1990 TVR V8 S

The TVR V8 S is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. Its 3.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that has an output of 240 bhp (243 PS/179 kW) of power at 5300 rpm, and maximum torque of 373 N·m (275 lb·ft/38 kgm). The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox. Having a claimed weight at the kerb of 1052 kg, the TVR V8 S can dispense with the 0-60 mph benchmark sprint in 5.2 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 14 seconds. The TVR V8 S is said to be able to attain a maxiumum speed of 238 km/h which is 148 mph.

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1990 TVR V8 S information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3957 mm
How heavy?
1052 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3947 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
243 PS / 240 bhp / 179 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
373 Nm / 275 ft.lb / 38 kgm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.2 s
How fast?
238 km/h, 148 mph

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1990 TVR V8 S data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1438 mm 56.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1438 mm 56.6 inches
Length 3957 mm 155.8 inches
Width 1666 mm 65.6 inches
Height 1223 mm 48.1 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1052 kg 2319 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 54.5 litres 12 UK Gal 14.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Rover
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.9 litre
3947 cc
(240.861 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 71.1 mm
3.7 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.32
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
60.8 bhp/litre
1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
373 Nm (275 ft·lb) (38 kgm)
Specific torque
(DIN)
94.5 Nm/litre
1.14 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1187.5 kPa (172.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 493.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 14 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 238 km/h (148 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 231.31 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
170.12 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
228.14 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.88 kg/kW
9.82 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 7J x 15
Wheel size rear 7J x 15
Tyres front 205/60 VR 15
Tyres rear 205/60 VR 15
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter 238 mm
Rear brake diameter 250 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID13981
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 TVR V8 S added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.