1989 TVR 400 SE

The TVR 400 SE is a rear wheel drive car, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 275 bhp (279 PS/205 kW) at 5500 rpm and 366 N·m (270 lb·ft/37.3 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels via a 5 speed manual 'box. The quoted kerb weight is 1150 kg. Maximum claimed speed is 241 km/h (150 mph).

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1989 TVR 400 SE information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
1150 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 3998 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
279 PS / 275 bhp / 205 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
366 Nm / 270 ft.lb / 37.3 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5 s
How fast?
241 km/h, 150 mph

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1989 TVR 400 SE data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2413 mm 95 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4013 mm 158 inches
Width 1727 mm 68 inches
Height 1219 mm 48 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 1150 kg 2535 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer TVR
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4 litre
3998 cc
(243.973 cu in)
Bore × Stroke
Bore/stroke ratio
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 279 PS (275 bhp) (205 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 68.8 bhp/litre
1.13 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 366 Nm (270 ft·lb) (37.3 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 91.55 Nm/litre
1.11 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1150.4 kPa (166.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 241 km/h (150 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 242.45 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
178.32 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
239.13 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.61 kg/kW
9.37 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 unknown
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 ID13805
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 TVR 400 SE added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.