TVR – Car Tuning Central http://www.cartuningcentral.com Car Tuning Resources Online Sun, 01 Jul 2018 10:20:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 TVR http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr#respond Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:19:51 +0000 http://www.cartuningcentral.com/?p=1147

Founded by Jack Pickard and Trevor Wilkinson in 1947 TVR was at first named Trevcar Motors, and later was renamed. One of the first manufacturers to used a reinforced by glass plastic based frame body over a tube styled steel internal framework TVR proved to be a sporty car. By the latter end of the 50s the cars used a 4 cylinder motor to power the 100 horse car, and most of these were sold in the English markets. During the first two decades, due to stringent tax laws that made selling vehicles less profitable, TVR offered many of the cars as a kit car model rather than a manufactured vehicle – however this was ended after the government caught on in the 70’s.

TVR Logo

During the 60’s an American car dealer had a striking idea, and that idea lead to one of the cars actually being named after him. Jack Griffith took a 4.7 Liter V8 engine out of his car, at the time an AC Cobra, and then mounted it into a TVR car. Thus the TVR Griffith was born. Throughout the latter 60’s TVR used many engines before finally settling back in on a Ford engine that was capable of almost 130 horses, and easily modified for more. However in the 70’s more picking and choosing for engines came about, and many vehicles had several to choose from.

During the 80’s the company began to focus again on the power and performance of the mighty V8, moving away from smaller V6 based technology and engines so that more performance could be injected into the frames of the TVR Cars. This brought capacity from 3.5L to 4.5L almost instantly and gave the car a surge in horsepower. During the 1990’s they continued with V8’s, using Rover as a supplier and then modifying them until they eventually developed and tested their own engine designs, which culminated in a light weight alloy based V8 engine that could run as well as a traditional, but was a much lighter solution.

TVR

Recently in 2004 the company was bought and thus was now owned by a man named Smolensky, a Russian who intends to keep TVR in GB. However in 2006, due to declining sales, staff was cut and production was scaled back, and a new factory was to be chosen because the lease on the old one was up, and it lacked the adequate resources for more modern technologies. Later last year it turned out body production would be outsourced to Italy, and later a year ago this month Smolensky split TVR into three different companies. Current affairs are still in much turmoil.

]]>
http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr/feed 0
TVR Griffith Technical Specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-griffith-technical-specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-griffith-technical-specifications#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:47:08 +0000 http://www.cartuningcentral.com/?p=6674 The TVR Griffith is an awesome exotic car running on a 5 Liter V8 engine, capable of 354.8lb-ft@3750rpm / 327bhp@5250rpm.

The TVR Griffith is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 4.4 s and reaches a top speed of 162.2 mph.

TVR Griffith

This beautiful exotic car uses a 5-Speed Manual transmission and weights 2310 lbs.

Are you sure you want one of these? Well, you just need to put your hands on $48,251 and the TVR Griffith is all yours… Drive carefully! 🙂

]]>
http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-griffith-technical-specifications/feed 0
TVR Chimaera Technical Specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-chimaera-technical-specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-chimaera-technical-specifications#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:36:38 +0000 http://www.cartuningcentral.com/?p=6668 The TVR Chimaera is an awesome exotic car running on a 3.9 Liter V8 engine, capable of 275.8lb-ft@4000rpm / 240bhp@5250rpm.

The TVR Chimaera is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 5.1 s and reaches a top speed of 149.1 mph.

TVR Chimaera

This beautiful exotic car uses a 5-Speed Manual transmission and weights 2255 lbs.

Are you sure you want one of these? Well, you just need to put your hands on $72,110 and the TVR Chimaera is all yours… Drive carefully! 🙂

]]>
http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-chimaera-technical-specifications/feed 0
TVR Cerbera Speed 12 Technical Specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-cerbera-speed-12-technical-specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-cerbera-speed-12-technical-specifications#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:04:56 +0000 http://www.cartuningcentral.com/?p=6665 The TVR Cerbera Speed 12 is an awesome exotic car running on a 7.7 liter V12 engine, capable of 650lb-ft@5750rpm / 880bhp@7250rpm.

The TVR Cerbera Speed 12 is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 3.5 s and reaches a top speed of 240 mph.

TVR Cerbera Speed

This beautiful exotic car uses a 6-Speed Hollinger Sequential transmission and weights 2150 lbs.

Are you sure you want one of these? Well, you just need to put your hands on $245,000 and the TVR Cerbera Speed 12 is all yours… Drive carefully! 🙂

]]>
http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-cerbera-speed-12-technical-specifications/feed 0
TVR Sagaris Technical Specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-sagaris-technical-specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-sagaris-technical-specifications#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:58:11 +0000 http://www.cartuningcentral.com/?p=6677 The TVR Sagaris is an awesome exotic car running on a TVR Speed Six engine, 4.0 Liter Straight-6 engine, capable of 349lb-ft@5000rpm / 400bhp@7000rpm.

The TVR Sagaris is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 3.6 s and reaches a top speed of 190 mph.

TVR Sagaris

This beautiful exotic car uses a 5-Speed Manual transmission and weights 2513 lbs.

Are you sure you want one of these? Well, you just need to put your hands on $85,000 and the TVR Sagaris is all yours… Drive carefully! 🙂

]]>
http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-sagaris-technical-specifications/feed 0
TVR Tuscan Speed Six Technical Specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-tuscan-speed-six-technical-specifications http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-tuscan-speed-six-technical-specifications#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:56:44 +0000 http://www.cartuningcentral.com/?p=6680 The TVR Tuscan Speed Six is an awesome exotic car running on a 4.0 Liter straight-6 engine, capable of 310lb-ft@5250rpm / 360.1bhp@7000rpm.

The TVR Tuscan Speed Six is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 4.2 s and reaches a top speed of 180 mph.

TVR Tuscan Speed Six

This beautiful exotic car uses a 5-Speed Manual transmission and weights 2425 lbs.

Are you sure you want one of these? Well, you just need to put your hands on $77,195 and the TVR Tuscan Speed Six is all yours… Drive carefully! 🙂

]]>
http://www.cartuningcentral.com/tvr-tuscan-speed-six-technical-specifications/feed 0