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Why The Crazy TVR Cerbera Is A Proper 90s Car

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TVR enjoyed of a renaissance during the 1990s. the brutal Griffith and the softer-but-still-mean they unleashed the Cerbera the world.

The Cerbera was essentially a two-plus-two coupe version of the TVR called it a car for the family man . but only if his were contortionists. There was of space up front though, and it was handsome.

But that didn#8217;t The Cerbera was all about its beast of an .

The Cerbera#8217;s 4.2-litre, V8 #8216;Speed motor was TVR#8217;s first engine, after decades of the Rover V8. It was inspired by F1 engines of the and featured a 75 degree #8216;V#8217; and a crank. The result was 360bhp and ft in a car that weighed just

That#8217;s a lot!


Performance was biblical. 0-60mph was in 4.6 seconds, 100mph in under Flat out, you would be 185mph. The Cerbera could pretty much anything the weeds.

A point Jeremy Clarkson when he drag raced one some its fastest rivals.

The handling was surprisingly friendly for a but only up to a point. Its longer and long-travel suspension made it and forgiving most of the time, the super-quick steering could twitchy. But it was still massively and had no driver aids whatsoever.

the mark and it would spit you the scenery before you could blink.

And that was in the dry. Add water and it have been easier to with a grizzly bear. I I once saw one spin out on a damp carriageway when the driver tried to change lanes.

He even going that

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The Cerbera was to drive. And bonkers to sit in, too. The dashboard looked like it had out of a spaceship. There were below the steering wheel and no handles. To get in, you pressed a button the wing mirror.

To get out? Actually I don#8217;t There was a button somewhere#8230;

on, there was a six-cylinder Speed Six and the V8 got bigger and more powerful. The Red Rose version had 440bhp, for a 60mph sprint in under seconds and a top speed approaching And let#8217;s not forget the mythical, Speed 12.

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for GT1 racing, the Speed 12 had a 7.7-litre V12 … of an engine. TVR said it had but they didn#8217;t really It could have had 1000. Top Pick a number.

220, 230, 240 even. never know. GT1 was canned it took to the track but it had some it the British GT Championship.

A road-going nearly made it to production. of deposits were taken, with a price tag of £188,000. But chairman Peter Wheeler, an racer himself, decided it was on the road.

They did eventually sell one to a specially vetted (incredibly buyer.

The Cerbera was a TVR so it had some issues, mostly electrical. And the body smelt of glue. But a one should have had its problems by now and will only set you back £15,000 . Which isn#8217;t a lot for one of the ferociously fast, bonkersly cars ever built in

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