TVR Tamora. 2002 For Sale. Year: 2002. Price: SOLD
"The Tamora is to the Tuscan what the Chimaera was to the Griffith - a softer version with more conservative styling. The Tamora is the only full-convertible in the range and it carries over the simple, award winning roof mechanism of the Chimaera - a lift out roof section (stowed in the boot) and a folding rear screen. The engine is the 3.6LITRE version of the TVR Speed Six that serves up 350BHP at 7200RPM and 290LB.FT of torque at 5500RPM. Maximum revs is 8000RPM. The engine is identical to the Tuscan 3.6 - a fuel injected, 24v, dry sump etc. - but the Tamora has a unique exhaust note by virtue of a special stainless steel and titanium exhaust system. Speed Six engines are extremely tractable, enabling the Tamora to behave like a pussycat if you want to use it daily. However, all it takes is exploration of the last couple of inches of throttle travel to take off like a scalded cat. Performance is firmly in the supercar league with 60MPH reached in 4.4SECS and 100MPH in 9.5SECS.
The top speed is over 170MPH. The handling is benign but involving with double wishbones and coil springs over gas filled shock absorbers. The ride quality is tuned for everyday driving and the handling set up to achieve a high level of grip in wet and dry conditions with progressive breakaway should you reach the limit. The standard 16" wheels use a unique British-designed and made Avon ZZ3 tyre, while the 18" Tuscan wheels (shown in the photographs) are an optional extra. The Tamora uses electrical assistance for the steering and, in conjunction with the suspension settings and optimised tyres provides confidence-inspiring feel, but not an intimidating level of feedback. Brakes are cross drilled and ventilated discs all round (304MM front and 282MM rear) with powerful four piston callipers at the front. The Tamora has a roll hoop around the windscreen and substantial door beams, are manufactured from T45 steel. The composite bodywork and weight-saving construction methods mean that the Tamora is
the lightest of the current generation of TVRs at just over 1,000KG. The dashboard comprises an analogue speedometer and matching tachometer above a switchable multi-function display which gives the fullest range of information from water and oil temperature, outside air temperature and battery volts to maximum and minimum values achieved (including maximum speed). Shift lights give a clear visual cue for gear changing points. Further weight saving is achieved with race-style composite bucket seats and an alloy floor mounted pedal box that is bolted through to the chassis." Source: TVR Press Information. TVR Website November 2005.
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