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  TVR Taimar Turbo
1976 - 1979
TVR Taimar Turbo
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TVR Taimar Turbo

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe/Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Number Built 63 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Turbo V6
Capacity
183 in3 
Max Power
230 bhp @5500rpm 
Max Torque
273 lb/ft @3500rpm 
Power to Weight
221 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
262 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 77 bhp/litre 
Compression 8.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.70 X 2.85 in 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
140 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
6.0 sec 
0 - 100 mph
15.0 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.8 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
14.5sec @???mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
154.0 in 
Width
64.0 in 
Height
47.0 in 
Weight
2330 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
12 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £20000 - £20000
 
Profile

The TVR Taimar Turbo was significant in that it was the first British car to feature a turbocharger, although this was only as an option on the normally aspirated range. Ironically, it was also the last TVR to feature a turbocharger, the company going down the big engine normally aspirated route thereafter.

The standard Taimar's 3 litre engine output was significantly boosted by the turbo, up by nearly 100bhp! This bought supercar acceleration to the TVR with a standing start to 60mph covered in under 6 seconds. Just 63 examples of this landmark car were ever produced.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
60% 56% 4% 12
Ranks 601 of 771 Ranks 625 of 771 Ranks 301 of 771 Ranks 147 of 771

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