Key facts

1983 TVR 350i information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
1163 kg
What size engine?
3.5 litre, 3532 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
200 PS / 197 bhp / 147 kW @ 5280 rpm
How much torque?
298 Nm / 220 / 30.4 kgm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6 s
How fast?
246 km/h, 153 mph


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1983 TVR 350i technical specifications


The TVR 350i is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 3.5 litres. For this model it provides power and torque figures of 197 bhp (200 PS/147 kW) at 5280 rpm and 298 Nm (220 lbft/30.4 kgm) respectively.
This power is supplied to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted kerb weight is 1163 kg.
The TVR 350i is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 246 km/h, or 153 mph.
1983 TVR 350i data
1983 TVR 350i data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2388 94
Track/tread (front) 1435 56.5
Track/tread (rear) 1440 56.7
Length 4013 158
Width 1727 68
Height 1207 47.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1163 kg 2564 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient 0.37
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Rover/Buick
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 3.5 litre
3532 cc
(215.536 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 71.12 mm
3.5 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 200 PS (197 bhp) (147 kW)
at 5280 rpm
Specific output 55.8 bhp/litre
0.91 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 298 Nm (220 ft·lb) (30.4 kgm)
Specific torque 84.37 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.7:1
Fuel system Bo L-Jet fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1060.2 kPa (153.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 441.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.1 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.8 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 246 km/h (153 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 171.74 PS/g
126.31 kW/g
169.39 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.92 kg/kW
13.22 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
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
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.79
Final drive ratio 3.54
general ID29161
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 TVR 350i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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