One of the more recent models in the new generation of TVRs. In the same way that the Chimaera was engineered to be a more accessible sister to the Griffith, so the Tamora is based on the Tuscan Speed Six, whose platform it shares. The Tamora is growing in popularity due to its style, flair, performance and affordability.
The engine is a 3.6 litre version of TVR's own straight six, pushing out 350 bhp at 7200 rpm giving the car extremely brisk performance. In fact it reaches 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The Tamora shares the technology of the 4.0 litre Speed Six engine found in the Cerbera and the Tuscan as well as that found in the successful Tuscan R racing car. It does, however, sound different due to an all-new stainless steel and titanium exhaust system.
Handling is benign but involving with double wishbones and coil springs over gas filled shock absorbers and the ride makes it easy to use every day. Brakes are considerable cross drilled and ventilated discs all round with four piston callipers at the front and the front roll cage and door beams are manufactured out of very strong T45 steel. Despite all this hardware, the composite bodywork and weight-saving construction methods means weighs just over 1,000 kg.
|Engine||6-cylinder inline alloy engine with 4 valves per cylinder and dry sump lubrication|
|Max Power||350 bhp @ 7200 rpm|
|Max Torque||290 ft.lbs @ 5500 rpm|
|0 to 60||4.4 secs|
|0 to 100||9.5 secs|
|Max Speed||175 mph|
|Suspension||All round independent - double wishbones and coil over gas dampers assisted by anti-roll bars.|
|Brakes||Front - 304mm ventilated disc brakes with 4 piston alloy callipers|
|Rear - 282 mm ventilated disc brakes with single piston sliding callipers|
|Steering||Power assisted rack and pinion|
|Wheels and Tyres||16 inch aluminium alloy wheels 225/50 ZR16 tyres|