1987 TVR S

The S is a rear wheel drive convertible/cabriolet car with a front mounted engine, sold by TVR. Its 2.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that has an output of 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 220 N·m (162 lb·ft/22.4 kgm) at 4300 rpm. Power is delivered to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 940 kg. The TVR S is said to be able to attain a top speed of 209 km/h, or 130 mph.

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Key facts

1987 TVR S information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3962 mm
How heavy?
940 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2792 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
220 Nm / 162 ft.lb / 22.4 kgm @ 4300 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.6 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph

TVR S models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1998 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW

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1987 TVR S data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1397 mm 55 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1397 mm 55 inches
Length 3962 mm 156 inches
Width 1665 mm 65.6 inches
Height 1220 mm 48 inches
Ground clearance 142 mm 5.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 940 kg 2072 lb
Weight distribution 51 % front
fuel tank capacity 54 litres 11.9 UK Gal 14.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 60° vee
Capacity 2.8 litre
2792 cc
(170.378 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93 × 68.5 mm
3.66 × 2.7 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.36
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
57.3 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
220 Nm (162 ft·lb) (22.4 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
78.8 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 990.2 kPa (143.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 465.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 22.80 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.9 s
Standing kilometre 29.9 s
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 172.58 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
126.93 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
170.21 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.88 kg/kW
13.16 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 2.700
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 7J x 14
Wheel size rear 7J x 14
Tyres front 205/60 VR 14
Tyres rear 205/60 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 239 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.82
Final drive ratio 3.64
general
Carfolio.com ID32197
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1987 TVR S added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.