1989 TVR Speed Eight

TVR Speed Eight is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.9 litre, overhead valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 225 bhp (228 PS/168 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 340 N·m (251 lb·ft/34.7 kgm) at 3500 rpm. The power is delivered to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox. It weighs a quoted 1120 kg at the kerb. Maximum quoted speed is 230 km/h (143 mph).

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1989 TVR Speed Eight information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4100 mm
How heavy?
1120 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3947 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
228 PS / 225 bhp / 168 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
340 Nm / 251 ft.lb / 34.7 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7 s
How fast?
230 km/h, 143 mph

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1989 TVR Speed Eight data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2460 mm 96.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1530 mm 60.2 inches
Length 4100 mm 161.4 inches
Width 1760 mm 69.3 inches
Height 1210 mm 47.6 inches
Ground clearance 150 mm 5.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1120 kg 2469 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 61 litres 13.4 UK Gal 16.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Rover
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 3.9 litre
3947 cc
(240.861 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 71.1 mm
3.7 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.32
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
228 PS (225 bhp) (168 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
57 bhp/litre
0.93 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
340 Nm (251 ft·lb) (34.7 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
86.14 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.75:1
Fuel system Lucas L fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1082.5 kPa (157 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 493.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 230 km/h (143 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 203.69 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
149.81 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
200.89 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.68 kg/kW
11.15 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
Turning circle 9.90 m
Front suspension I.UW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.CS.
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 0.79
Final drive ratio 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID84777
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 TVR Speed Eight added 2001-08-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.