2000 TVR Speed 12

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12-10-2000, 09:57 PM
This thing is a monster. Hits 240 mph! 0 to 60 is well under 4 seconds.

Edited by: igor@af

12-13-2000, 06:51 PM
Yeah, TVR is a wonderful manufacturer. They've been quite productive as of late, as well. All recently they've released the Tuscan and Tuscan R, the Tamora, the Speed 12 has finally made it to production, and they are working on, if haven't already completed, a high performance Cerbera (V12, I believe.)

Looks like they made some changes to the exhaust system since it was a concept. still looks killer. 800+ hp, too.

anyone know anything about that Higher performance Cerbera?

12-13-2000, 07:00 PM
i think what you're talking about- the high performance Cerbera with V12 is the Speed 12.
Just go to http://www.tvr.co.uk , click on Models and click on Cerbera Speed 12.

12-29-2000, 04:53 PM
Does any one know if any of these beasts (except the Cerbera - which I hear you can import), is available or will be available in the US? And how much if possible.

01-22-2001, 03:34 PM
No, the Cerbera I speak of is not the Speed 12. What I heard of used a less potent engine and retained Cerbera everything else (except pertinent changes to accomodate the new engine, i.e. suspension). It was rumored above 600HP, but nowhere near the speed 12.

As far as I know, the Cerbera is the only current model that has come to the states, but I've heard both ways about the Griffith.

02-04-2001, 08:45 PM
The Cerbera Speed 12 race car uses the V12 engine from the original Speed 12 (now discontinued). In race form with air restrictors it put out around 600bhp. Unrestricted it's good for almost 900bhp. No top speed testing has been performed yet, so top end is actually unknown. It's only been in a wind tunnel recently.

No TVRs have been sold in the USA since the late eighties. There have been a few personal imports including one Cerbera, but that was recently smashed in a crash.

All the latest news regarding the cars can be found at http://www.pistonheads.com/tvr

02-10-2001, 09:58 PM
Ive heard that it has a 7.7 liter V12 making 818 hp. From what I know, it does 0-60 in 2.9 seconds.

02-11-2001, 08:38 PM
the speed 12 comes in 2 power levels.. 800hp and 880 hp..

its never been top speed tested before, its just theory that it will do more than 240 mph.. its got the material to do it, but it hasnt been done yet

02-14-2001, 05:31 PM
These cars are beasts. Jeeze, 2.9 seconds?!?! What do you think about the dancing platform on the back though?? I don't like it that much...wouldn't it be more streamlined without it? And what is the cost?

02-14-2001, 05:34 PM
It might aid in downforce.

02-14-2001, 06:36 PM
I like that z06 :)

02-16-2001, 10:18 PM

03-09-2001, 01:07 AM
i am beginning to fall in love w/ tvr

03-09-2001, 04:02 PM
Oh hey those Pagani Zonda's are some nice, eh Adam?

03-11-2001, 09:39 PM
oh they are something!

paganizonda.com coming soon!

05-10-2001, 11:18 AM
I want a Speed 12! Do they finance?:D j/k

05-14-2001, 09:33 AM
NIce looking vehicle . . .

Makes me think that these body lines would have evolved if you cross-bred the current model Cougar with a Viper . . .

Morpheus XIII
06-09-2001, 04:31 AM
As they say, "theres no replacement for displacement"

Does anyone else think that its odd how the brits tend to fail when it comes to mass produced performance vehicles, but they excel when it comes to being on top? This TVR has been known to run in excess of 200mph--even 250. For a naturally aspirated gasoline motor, this is beyond outstanding. 300 is the general mark for nitromethane force-induced burners. How many other 12-cylinder autos do you know that can run at airborne speeds? And this is just for the autos.

Many have considered the British Norton Nemesis, with its 235hp, 1497cc, V8 to be the world's fastest production motorcycle. It's not a drag bike, but it's just as mirror-less, with a rear mounted camera showing the past on a screen for the rider. Yes, its faster than the Suzuki Hayabusa, although testing cannot seem to produce a final maximum velocity, which exists somewhere beyond 220mph. There is even a 280hp Nemesis A, which I have no further data about.

06-11-2001, 04:14 PM
What's with the funky white hex discs? Are those the brakes?

07-16-2001, 11:19 PM
The old Speed 12 had more agressive styling. The head lights were different.

07-17-2001, 02:10 PM
Yeah, the concept 12 looked mean as hell! It frightened me it looked so aggressive. I had nightmares for weeks.

07-17-2001, 05:06 PM
They should bring it back.

07-18-2001, 02:15 PM
Definitely. It also had completely blacked out tail-lights and headlights that looked awesome!

07-18-2001, 04:04 PM
I know. If theirs one car I could have now besides the Skyline. It would be teh Speed 12 conspect.

01-22-2002, 11:48 AM
or nutz what do they have 2 go and cover the desigs in snot for. dam it looks well not as nice. oh and guess what i get 2 c a tvr cerbera everyday cos it goes down my street while im w8ing for my bus. sounds so nice

02-10-2002, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by i_rebel
Makes me think that these body lines would have evolved if you cross-bred the current model Cougar with a Viper . . .

