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 by Richard Owen
price $  $75 000 USD
engine Aluminum Alloy Inline-6 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front, Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Sequential Multi-Point Fuel Injection
displacement 3996 cc / 243.9 in³
power 272.2 kw / 365 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output 91.34 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 331.82 bhp per tonne
torque 427.08 nm / 315 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
driven wheels RWD w/Limited Slip
wheel type Aluminum Alloy
front tires 225/50ZR16
rear tires 225/55ZR16
front brakes Vented Brakes w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 304 mm / x 12.0 in
rear brakes Vented Brakes w/Single-Piston Sliding Calipers
r brake size x 282 mm / x 11.1 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Hydraulic Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coi lover Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coi lover Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1167 kg / 2573 lbs
wheelbase 2361 mm / 93.0 in
front track 1470 mm / 57.9 in
rear track 1470 mm / 57.9 in
length 4235 mm / 166.7 in
width 1810 mm / 71.3 in
height 1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmission Five-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~257.5 kph / 160 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.2 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~9.0 seconds