2001 TVR Chimaera 450

The TVR Chimaera 450 is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with its engine placed in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet bodyshell. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 4.6 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 285 bhp (289 PS/213 kW) at 5500 rpm and 407 N·m (300 lb·ft/41.5 kgm) at 4500 rpm respectively. This power is transmitted to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox. The TVR Chimaera 450 weighs a stated 1060 kg at the kerb. Top stated speed is 257 km/h (160 mph).

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Key facts

2001 TVR Chimaera 450 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4015 mm
How heavy?
1060 kg
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4552 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
289 PS / 285 bhp / 213 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
407 Nm / 300 ft.lb / 41.5 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.7 s
How fast?
257 km/h, 160 mph

TVR Chimaera models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4997 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 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
2001 TVR Chimaera 450 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 4.6 litre
4552 cc
(277.78 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 82 mm
3.7 × 3.23 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
289 PS (285 bhp) (213 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
62.6 bhp/litre
1.03 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
89.41 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1123.6 kPa (163 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 569 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 11.20 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 257 km/h (160 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 272.61 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
200.49 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
268.87 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.12 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.99 kg/kW
8.33 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 ID74294
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 TVR Chimaera 450 added 2001-02-13.
Last modified 2013-02-28.