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1976-1979 TVR Taimar specifications

1976-1979 TVR Taimar specifications Classic and Performance Car

Sold alongside the 3000M for three years, the Taimar finally answered a long-asked question of TVRs and provided proper external access to the boot via a large hatchback. A vast improvement compared to leaning over the seats. This added a mere 9kgs in extra weight, and otherwise the cars were identical. Their appeal was obvious and despite a price premium, the Taimar was a strong seller. Of special note is the Taimar Turbo, of which around 30 were built. Alongside a handful of 3000Ms, these were the first British production cars to be turbocharged. Prices are commensurately higher.

Production

  • Production:
    395
  • Price at launch:
    £4,260
  • Price (excellent)
    £6,500
  • Price (good):
    £5,250
  • Price (average):
    £3,750
  • Price (project):
    £2,250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.7secs
  • Top speed:
    121.0mph
  • Power:
    142.0bhp
  • Torque:
    174.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V6
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4013mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2286mm
  • Width:
    1626mm
  • Height:
    1194mm
  • Weight:
    1025kgs
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