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 The 1999 London Motor Show - by CAINT.COM
It has TVR's own straight six engine which pumps out 360 bhp and has a novel roof design whereby, despite looking like a fixed head coupé, it is able to stow its roof and rear window in the boot, while still leaving room for luggage.
However, with today's engine management systems and the far wider rev ranges of modern powerplants, it is no longer necessary to monitor the engine speed all the time.
Like the Speed Twelve and racing variants of the Speed Eight engine, it has a dry sump which means it can sit very low in the chassis and that it doesn't suffer from oil surge which can be a problem with the long sump required for this configuration of engine.
www.carenthusiast.com /shows/tvr_1.htm   (1780 words)

 Untitled Document
The TVR Cerbera Speed Twelve made its world debut at the London Motor Show in October 1999 and is a departure from the traditional TVR manufacturing methods.
The front bulkhead is immediately behind the engine whilst the rear one lies directly ahead of the rear wheels.
The engine is fitted by removing the entire front end of the car, without the necessity of disconnecting any oil or water pipes.
www.tvrcc-berks.co.uk /The_Cars/Speed_12/Speed_12.htm   (416 words)

 TVR Tuscan Racer
TVR are rather fond of the name 'Tuscan'.
From this alliance the AJP8 was born (as were the Speed-6 and Speed-12 engines).
TVR have now taken on the development of the engine in-house.
www.pistonheads.com /tvr/tuscanracer/history.htm   (406 words)

 TVR Cars
In 1998 the 750 craftsmen and engineers at TVR produced 2,000 hand-built motor cars, every one of which was built to a customer’s specification, and every one of which cost less than half as much as the “mass produced” equivalent from Germany or Italy.
TVR proves that the correlation between these two variables is not necessarily as the Porsches and the Ferrari’s of this world would have us believe.
But the TVR spirit seems to belong to a different age, a world when roads were quiet and leafy, when a cardiovascular workout could be had by merely “dropping” the clutch, and when drivers of high-powered motor cars were held in the kind of esteem normally reserved for venturesome aviators.
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - V12
TVR made and used a V12 called Speed Twelve in several of their cars incuding the TVR Speed 12 and TVR Cerbera Speed 12.
Its engine displacement was 702 cubic inches (11.5 litre), and while power was not too impressive at 250 SAE net horsepower (190 kW), torque was 585 lbf·ft (793 N·m).
V12 is a common configuration for large diesel engines; most are available with differing numbers of cylinders in V configuration to offer a range of power ratings.
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 Car Engine Part   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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TVR Speed Twelve engine - The TVR Speed Twelve engine is the name of a V12 engine manufactured by TVR for use in the TVR Speed 12 race car, and later the TVR Cerbera Speed Twelve road car in which on the Cerbera Speed 12 went into production.
It was introduced in 1954 to replace the Ford L-Head engine and was replaced by the Ford FE engine (on...
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 Club UK - Life
TVR was established in the late 1940s by a brilliant engineer called Trevor Wilkinson (TreVoR), who firmly established the TVR formula within a decade, with the introduction of the fast and remarkably light TVR Grantura.
Every TVR since 1949 has been designed and manufactured on the same premises in Blackpool, and the Lancashire-based company is evidently proud of the fact that they have far more employees per car than any of their competitors.
TVR's latest success is the Cerbera Speed Twelve, which is capable of an astonishing 240 mph and incorporates the powerful 7.7 litre V12 engine that gives the car its name.
www.educationuk.org /clubuk/2/life_uk_tvr.html   (330 words)

 Sebring 2004 Preview
Due to its rough surface and its combination of both high and low speed corners, Sebring is the perfect setting for those planning on racing at Le Mans in June to shake down their cars and prepare for the event.
The Saleens should finally have their speed returned to them as they are now racing without all the restrictions levied on them due to Saleen not delivering enough street cars early on, as per series homologation rules.
The engines are similar in size to the originals and are the same configuration as well.
www.speedarena.com /news/publish/features/printer_4069.shtml   (3347 words)

 21st Century Cars - TVR Cerbera Speed Twelve   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
With its hybrid aluminium honeycomb and tubular steel chassis, carbon fibre bodywork, six speed sequential gearbox and unique fabricated steel blocked V12 800 bhp powerplant, this sensational lightweight variation of the Cerbera theme is in the tradition of week-end race cars that can be driven to and from the track.
This allows the exhausts to exit cleanly away from the engine and then turn ahead of the footwell to run down the sills, and the driver to sit as far rearward as possible.
The removal of the previous structural reliance upon the tunnel allows this to be as narrow as the gearbox dictates and in turn allows the driver to be positioned further inboard towards the centreline of the car.
www.21stcentury.co.uk /cars/tvr_cerbera_sp12.asp   (1006 words)