How could you compare such a masterpiece of design to a pair of vulgar, unrefined and poorly developed american suedo sports cars?:)

God I love these cars. Sometimes I wish a good American magazine such as Road & Track or Automobile would do a cover article... but then I realize every rich fob and his dog would own one, much like Ferrari's and Lambos. :(

05-11-2002, 07:14 AM
tvr is starting to grow on me...but i think they need to gett some in the US of A right now

05-11-2002, 09:30 PM
Just look for TVR Cerbera on google images... you will spend the next half hour realizing just how much you need one of these cars. You will begin to see that you could drive it as a daily driver, it's not much more expensive for a late 90s Cerbera 4.2, than it is for a new Corvette. It's a 4 seater, which the Corvette is not... It turns heads like nothing else.

05-12-2002, 08:40 AM
are they legal in the US though.. last i knew they weren't and if you wanted yours to pass emmissions it cost an extra 15000

05-12-2002, 08:43 AM
Morpheus... i would like to know how the h%ll someone can stay on a motorcycle going 220 mph. to tell you the truth i think only pros would buy one

05-12-2002, 11:47 AM
Right now they are not importing to the US, which is a shame. They have been talking about returning to the US market for the last 5 years or so. There are plans for selling the Tamora and Tuscan, and probably the Cerbera as well. I believe the Tamora was originaly designed with the North American market in mind.

If TVR starts selling in the states again, this means you can get an older Cerbera from continental Europe in LHD, and register it as a new model year Cerbera, as in a 2003 or 2004 model.. :D devious, illegal, but possible. It was done quite a bit with Maseratis, they took European models, and registered them as imaginary older US models.

As for the bike, you do 220mph on a track with a very nice smooth surface, on a calm day with no wind.

Pennzoil GT-R
06-30-2002, 04:39 PM
the main reason TVR's arent imported to the US is because the boss of TVR says he wants to make cars that he wants to make, and not have to build cars to US requirments and demands. There are so many of them around in the UK that TVR doesnt need to export to the USA to keep going, although i think they probably will eventually. I think most people in the UK get to see a TVR on most days!!!I sure do!

11-01-2002, 12:49 PM
TVR's are a pretty common sight where i live as well. I think the only people who would seriously buy, and be able to keep and afford a speed 12 are those who have the dehumidified storage garage, and about 60 factory miles on the car :(

11-01-2002, 09:00 PM
somebody get a nice pic of this kickass car :finger:

Pennzoil GT-R
11-02-2002, 05:41 PM
here is the one i saw at the motorshow. it competed in the 2002 british GT series

Pennzoil GT-R
11-02-2002, 05:46 PM
and another pic

11-03-2002, 03:32 AM
Was that the Birmingham motorshow? I really should have gone. :(

Pennzoil GT-R
11-03-2002, 07:54 AM
Originally posted by jsb88
Was that the Birmingham motorshow? I really should have gone. :(

yes it was. none of the cars were restricted (on trade day at least), except the Enzo, the MG and the Continental GT. you could sit in them all

11-03-2002, 01:40 PM
Well I am sure I could find a mate with one.... :(

11-03-2002, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Pennzoil GT-R

yes it was. none of the cars were restricted (on trade day at least), except the Enzo, the MG and the Continental GT. you could sit in them all
:eek: Did you sit in the Speed 12?

Pennzoil GT-R
11-03-2002, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by YellowMaranello

:eek: Did you sit in the Speed 12?

unfortunately not. with it being a race car you were allowed to touch it look right inside etc. but to allow every1 to sit in it would take forever to get them in and out. the cerbera alone is hard enough

11-04-2002, 02:14 AM
That would be fun! :)

Menu dei Motori
11-04-2002, 09:23 AM
really a great car

11-04-2002, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by Pennzoil GT-R

but to allow every1 to sit in it would take forever to get them in and out. the cerbera alone is hard enough
Yeah, it would take a year and a half, but damn, it would sooo be worth the wait.:D

11-05-2002, 02:27 AM
In that time you could probably spend all your time working, in supermarkets, your real job, club bouncer at night, and you could afford one!:D

Menu dei Motori
11-05-2002, 07:08 AM
jsb... you just read the thread about "who can afford a lambo" :D :D

11-05-2002, 08:09 AM
yes! Try hards basically... It is true! or you are just talented like me :rolleyes:

Menu dei Motori
11-05-2002, 08:17 AM
hehe well canīt see your lambo :D

11-05-2002, 08:20 AM
I dind't want one... Who said I did....


12-29-2002, 05:33 PM
the tvr is so cool i love it i have never seen a car so beutiful


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12-29-2002, 05:37 PM
how do you put an image under the stars can you please tell me....

12-29-2002, 05:41 PM
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Pennzoil GT-R
12-29-2002, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by farbod
how do you put an image under the stars can you please tell me....


scroll to the bottom.

Menu dei Motori
12-30-2002, 03:11 AM

12-30-2002, 10:16 AM

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Menu dei Motori
12-30-2002, 11:31 AM

01-02-2003, 02:51 PM
thats a lie it does 0-60 in 2.9 seconds thats the fastest

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Menu dei Motori
01-03-2003, 06:03 AM
are u sure? 2.9 with normal tires hm...

01-03-2003, 03:34 PM
ok i did my research and this is what i found

800bhp and also available at 860bhp

1000 kg

0-60mph: 2.5 seconds others say 2.9 seconds
Top Speed: 240+

Yes you have read this right and yes they are correct.
Can get to 60mph before you can wright "TVR Speed 12 is very fast"
My God this car is fast.

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Menu dei Motori
01-03-2003, 06:21 PM
sweet ;)

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