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  TVR Chimaera
1993 - 2003
TVR Chimaera
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
305 in3 
Max Power
340 bhp @5500rpm 
Max Torque
350 lb/ft @3750rpm 
Power to Weight
326 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
335 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 68 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
26 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
165 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.5 sec 
0 - 100 mph
10.5 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
158.1 in 
Width
73.4 in 
Height
48.0 in 
Weight
2337 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7 X 15
7 X 16 
Tyres (F/R) 205/60 ZR15
225/55 ZR15 
Fuel Capacity
12.7 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £10000 - £18000
 
Profile

The Chimaera, first shown at the 1992 Birmingham Motor Show, was intended as a more practical alternative to the total performance oriented Griffith.

The glass fibre Chimaera was almost as attractive as it's stablemate but with more compliant suspension and practical boot space (with enough room for the removable roof). Like the Griffith, 4.0L, 4.3L and from 1996 5.0L Rover V8's were available with power ranging up to 340bhp with over 350lbft of torque.

This combination of good looks, high performance and practicality made the Chimaera TVR's biggest seller to date.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
69% 64% 15% 24
Ranks 406 of 771 Ranks 534 of 771 Ranks 80 of 771 Ranks 45 of 771

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