TVR 420 Sports Saloon

The TVR 420 Sports Saloon is a 2 door coupé style automobile with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 4.2 litres. This unit provides power and torque figures of 265 bhp (269 PS/198 kW) at 5500 rpm and 407 Nm (300 lbft/41.5 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. A 5 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels.

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TVR 420 Sports Saloon -
TVR 420 Sports Saloon
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Key facts

TVR 420 Sports Saloon information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4220 mm
What size engine?
4.2 litre, 4230 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
269 PS / 265 bhp / 198 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
407 Nm / 300 ft.lb / 41.5 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6 s

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TVR 420 Sports Saloon data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2387 mm 94 inches
Track/tread (front) 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1480 mm 58.3 inches
Length 4220 mm 166.1 inches
Width 1778 mm 70 inches
Height 1224 mm 48.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 82 litres 18 UK Gal 21.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer TVR
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.2 litre
4230 cc
(258.13 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.5 × 77 mm
3.68 × 3.03 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 269 PS (265 bhp) (198 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 62.6 bhp/litre
1.03 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 96.22 Nm/litre
1.16 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.75:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1209.1 kPa (175.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 528.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 14.50 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.UW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.W.CS.
Wheel size front 8½J x 15
Wheel size rear 8½J x 15
Tyres front 225/50 VR 15
Tyres rear 225/50 VR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 269 mm
Rear brake diameter 277 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.79
Final drive ratio 3.06
general
Carfolio.com ID163592
Production total 1
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
TVR 420 Sports Saloon added 2007-11-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.