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2001 TVR Tuscan S

2001 TVR Tuscan S

2001 TVR Tuscan S

The Tuscan S is a development of the old red rose Tuscan but with a number of significant developments. At the forefront of these is a revision of the chassis geometry with different kingpin inclination and less bump steer to specifically set the car up for the 18 wheels which come as standard on this car. Spring and damper rates are also now stiffer than they were originally to complement the car’s new chassis and extra power. The brakes have also been enlarged to 322mm at the front and 298mm at the rear. They remain cross drilled and ventilated all round and the callipers remain the same also.

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. The Tuscan S also features most of the Tuscan’s options list as standard. Among these are air conditioning, gas discharge main beam headlamps and a DAB stereo which receives the latest digital radio broadcasts. It is the first production car to have one of these fitted as standard.

Story by TVR Engineering Ltd

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ £48 800
engine Inline-6 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
valvetrain 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 3996 cc / 243.9 in³
bore 96 mm / 3.78 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
power 290.8 kw / 390.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 97.6 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 420.3 nm / 310 ft lbs @ 5250 rpm
front brakes Vented Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Single-Piston Calipers
r brake size mm / in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
length 4235 mm / 166.7 in
width 1810 mm / 71.3 in
height 1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~313.8 kph / 195 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~8.1 seconds