TVR Tamora

The TVR Tamora is a 2-seater sports car built from 2002 by British firm TVR, filling the gap left by the company's Chimaera and Griffith models. Designed by Lee Hodgetts and Darren Hobbs, it was the entry-level model in the TVR's range of models priced at £43,460.

TVR Tamora
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Overview
ManufacturerTVR Motor Company Limited
Production2002–2006
AssemblyBlackpool, England
DesignerLee Hodgetts
Darren Hobbs
Body and chassis
Classsports car (S)
Body style2-door roadster
PlatformFibreglass body over tubular steel chassis
RelatedTVR T350
Powertrain
Engine3.6 L Speed Six I6
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,361 mm (93.0 in)[1]
Length3,925 mm (154.5 in)[1]
Width1,715 mm (67.5 in)[1]
Height1,204 mm (47.4 in)[1]
Curb weight1,060 kg (2,337 lb) (dry)[1]
Chronology
PredecessorTVR Chimaera
TVR Griffith (First Generation)

OverviewEdit

 
TVR Tamora

The Tamora is fitted with a TVR's in-house 'Speed Six', a DOHC 3605 cc six-cylinder engine rated at 350 hp (261 kW) at 7200 rpm and 290 lb⋅ft (393 N⋅m) of torque at 5500 rpm, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Brake rotors are 12.0 inches (300 mm) up front, and 11.1 inches (280 mm) in the back. Front calipers are AP Racing, the rears being a direct fit from many Ford vehicles. The suspension is a double wishbone setup at all four corners. Standard wheels are 16×7 inch aluminium, with 225/50ZR-16 Avon ZZ3 tires. [2]

The Tamora is built on a 93-inch (2,400 mm) wheelbase, and the car's overall profile is 154.5 inches (3,920 mm) long, 67.5 inches (1,710 mm) inches wide and 47.4 inches (1,200 mm) high. It weighs 2,337 lb (1,060 kg) with 58/42 weight distribution. Keeping with the TVR tradition, the Tamora lacks driving aids such as traction control and ABS as well as air bags.

According to Autocar magazine, the Tamora is capable of accelerating 0–60 mph in 4.2 seconds, and completes the quarter mile in 12.5 seconds at 119 mph (192 km/h). Top speed is over 170 mph (270 km/h).

The Tamora also provided the base for the T350 coupé.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "TVR Tamora Specifications". Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ "TVR Tamora General information". Retrieved 3 February 2018.

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