2001 TVR Chimaera 500

TVR Chimaera 500 is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The 5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that produces 320 bhp (324 PS/239 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 434 N·m (320 lb·ft/44.3 kgm) at 4000 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1060 kg. The TVR Chimaera 500 is claimed to attain a top speed of 269 km/h or 167 mph.

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2001 TVR Chimaera 500 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4015 mm
How heavy?
1060 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4997 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
324 PS / 320 bhp / 239 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
434 Nm / 320 ft.lb / 44.3 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.1 s
How fast?
269 km/h, 167 mph

TVR Chimaera models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4552 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1060 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4546 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1060 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4997 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
TVR Chimaera 4.0 -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 3947 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 3947 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1060 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4997 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1060 kg

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2001 TVR Chimaera 500 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Length 4015 mm 158.1 inches
Width
Height 1215 mm 47.8 inches
Ground clearance 132 mm 5.2 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1060 kg 2337 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 57 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer TVR
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5 litre
4997 cc
(304.936 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 90 mm
3.7 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
324 PS (320 bhp) (239 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
64 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
434 Nm (320 ft·lb) (44.3 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
86.85 Nm/litre
1.05 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1091.4 kPa (158.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 624.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 10.50 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 269 km/h (167 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 306.08 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
225.12 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
301.89 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.13 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.44 kg/kW
7.42 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.200
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.8
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID74272
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 TVR Chimaera 500 added 2001-02-13.
Last modified 2013-02-28.