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TVR Tuscan (racer)


TVR Tuscan (racer)

Chairman of TVR, Peter Wheeler, described the Tuscan racer as 'very frightening', which was no understatement, given its incredible power. The car came about as the 420 SEC was banned from competition because it was beating all its competition. TVR responded by creating its own one-make racer series, with the Tuscan announced as the new car everyone would compete in. The first meeting was in 1989 and was deemed a huge success because of the close racing and the skill required from the drivers. The Tuscan used a backbone chassis, but with double wishbones at the rear instead of trailing arms. Huge disc brakes were fitted to withstand hard use, and racers were allowed changes only to the spring rates, anti-roll bars and shocks. The mandatory engine was TVR's modified version of a Rover V8, using four Dellorto carbs and a strengthened bottom end.

TVR Tuscan (racer) Specifications

Top speed:165 mph (264 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):3.6 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:271 ci (4,441 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:400 bhp (298 kW) @ 7,000 rpm
Max torque:361 lb ft (489 Nm) @ 5,500 rpm
Weight:1,765 lb (802 kg)
Economy:N/A
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