1978 TVR Taimar

Evolved from the TVR M Series, the Taimar was the first hatchback by TVR and was introduced at the 1976 British International Motor Show.  Between 1976 through 1979, TVR produced 395 naturally-aspirated Taimars and 30 Turbo Taimars.

A few specifications for the naturally-aspirated Taimar:

  • Top speed of 121 mph (195 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph: 7.7 sec
  • Engine:  Ford 3.0 liter (2,994 cc) Essex, 60 degree V6 pushrod engine with two valve per cylinder, naturally aspirated, cast iron block and heads.
  • Compression ratio of 9.0:1
  • Carbureted by a  twin-choke Weber 38
  • 138 bhp at 5,000 rpm and 192 lb·ft torque at 3,000 rpm
  • Transmission – 4-speed manual, optional overdrive

 

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