2005 TVR Tuscan 2 Convertible


2005 TVR Tuscan 2 Convertible

2005 TVR Tuscan 2 Convertible

May 22nd, 2004, Birmingham Motor Show-While the roof and rear screen have always been removable on the Tuscan, many customers have expressed a desire for a full convertible. The new Tuscan convertible is launched with the 350 bhp Speed Six engine and is priced at 39,750 GBP, which is identical to that of the targa. It features twin rollover hoops that are bolted through to the chassis and slightly staggered for increased rollover stiffness as well as being trimmed for elegance. The carbonfibre roof panel is lighter than those of convertible TVRs of old for ease of use and the roof hoop is locked onto the rollover protection by means of screw catches which are very easy to fit as well as making the whole structure immensely strong. Boot space is also increased to cavernous compared to any of its competition, which adds even further to the surprising practicality of Tuscan 2.

Story by TVR Cars Ltd, edited by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $ $75 000 USD
engineAluminum Alloy Inline-6 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionFront, Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedSequential Multi-Point Fuel Injection
displacement3996 cc / 243.9 in³
power272.2 kw / 365 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output91.34 bhp per litre
bhp/weight331.82 bhp per tonne
torque427.08 nm / 315 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
driven wheelsRWD w/Limited Slip
wheel typeAluminum Alloy
front tires225/50ZR16
rear tires225/55ZR16
front brakesVented Brakes w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake sizex 304 mm / x 12.0 in
rear brakesVented Brakes w/Single-Piston Sliding Calipers
r brake sizex 282 mm / x 11.1 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Hydraulic Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coi lover Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coi lover Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1167 kg / 2573 lbs
wheelbase2361 mm / 93.0 in
front track1470 mm / 57.9 in
rear track1470 mm / 57.9 in
length4235 mm / 166.7 in
width1810 mm / 71.3 in
height1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmissionFive-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~257.5 kph / 160 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.2 seconds
0 – 100 mph~9.0 seconds