1997 TVR Cerbera 4.5, 1998 MY

The TVR Cerbera 4.5 is a rear wheel drive automobile, with the engine located in the front, and a 2 door coupé body. Its 8 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 4.5 litres. In this application it provides power and torque figures of 420 bhp (426 PS/313 kW) at 6750 rpm and 515 Nm (380 lbft/52.5 kgm) at 5500 rpm respectively. A 5 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the wheels. With a stated weight at the kerb of 1100 kg, the TVR Cerbera 4.5 manages to cover the 0-60 mph benchmark sprint in 4.1 seconds and the standing-start quarter mile in 12.4 seconds. The TVR Cerbera 4.5 is claimed to attain a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph).

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TVR Cerbera 4.5
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Key facts

1997 TVR Cerbera 4.5, 1998 MY brief technical data

What body style?2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?4280 mm
How heavy?1100 kg
What size engine?4.5 litre, 4475 cm3
How many cylinders?8, V
How much power? 426 PS / 420 bhp / 313 kW @ 6750 rpm
How much torque? 515 Nm / 380 ft.lb / 52.5 kgm @ 5500 rpm
How quick?0-60 mph: 4.1 s
How fast?290 km/h, 180 mph

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1997 TVR Cerbera 4.5 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2566 mm 101 inches
Track/tread (front) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1470 mm 57.9 inches
Length 4280 mm 168.5 inches
Width 1865 mm 73.4 inches
Height 1220 mm 48 inches
Ground clearance 130 mm 5.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1100 kg 2425 lb
Weight distribution 51 % front
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer TVR
Engine code AJP8
Cylinders V 8 in 75° vee
Capacity 4.5 litre
4475 cc
(273.081 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 91 × 86 mm
3.58 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
426 PS (420 bhp) (313 kW)
at 6750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
93.9 bhp/litre
1.54 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
515 Nm (380 ft·lb) (52.5 kgm)
at 5500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
115.08 Nm/litre
1.39 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction alloy block & head
sump
compression ratio 10.75:1
Fuel system SFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1446.2 kPa (209.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 559.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 8.90 s
Standing quarter-mile 12.4 s
@ 118 mph
Standing kilometre 21.5 s
@ 246 km/h
Maximum speed 290 km/h (180 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 387.13 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
284.72 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
381.82 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.17 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 3.51 kg/kW
5.87 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 8 x 18
Wheel size rear 8 x 18
Tyres front 225/35 ZR 18
Tyres rear 255/35 ZR 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter 322 mm
Rear brake diameter 306 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.73
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID30514
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 41.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 TVR Cerbera 4.5 added 2000-01-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.