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1981-1988 TVR Tasmin/280i


Overview

All change for the 1980s as TVR adopt radical new wedge-shaped bodies from the pen of former Lotus designer Oliver Winterbottom. Launched as a two-seater coupé, the range expanded with a 2+2 and convertible in 1981. The former was short lived, but when it was dropped, the larger body, sans rear seats, was used for the coupé. Engine was from Ford again – the Cologne V6 from the Capri 2.8i. From 1983 a five-speed gearbox was introduced; the following year the Tasmin was rebadged 280i. There was a Pinto-powered Tasmin 200 for a short time, but this was not popular.




£15,540

£6000

£4000

£2250

£1250


Performance

9.7secs

134mph

145bhp

150lb/ft

22mpg


Engine

V6

normal

petrol

electronic fuel injection


Chassis

Independent, unequal length control arms, coils springs, anti-roll bar

Independent, travelling arm, fixed length half shaft, transverse link, coil springs

front-engine RWD

rack and pinion

spaceframe

Five-speed manual


Dimensions

4140mm

2387mm

1727mm

1194mm

1143kgs


 TVR Tasmin/280i

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