 TVR Cerbera Speed 12 - Page 2 - SportsCarForums.com
The Cerbera Speed Twelve's 7.7-litre V12 engine was actually two sixes joined at the hip with a special engine block, all of it fabricated by TVR itself.
When the roadgoing Speed Twelve was developed, the restrictors went in the bin allowing the mighty engine to gorge on enough air to reach its full,extraordinary potential.
The Speed Twelve is the same weight as our other cars, so all that extra power could go to make the car quicker, if only you can get the traction to transmit it to the road and that's the limiting factor at the moment.
www.sportscarforums.com /f9/tvr-cerbera-speed-12-a-10271-2.html   (1473 words)

 The TVR Tamora
The TVR Tamora is the next model in the new generation of TVRs.
In the same way that the Chimaera was engineered to be a more accessible sister to the Griffith, so the Tamora is based on the Tuscan Speed Six.
The engine is a new 3.6 litre version of TVR's own straight six, pushing out 330 bhp at 7200 rpm and 280 ft. lb.
www.b-link.co.uk /talkingtvr/tamora.htm   (172 words)

 1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12- Top Speed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Based in part on the TVR hardware at that time, the vehicle was intended to be both the world’s fastest road car and the basis for a GT1 class Le Mans racer.
The vehicle’s engine, displacing 472 cui and having twelve cylinders, was reportedly capable of producing nearly 1000 horsepower, although an exact measurement was never made.
The Speed 12 GTS managed to compete in a few races in the FIA GT championship in the GT1 class, though sudden rule changes and the demise of the GT1 class suddenly rendered the Speed 12’s existence obsolete.
www.topspeed.com /cars/tvr/tvr-cerbera-speed-12-ar10668.html   (985 words)

 TVR Speed 12 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The TVR Speed 12, originally known as the Project 7/12 was a very high performance concept vehicle designed by TVR in 1997.
By 1998 the car had been renamed the TVR Speed 12 and their GT1 racer was almost ready to go.
However, the Speed 12 GTS did manage to compete in a few races in the FIA GT championship in the GT1 class, though sudden rule changes and the subsequent demise of the GT1 class suddenly rendered the Speed 12 obsolete.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/TVR_Speed_12   (1107 words)

 Untitled Document
A 350 bhp version of this engine was developed for use in the road-going Cerbera, TVR's first 2+2 fixed head coupe for 10 years.
First used by them back in the 1960's, it is now seen driving around in the form used by John Travolta in the film 'Swordfish' and found in the British GTO championships as the Tuscan R. In addition to these two models, there is the 'Tuscan Racer'.
The engine was replaced a few years later with the TVRs own AJP8 engine as they felt the Rover V8 was getting near the limits of development.
www.tvrcc-berks.co.uk /The_Cars/Tuscan_Racer/Tuscan_Racer.htm   (544 words)

 TVR Cerbera - Tuscan Speed 6
The engine is an improved version of the 4 litre twin cam 24 valve straight six which will soon be fitted to the Cerbera and should produce more than 350 BHP.
Peter was dissatisfied with some elements of the previous years speed six and before he knew it, it had evolved into what we have now.
It was with some trepidation that I entered the TVR stand as I could see Peter talking to Ben Samuelson next to the Speed Twelve.
www.cerbera.co.uk /cerbera/tuscan.htm   (546 words)

Speed competitions are a friendly and low-cost form of motorsport organised by and for motoring enthusiasts.
Speed competitions are an ideal way to enjoy the performance of your road-going TVR in a safe environment.
All the TVR Car Club Speed Championship contenders at the event are ranked according to their handicapped time and awarded points according to the number of contenders they have beaten.
www.shpub.co.uk /tvrbooks/sprint_faq.html   (3117 words)

 Upto11.net - Wikipedia Article for TVR
:TVR is also the acronym for Televiziunea Romandacirc;nand#259;, Romanian Television, which operates four channels, Romania1, TVR2, TVR Cultural and TVR international.
TVR was founded in 1947 by Trevor Wilkinson, who used three consonants of his first name for the company name.
TVR History gives a detailed history of both TVR and some of its automobiles.
www.upto11.net /generic_wiki.php?q=tvr   (287 words)

 TVR: Typhoon, Whitehall, Sagaris, Protest, Squires Gate, Blackpool, Jason Oxley, Nikolai Smolenski
TVR is to launch a supercar at the Geneva motor show next spring.
Hemmings reports about the announcement: Members of the 7,000-strong TVR club are planning to rally at the factory on Friday, November 3, in a last-ditch effort to save the iconic, iconoclastic sports car manufacturer.
TVR also announced that any forthcoming cars will conform to current EU (Euro IV) emissions standards, which they explicitly said will allow US sales “in a couple of years.” Before production halted, they...
auto.commongate.com /tag/tvr   (744 words)

