1965 TVR Trident Prototype

The Trident Prototype is a road car from TVR, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a Trevor Fiore-styled 2 door coupé body style. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 4.7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 271 bhp (275 PS/202 kW) at 6000 rpm and 426 N·m (314 lb·ft/43.4 kgm) at 3400 rpm respectively. Quoted kerb weight is 1170 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 217 km/h, which is 135 mph.

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1965 TVR Trident Prototype information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4064 mm
How heavy?
1170 kg
What size engine?
4.7 litre, 4727 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
275 PS / 271 bhp / 202 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
426 Nm / 314 ft.lb / 43.4 kgm @ 3400 rpm
How fast?
217 km/h, 135 mph

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1965 TVR Trident Prototype data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerTrevor Fiore
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Length 4064 mm 160 inches
Width 1664 mm 65.5 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1170 kg 2579 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 8
Capacity 4.7 litre
4727 cc
(288.459 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 72.9 mm
4 × 2.87 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.39
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 275 PS (271 bhp) (202 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 57.3 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 426 Nm (314 ft·lb) (43.4 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque 90.12 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system 1 Fo carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1132.5 kPa (164.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 590.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 217 km/h (135 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 234.84 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
172.72 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
231.62 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.79 kg/kW
9.67 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
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID14443
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1965 TVR Trident Prototype added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.