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The TVR Tamora is a 2-seater sports car
Sports car
A sports car is a small, usually two seat, two door automobile designed for high speed driving and maneuverability....

 built from 2002 by British firm TVR
TVR
thumb|right|240px|TVR No.2, the oldest surviving TVR, located at [[Lakeland Motor Museum, Newby Bridge, Cumbria]]TVR was an independent British manufacturer of sports cars. Until 2006 it was based in the English seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, but has since split up into several smaller...

, filling the gap left by the company's Chimaera
TVR Chimaera
The TVR Chimaera is a two-seater convertible sports car manufactured by TVR between 1992 and 2003. The name was derived from Chimera, the monstrous creature of Greek mythology, which was made of the parts of multiple animals...

 and Griffith
TVR Griffith
The TVR Griffith, later models being referred to as the Griffith 500, was a sports car designed and built by TVR starting in 1991 and ending in 2002....

 models. It was the entry-level model in the TVR range priced at £43,460.

Overview


The Tamora is fitted with a TVR's in-house 'Speed Six', a DOHC 3605 cc six-cylinder engine rated at 350 hp at 7200 rpm and 290 lbft of torque at 5500 rpm, mated to a five-speed manual. Brake rotors are 12 inches (304.8 mm) up front, and 11.1 inches (281.9 mm) in the back, both clamped by AP Racing calipers. The suspension is a double wishbone setup at all four corners. Standard wheels are 16×7 inch aluminium, with 225/50ZR-16 Avon ZZ3 tires.

The Tamora is built on a 93 inches (2,362.2 mm) wheelbase, and the car's overall profile is 154.5 inches (3,924.3 mm) long, 67.5 inches (1,714.5 mm) inches wide and 47.4 inches (1,204 mm) high. It weighs 2337 pounds (1,060 kg) with 58/42 weight distribution. Keeping with the TVR tradition, the Tamora lacks driving aids such as traction control
Traction control system
A traction control system , also known as anti-slip regulation , is typically a secondary function of the anti-lock braking system on production motor vehicles, designed to prevent loss of traction of driven road wheels...

 and ABS
Anti-lock braking system
An anti-lock braking system is a safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to continue interacting tractively with the road surface as directed by driver steering inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up and therefore avoiding skidding.An ABS generally offers...

 as well as air bags.

According to Autocar
Autocar
Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by Haymarket Motoring Publications Ltd. It refers to itself as "The World's oldest car magazine".-History:...

magazine, the Tamora is capable of accelerating 0–60 mph in 4.2 seconds, and completes the quarter mile in 12.5 seconds at 119 mi/h. Top speed is over 170 mph (273.6 km/h).

The Tamora also provided the base for the T350
TVR T350
The TVR T350 is a sports car manufactured by TVR from 2002 to 2006. It is based on the TVR Tamora, and is powered by TVR's Speed Six engine in 3.6 litre form, producing . The T350 was available in coupe and targa versions, the coupe version being known as the T350C, and the targa version the T350T...

coupe.