1989 TVR S2C

This vehicle has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2.8 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) at 5700 rpm and 220 Nm (162 lbft/22.4 kgm) at 4300 rpm respectively. A 5 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the wheels. Its stated kerb weight is 900 kg.

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1989 TVR S2C information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3962 mm
How heavy?
900 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2792 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
220 Nm / 162 ft.lb / 22.4 kgm @ 4300 rpm

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1989 TVR S2C data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1397 mm 55 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1397 mm 55 inches
Length 3962 mm 156 inches
Width 1448 mm 57 inches
Height 1118 mm 44 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 900 kg 1984 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2792 cc
(170.378 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93 × 68.5 mm
3.66 × 2.7 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.36
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output 53.7 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 220 Nm (162 ft·lb) (22.4 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque 78.8 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system Bo K-Jet fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 990.2 kPa (143.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 465.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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
Power-to-weight ratio 168.98 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
124.28 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
166.67 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.05 kg/kW
13.44 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 I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID13926
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 TVR S2C added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.