1985 TVR 390 SE

TVR 390 SE is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. Its 3.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that develops 275 bhp (279 PS/205 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 366 N·m (270 lb·ft/37.3 kgm) at 3500 rpm. A 5 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the driven wheels. Quoted kerb weight is 1107 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 232 km/h or 144 mph.

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1985 TVR 390 SE information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
1107 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3905 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
279 PS / 275 bhp / 205 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
366 Nm / 270 ft.lb / 37.3 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.9 s
How fast?
232 km/h, 144 mph
1985 TVR 390 SE data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2388 mm 94 inches
Track/tread (front) 1435 mm 56.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1440 mm 56.7 inches
Length 4013 mm 158 inches
Width 1727 mm 68 inches
Height 1205 mm 47.4 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1107 kg 2441 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 61.4 litres 13.5 UK Gal 16.2 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 3.9 litre
3905 cc
(238.298 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89.8 × 77.1 mm
3.54 × 3.04 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.16
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
279 PS (275 bhp) (205 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
70.4 bhp/litre
1.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
366 Nm (270 ft·lb) (37.3 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
93.73 Nm/litre
1.13 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Lu L-Jet fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1177.8 kPa (170.8 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 488.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 3.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 12.70 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 232 km/h (144 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 251.87 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
185.25 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
248.42 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.4 kg/kW
9.02 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.700
Turning circle 9.60 m
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.W.CS.
Wheel size front 7.0 x 15
Wheel size rear 7.0 x 15
Tyres front Michelin TRX 225/50 VR 15
Tyres rear Michelin TRX 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 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID29073
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 40.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1985 TVR 390 SE added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.