in which Travolta and Hugh Jackman use the car to get from a pursuing gang of hit

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