1969 TVR Tuscan V6

The TVR Tuscan V6 is a 2 door coupé-bodied motor vehicle with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. Its 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 3 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) at 5000 rpm and 260 Nm (192 lbft/26.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels via a 4 speed manual with overdrive set of gears. Claimed kerb weight is 910 kg. Maximum claimed speed is 201 km/h, which equates to 125 mph.

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Key facts

1969 TVR Tuscan V6 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3683 mm
How heavy?
910 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2994 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
260 Nm / 192 ft.lb / 26.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.3 s
How fast?
201 km/h, 125 mph

TVR Tuscan models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 3532 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 920 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

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1969 TVR Tuscan V6 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1372 mm 54 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1372 mm 54 inches
Length 3683 mm 145 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Height 1219 mm 48 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 910 kg 2006 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 3 litre
2994 cc
(182.705 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.66 × 72.42 mm
3.69 × 2.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.29
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 46.1 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 260 Nm (192 ft·lb) (26.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 86.84 Nm/litre
1.05 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.9:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1091.3 kPa (158.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 153.76 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
113.08 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
151.65 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.84 kg/kW
14.77 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 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID14399
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 TVR Tuscan V6 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.