1994 TVR Chimaera 5.0

The TVR Chimaera 5.0 is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which supplies its power through the rear wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 290 bhp (294 PS/216 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 477 N·m (352 lb·ft/48.6 kgm) at 3500 rpm. The engine powers the wheels through a 5 speed manual set of gears. Maximum stated speed is 257 km/h or 160 mph.

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Key facts

1994 TVR Chimaera 5.0 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4015 mm
What size engine?
5 litre, 4997 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
294 PS / 290 bhp / 216 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
477 Nm / 352 ft.lb / 48.6 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.4 s
How fast?
257 km/h, 160 mph

TVR Chimaera models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4552 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1060 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4997 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1060 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4546 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1060 kg
TVR Chimaera 4.0 -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 3947 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 3947 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1060 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4997 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1060 kg

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1994 TVR Chimaera 5.0 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4015 mm 158.1 inches
Width 1865 mm 73.4 inches
Height 1205 mm 47.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 57.7 litres 12.7 UK Gal 15.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer TVR
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5 litre
4997 cc
(304.936 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 90 mm
3.7 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
294 PS (290 bhp) (216 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
58 bhp/litre
0.95 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
477 Nm (352 ft·lb) (48.6 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
95.46 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1199.6 kPa (174 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 624.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 257 km/h (160 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
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 9.80 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID15224
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1994 TVR Chimaera 5.0 added 1996-04-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.