 Talking TVR - TVR Tuscan Speed Six
It is powered by TVR's own straight six engine which pumps out 360bhp plus it has a novel roof design whereby, despite looking like a fixed head coupe, it is able to store its roof and rear window in the boot, while still leaving room for luggage.
Many of the features which make this car extraordinary are there for sound engineering reasons but the simplicity and elegance of their form that they have been left on show.
The styling of the car has been very much influenced by the fact that it has a straight six engine mounted between the front wheels and it is this engine that is the heart of the car.
www.b-link.co.uk /talkingtvr/tuscanspeedsix.htm   (536 words)

 tvr speed 12 v mclaren f1. - Page 2 - SportsCarForums.com
Tvr would lose, remember that vid Ghalos posted showing it was a beast and it span...
Heck, The speed twelve engine is made of steel while the F1 engine is made of gold and aluminium.
The 3rd pic is a TVR Cerbera Speed 12...not a speed 12...
www.sportscarforums.com /f12/tvr-speed-12-v-mclaren-f1-11254-2.html   (567 words)

 Tuscan - New Suspension Set-Up For Tuscan S Announced
This is primarily so that the many TVR owners who take their cars on track days can more easily get into the car with a crash helmet on while benefiting from increased lateral support.
The engine of the Tuscan S has been further developed to produce 390 bhp at 7000rpm and 310 ft.lbs of torque at 5250 rpm.
You may wish to check with the manufacturer, via TVR UK authorized website, before making a purchasing decision.
www.carpages.co.uk /tvr/tvr_new_tuscan_announced_part_two_07_11_02.asp   (1224 words)

 TVR Tuscan Speed Six - Supercars.net
The TVR Tuscan Speed Six went into production early in 2000 and since then TVR have been making inroads into the initial order bank of 1600 deposits in order to bring the waiting list down to manageable proportions.
While many of those orders were from TVR's existing customers, a far larger proportion than ever before were from people who decided to transfer their allegiance away from mass manufacturers.
It has TVR's own straight six engine and has a novel roof design whereby, despite looking like a fixed head coupe, it is able to stow its roof and rear window in the boot, while still leaving room for luggage.
www.supercars.net /VC?id=1854   (1646 words)

The day of the two-stroke engine was over, and Auto Union engineers had begun working full-time to develop a competitive four-stroke model.
Its average speed was 60,2 km/h, and it consumed only 1,7 litres per 100 km.
A conventional petrol or diesel engine drove the front wheels and a 9,3 kW electric engine drove the rear.
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 Car Engine Speed Information and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
engine displaced 7.7 liters and was originally developed for racing applications in TVR's Speed Twelve.
CAD Tools for Nonlinear Control: Speed Control of a Car Engine CAD Tools for Nonlinear Control: Speed Control of a Car Engine A feedback linearization controller design is presented for the speed control of an automobile engine.
Engine Experts - Almost 10 hours of engine building advice from some of the biggest names in racing.
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 New TVR: The 600BHP Typhoon - Ultimatecarpage.com forums
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of TVR by Trevor Wilkinson and the firm is celebrating with a limited run of just 60 exceedingly fast supercars.
The engine is a much-tweaked version of the 4.0-litre Speed Six and will use the firm's usual five-speed manual 'box in beefed-up form.
TVR were successful in the past because they were the only company building that type of car, the major manufacturers have now spotted that market, and with their economies of scale they can produce a much better car for the same money.
www.ultimatecarpage.com /forum/showthread.php?t=29820   (1654 words)

 TVR WebMart - TVR Articles and Press Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
TVR fans needn't worry about the company going soft, though - performance is still outrageous, with a top speed of 180mph and a sub-four-and-a-half-second 0-60mph time.
The Tuscan is the first TVR ever to be crafted completely in-house, even down to the switchgear and dials, which make extensive use of aluminium and brass.
The Tuscan Speed Six is firmly in the mould of the firm's previous models, but a more modern interpretation of the theme.
www.tvr-webmart.co.uk /tvr_article_02.asp   (516 words)

 TheTVR.com, A TVR Fan Site - Home
TVR is a manufacturer of sports cars, located in Blackpool, North West England.
TVR is the third largest specialized sports car manufacturer of the world.
A diverse range of coupés and convertibles are offered, most using an inhouse straight-6 cylinder engine design, although there is also an inhouse V8 available.
www.thetvr.com   (199 words)

 V-12 Power!
The engine is an all-aluminum, double overhead cam, 60-degree V-12 with four valves per cylinder, producing up to 750 hp from its 7.5 liter displacement.
The engine is from AMG, with 850 bhp @ 5750 rpm, and 850 lb-ft. of torque.
The International Engine of the Year is an annual competition in several categories, judged by a panel of automobile journalists from around the world.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/vintage_classic_cars/114383/5   (459 words)

 TVR Picture Gallery
AC Cars build the Cobras in England and shipped them minus engines to the States, where Jack collected them at the docks and stored them at his dealership until Shelby was ready for them.
His friend Dick Monich, the TVR importer, was visiting and the question came up, "could they put the v8 in a TVR?" Since Dick had driven one there, it wasn't too hard to check.
The cost of importing v8s to Britian and the high fuel consumption compared to other British cars made the Tuscan as difficult to sell in Britian as the Griffith, and the regular narrow body Tuscan was switched to v6 power before the M series replaced it.
www.tvrna.com /pictures1.html   (719 words)

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