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Tuscan R

11-28-2000, 01:40 AM
Gotta love this car. With a 90 hp advantage over the regular Tuscan, this thing will eat a Viper for lunch!

"Ferrari isn't a car, it's a lifestyle"
-Enzo Ferrari.

04-18-2001, 09:33 AM
I've heard of them, but could you post some more data, or a good site??

I assume that like all TVR's, it is awesome:D

04-18-2001, 04:27 PM

Official site (http://www.tvr-eng.co.uk/graphics/tuscanr/frames/tusr_fra_1.html)

Pictures (http://www.tvrstuff.fsnet.co.uk/Tuscan/)

04-23-2001, 09:01 AM
does any body realy own a TVR in the US, i mean cerberas, tuscans, or speed 12:confused:

Griffith 500
04-23-2001, 10:13 AM
You can find some of the older TVR's in the US, but I don't think there are any of the newer models around. TVR stopped exporting them to the US somewhere in the seventies due to product liability and environmental issues.

04-24-2001, 01:34 AM
I believe there are a handful of Cerberas, but for the most part...no.

04-24-2001, 09:51 AM
Yeah, some dumbass dealers were doing un-necessary stuff. One lady had here engine replaced under warranty, and all it neeeded was a new fan!!
So, they stopped getting ripped off by crummy dealers (who were generally idiots) and started sellin only in Europe.
Too bad.

Griffith 500
04-24-2001, 12:12 PM
Faisal Khan has a Cerbera in the US. It is believed to be the only modern TVR in the United States. Read the story about him importing the TVR. It's unbelievable!

04-25-2001, 07:39 AM
so that is the only modern tvr in the us? if it is just let me say, lucky bastard. By the way does anybody know anything about that speed 12 in that john travolta new movie.

04-25-2001, 10:42 AM
800+hp and 650 ft lbs in a car that weighs just over 2200 lbs. It has a 7.7 liter V12, and 0-60 is about 3.5, I think.

04-27-2001, 08:27 AM

04-27-2001, 08:53 AM
THere is a speed 12 forum here.
What movie does Travolta have a TVR in??
Yeah, those stats are 'bout right, but it is close to 3.2 second 0-60 time, and 240 mph top speed.:D

Griffith 500
04-27-2001, 12:43 PM
The movie is called "Operation Swordfish". It features a TVR Tuscan. I think the car can be seen in the downloadable trailer.

04-27-2001, 04:26 PM
NO no no no no. That's a tuscan, not a speed 12!!!!

This is a tuscan...

and this is a speed 12

05-09-2001, 09:03 PM
i wonder if the car was ever in the us

05-10-2001, 08:36 AM
What one do mean was in the US? which model?

05-10-2001, 09:58 AM
It was the Tuscan that was in the movie....I think that's what he means.

05-10-2001, 11:17 AM
Not for nothing, But my love would be the Speed 12. That car is just plain mean! Talk about a real neck breaker. I think the older one looked better though, you know the purple one with the blacked out front lights. UMMMMM

01-12-2002, 12:22 AM
Yeah, but you just couldn't drive it every day. Think of the gas, the tires, the brakes, nearly 800 hp at your beck and call... (stares into space) Ya know, on second though...:)

01-20-2002, 01:27 PM
who was it said the tuscan from swordfish was a 7.7??? eh no!!
Tuscans have 4.3 litre engines like the cerberas, and 800+ hp?? nah more like about 400

The Speed12 was never put into production, that was the purple one with the cut up front and the sweet lights. They only car they use speed12 for now is a version of the carbera with slightly diff lights and a hench rear bumper. Its got increased power and that.

TVRs newest model the tamora is meant to be a refined roadster but it still pumps out about 360hp and goes like sheet. I think they havent sorted out the gearbox or the suspension on that car yet
if you want to shift down to go round a corner you have to shift up first to lower the revs then skip down to 2nd!! thats why its not out yet

You americans need to do some learning on TVR dont ya!! the Tuscan S is the newer version of the car it has upgraded downforce but the same output and drive train!! The tuscan R is available in a 2 seater hard-top convertible, a coupe or a 4 seater sports car

02-20-2002, 07:52 PM
The car in the movie Swordfish with Travolta was a TVR Tuscan and for all your information he now owns the car (as well as some classic Shelby Cobras and a 57(?) Chevy).

02-22-2002, 12:38 PM
The Speed 12 Makes me want to beat my Wang!!! :D:D:D

02-24-2002, 06:53 PM
Ah. I see. I live in Canada, and keep hearing tantalizing rumours about US export of TVRs, including Tamoras, Tuscans and Cerberas. Yet TVR won't return my calls or emails :(

Oh yeah, who thinks that the old round single headlights look better on the Cerbera and Chimaera?

BTW, rumour is Faisal crashed the Cerbera or something.

04-21-2002, 10:35 PM
This really has nothing to do with anything, but I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!! :D


04-22-2002, 08:28 AM
Looks like a cross between a viper and a fly's eye.

Too many lights! Call me old fashioned, but two headlights are enough. If you want more, you can have 4, but 6? Come on!

