1980 TVR Tasmin Convertible

The Tasmin Convertible is a motor car from TVR, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 2.8 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) at 5700 rpm and 220 N·m (162 lb·ft/22.4 kgm) at 4300 rpm respectively. This power is supplied to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1017 kg.

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1980 TVR Tasmin Convertible information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4064 mm
How heavy?
1017 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2792 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
220 Nm / 162 ft.lb / 22.4 kgm @ 4300 rpm

TVR Tasmin models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1993 cm3 99 PS 98 bhp 73 kW 1065 kg
3 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2792 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1050 kg
3 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2792 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1064 kg
1980 TVR Tasmin Convertible data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2388 mm 94 inches
Track/tread (front) 1435 mm 56.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1440 mm 56.7 inches
Length 4064 mm 160 inches
Width 1727 mm 68 inches
Height 1194 mm 47 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1017 kg 2242 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 naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
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 162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output 57.3 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 220 Nm (162 ft·lb) (22.4 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque 78.8 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system Bo K-Jet fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 990.2 kPa (143.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 465.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 159.51 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
117.32 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
157.33 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.52 kg/kW
14.24 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.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID50556
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 TVR Tasmin Convertible added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.