1972 TVR Taimar

The TVR Taimar is a 2 door coupé style road car with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 142 bhp (144 PS/106 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 233 N·m (172 lb·ft/23.8 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual with overdrive transmission. The quoted kerb weight is 1026 kg. Its maximum speed stated is 192 km/h (119 mph).

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1972 TVR Taimar information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
1026 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2994 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
144 PS / 142 bhp / 106 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
233 Nm / 172 ft.lb / 23.8 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.8 s
How fast?
192 km/h, 119 mph

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1972 TVR Taimar data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1365 mm 53.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1365 mm 53.7 inches
Length 4013 mm 158 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Height 1194 mm 47 inches
Ground clearance 127 mm 5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1026 kg 2262 lb
Weight distribution 52.3 % front
fuel tank capacity 54.6 litres 12 UK Gal 14.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3 litre
2994 cc
(182.705 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.66 × 72.42 mm
3.69 × 2.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.29
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 144 PS (142 bhp) (106 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 47.4 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 233 Nm (172 ft·lb) (23.8 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 77.82 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.9:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 977.9 kPa (141.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 24.70 s
Standing quarter-mile 16.3 s
Standing kilometre 30.1 s
Maximum speed 192 km/h (119 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 140.33 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
103.21 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
138.4 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.69 kg/kW
16.18 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
Turning circle 11.10 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.W.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID50512
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 TVR Taimar added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.