1988 TVR Tuscan

TVR Tuscan is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 3.5 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 225 bhp (228 PS/168 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 298 N·m (220 lb·ft/30.4 kgm) at 4300 rpm. A 5 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the driven wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 920 kg. The TVR Tuscan is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 233 km/h which is 145 mph.

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Key facts

1988 TVR Tuscan information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3962 mm
How heavy?
920 kg
What size engine?
3.5 litre, 3532 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
228 PS / 225 bhp / 168 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
298 Nm / 220 ft.lb / 30.4 kgm @ 4300 rpm
How fast?
233 km/h, 145 mph

TVR Tuscan models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4OD 2994 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 910 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4727 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1030 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4727 cm3 275 PS 271 bhp 202 kW 1030 kg
1988 TVR Tuscan data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3962 mm 156 inches
Width 1448 mm 57 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 920 kg 2028 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Rover/Buick
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 3.5 litre
3532 cc
(215.536 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 71.12 mm
3.5 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 228 PS (225 bhp) (168 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 63.7 bhp/litre
1.04 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 298 Nm (220 ft·lb) (30.4 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque 84.37 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1060.2 kPa (153.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 441.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 233 km/h (145 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 247.96 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
182.37 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
244.57 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.48 kg/kW
9.16 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID13783
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1988 TVR Tuscan added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.