1972 TVR 3000 M

This automobile has a 3 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. Its 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3 litres. This unit provides power and torque figures of 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) at 5000 rpm and 260 Nm (192 lbft/26.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the driven wheels. It weighs a quoted 996 kg at the kerb. Maximum stated speed is 200 km/h or 124 mph.

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1972 TVR 3000 M information summary

What body style?
3 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4013 mm
How heavy?
996 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2994 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
260 Nm / 192 ft.lb / 26.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.6 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.2 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph

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1972 TVR 3000 M data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1416 mm 55.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1416 mm 55.7 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 996 kg 2196 lb
Weight distribution 54 % 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
(DIN)
140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
46.1 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
260 Nm (192 ft·lb) (26.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
86.84 Nm/litre
1.05 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.9:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1091.3 kPa (158.3 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 7.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 23.20 s
Standing quarter-mile 16 s
Standing kilometre 29.3 s
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 140.48 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
103.32 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
138.55 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.68 kg/kW
16.17 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 10.30 m
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID53064
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 TVR 3000 M added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.