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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Exotic

The British carmaker TVR produced a hard-core sports-car without ABS, ESP, or other electronic nannies to keep the car on the road.

For some, it was too hard-core.

While some sports-cars customers asked the carmakers to fit automatic transmissions and special luxury items, the British motorists hoped to see a vehicle built in an old-fashion way. TVR gave them exactly that with the 2001 Tuscan. It made it without any industrial robots or computerized tools. It did it with a bunch of high-skilled workers who put passion and pride in their work. Finally, the Tuscan looked like no other car on the road. Its triple headlamps on each front fender were completed by a tiny additional round light for the DRL system. The holes in the front bumper were made to make the front end lighter. Since the carmaker built the Tuscan S on a chassis, it offered it with a targa-roof, which required a one-person job to remove and store it in the trunk.

Inside, the Tuscan featured a carefully crafted interior that combined leather, polished aluminum, and polished brass. Its buttons looked like they were taken from a jewelry shop, not from a car manufacturer. Still, TVR didn't consider to re-arrange the pedals or installing an automatic transmission, so it wasn't easy to drive by someone who didn't appreciate the hard-core British roadster concept.

Under the hood, TVR installed a straight-six, 4.0-liter gasoline engine that produced 350 hp. It was paired exclusively with a five-speed manual.

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TVR Tuscan 2001 - 2005
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.6L 5MT (350 HP)

TVR Tuscan 3.6L 5MT (350 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6L 5MT (350 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3605 cm3
Power
257 KW @ 7500 RPM
350 HP @ 7500 RPM
345 BHP @ 7500 RPM
Torque
287 lb-ft @ 5750 RPM
389 Nm @ 5750 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
175 mph (282 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
Front 225/50 ZR16 - Rear 255/55 ZR16
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.7 in (4234 mm)
Width
71.3 in (1811 mm)
Height
47.2 in (1199 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.9/59.1 in (1,445/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
93 in (2362 mm)
Ground Clearance
4 in (102 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.7 cuFT (275 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2425 lbs (1100 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2821.9 lbs (1280 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
12.4 mpg US (19 L/100Km)
Highway
16.8 mpg US (14 L/100Km)
Combined
14.3 mpg US (16.4 L/100Km)
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