1975 TVR Taimar Turbo

The Taimar Turbo is a rear wheel drive coupé motor vehicle with a front placed engine, from TVR. Its 3 litre engine is a turbocharged, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that has an output of 230 bhp (233 PS/172 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 370 N·m (273 lb·ft/37.7 kgm) at 3500 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels. It weighs a claimed 1043 kg at the kerb. Top quoted speed is 224 km/h, which equates to 139 mph.

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1975 TVR Taimar Turbo information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
1043 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2994 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
233 PS / 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
370 Nm / 273 ft.lb / 37.7 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.8 s
How fast?
224 km/h, 139 mph

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1975 TVR Taimar Turbo data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4013 mm 158 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Height 1194 mm 47 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1043 kg 2299 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 63.6 litres 14 UK Gal 16.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged 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 233 PS (230 bhp) (172 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 76.8 bhp/litre
1.26 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 370 Nm (273 ft·lb) (37.7 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 123.58 Nm/litre
1.49 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1553 kPa (225.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 14.5 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 224 km/h (139 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 223.58 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
164.44 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
220.52 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.08 kg/kW
10.16 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
Turning circle
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 3.33
general
Carfolio.com ID50523
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1975 TVR Taimar Turbo added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.