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TVR Tuscan Speed Six

For the TVR Tuscan of 1967 to 1971, see TVR Tuscan (1967).
TVR Tuscan Speed Six
File:2000 TVR Tuscan 4.0 Speed Six by The Car Spy.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer TVR
Production 1999 - 2006
Assembly Blackpool, United Kingdom
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door Targa top
2-door convertible
Layout Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Platform Fiberglass body over tubular steel chassis
Related TVR Sagaris
TVR Tuscan Challenge
Powertrain
Engine 3.6 L straight-6 Speed Six
4.0 L (3996 cc) Speed Six
4.2 L
Transmission Borg Warner T5 5 manual
Dimensions
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The TVR Tuscan is a sports car which was manufactured by TVR in the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2006.

Specifications

Engine

Five different inline six engine options were offered to customers. Four of these were variants of the 4.0 L Speed Six making different amounts of power and torque, depending on the trim level selected. The last was a 3.6 L Speed Six which produced the same amount of power as the lowest-level 4.0 L engine, although slightly less torque.

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  • Power and torque:
  • 3.6L Mk1: Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert".
  • 4.0L Mk1: Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert".
  • 4.0L Mk1 Red Rose: Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert".
  • 4.0L Mk1 S (pre-2003): Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert".
  • 4.0L Mk1 S (post-2003): Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert".
  • 4.0L Mk2 (post-2005): Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert".
  • 4.0L Mk2 S (post-2005): Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert".
  • 4.0L Mk2 Convertible (post-2005): Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert".
  • 4.0L Mk2 Convertible Red Rose (post-2005): Script error: No such module "convert"., Script error: No such module "convert".
  • 4.2L Mk2 T440R (2003): Script error: No such module "convert". @7600 rpm, Script error: No such module "convert". @/6000 rpm

Chassis

Even though there have been numerous tweaks to the Tuscan's chassis and suspension, the overall size and appearance of the variants remain virtually identical apart from minor aerodynamic aids to the S model in the form of an undertray in the front and a small boot-lid spoiler on the rear.

In October 2005 the "Mk 2" version of the Tuscan was introduced, though in reality this was just a minor facelift. The modifications were restricted to cosmetic changes to the front and rear lights, the dashboard, and the spoilers on the S model plus some minor changes to the chassis to improve the handling. At the same time, a new variant a full soft top was introduced alongside the original targa version.

Performance

  • 0-30 mph: 1.72 s
  • 0-60 mph: 3.68 s
  • 0-100 mph: 8.08 s
  • 100-0 mph: 4.15 s
File:TVR Tuscan T400R.jpg
A Tuscan T400R racing model run by Team LNT in the Le Mans Series.

It is worth noting that these test results were achieved in a post-2003 Tuscan S without traction-control or anti-lock brakes. TVR's design philosophy holds that such features do not improve either the performance or safety of their vehicles and thus they are not so equipped. TVR rejects the notion that these features, along with airbags, are "safety devices" and believes that, based on testing and experience, their cars are safer without these things than with them.[1]

A modified version of the car was used in the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans, and again the following year.

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