God I love TVRs

04-22-2002, 10:15 AM
i take it you havent been to the UK and driven a car, Let me take a minute to explain, not only is this car faaaar smaller than your viper. Those lights are there for a reason, in the UK we have to have different beams and side lights to you and we even have to have fog lights which i dont think you do, if u see em you have main beam,sidelights and high intensity for fog, the little ones are the indicators as you may have guessed, anyway its kicks ass and just wait till you see on in the flesh, especially in one of the flip colours they have like crystal topaz.... did i mention the interior.... dont even get me started its the sexiest interior going

04-22-2002, 11:22 AM
I'll admit that I didn't think this car was all that good-looking until I saw Swordfish.. since then, well it is tied for my favorite exotic sports car now (tied with the Koenigsegg CC). The lines are beatiful, so sculpted and smooth, and yet they seem to have obvious wind tunnel "wisdom" like the Porsche 911. And yet, I can see how from some angles it does bear resemblance to a Dodge Viper. And I'm glad that the engineers have stuck with the 4.0 liter straight 6 rather than making the jump up to a V8 for this car.

By the way, the car pictured above is actually a TVR Tuscan S, not a Tuscan R.

04-22-2002, 11:24 AM
wow you read the numberplate well done, you want a medal? i think you deserve one

04-22-2002, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by Jimmy2times
wow you read the numberplate well done, you want a medal? i think you deserve one ...I'm picking up on your sarcasm :D

04-22-2002, 10:41 PM
I like the older Cerberas. When they went over to the multilight arrangement, the car just lost something.

Yes, I know the cars are small. And light. I was commenting on the big gap at the back of the front fender. Looks kinda viper like. Vipers are heavy, cumbersome and have an engine that just refuses to rev high.

I don't like vipers. I like TVRs, because they are everything the viper is not.

06-23-2002, 12:31 PM
i have driven in both countries (usa & uk) & there are alot of laws that are different to one another. but that is besides the point.

The thing is, i am a limey, & a yank ! yes it is true, but average americans think that the best car in the world has to get " miles to the gallon! (ie - the viper). It is a proven fact, that americans don't sit back and look at the whole picture and see what an amzing car that the tuscan is. (ie - guy that said the comment about the headlights!) the tuscan is a beautiful car, and anyone that says other wise can kiss my white ASS !!!!! :smoker2: :flipa: :argue: :apoke:

06-23-2002, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by Cbass
I like the older Cerberas. When they went over to the multilight arrangement, the car just lost something.

Yes, I know the cars are small. And light. I was commenting on the big gap at the back of the front fender. Looks kinda viper like. Vipers are heavy, cumbersome and have an engine that just refuses to rev high.

I don't like vipers. I like TVRs, because they are everything the viper is not.

I actualy like the multi-light arrangements better. The single lights are too common. Common is something TVR is not. Thats part of the reason I love them so much. They are so different from anything else on the roads anywhere.:smoker:

06-24-2002, 01:57 AM
Well, to each their own :). I will soon be in the market for a rare exotic, and I think a TVR may get my nod if I can get one snuck into Canada. I think I might just get it registered as a 1966 model :rolleyes:

My other choices are a DeTomaso Pantera GT5, a 308 QV widebody, or a homolgamation Lancia Stratos...

06-25-2002, 07:34 AM
oh my god this car is soo masing the first time i saw one i loved it, does anyone got any pics???????

Pennzoil GT-R
07-11-2002, 12:51 PM
actually the reason why TVR's arent in the US is because the boss says he wants to makes the cars that he wants to, and he doesnt want to have to compromise them by making them to meet US regulations. They sell plenty of cars anyway, so they have no need right now to move over to the US market.

There is the first ever road test of the Tuscan R in Evo Magazine (http://www.evo.co.uk/) (a British magazine). They say it is by far the best TVR yet, and has 440bhp/350lb ft/1060kg weight. The engine is mounted quite a way behind the front axle, and the body is carbon fibre with aluminium chassis, and a 100mm wider front end. Personally i dont like the looks of it, with a weird rear half, that is supposedly only there to aid aerodynamics. It will be on sale in September in the UK at 75,000 (about $100,000 i think), hopefully i will see one on the road pretty soon:D :D :D

as to 200sx's question, yeh TVR did export one to the US to film Swordfish, cos there was a program about it here in the UK. I gotta say i feel sorry for you Americans not having TVR's, to see them in the flesh makes them seem so much more exotic than just looking at pictures of them.

07-30-2002, 08:25 PM
And for those of you, you want one bad enough there are ways of importing it and making it street legal. Of course all it takes is money.

09-12-2003, 01:53 PM
yeh i love the tuscan

09-12-2003, 04:53 PM
Ha, sneaking one into canada. Badass, let us know if that works out.

09-13-2003, 04:27 PM
good luck :rofl:

08-27-2004, 05:31 AM
some some said earlier that this car was a 7 litre v12 but it is still the same engine as the standard tuscan apart from being substatially modified. i saw this car at the british motor show in 2002! was gorg! really like it! spec is 0-60 in 3.5ish and 0-100 in around 6-7secs. top speed is said to be around 215mph. The nex typhon is this car with a supercharger generatin 500-550bhp. this car and the new typhon both have sequential gear boxes as apposed to standard manuals.! They are not the biggest sellers yet though! shame! cant wait to see one on the road!

12-20-2007, 06:40 PM
Best place for TVR spotting is the mechanics workshop.
Nice cars, but unreliable peices of #$&% (#$@%).
Plenty of people get rid of them and opt for kit cars.
Not surprising the Smolenski sold them.

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