Clocking the speed of the TVR Cerbera
Between 1996 and 2003, TVR manufactured the Cerbera sports car with assembly at their facility in Blackpool, UK. The TVR Cerbera followed on from the successful Griffith and Chimaera but, unlike its predecessors, the Cerbera had a hard-top and was designed to carry 4 passengers in a "2+2" design.
The Cerbera model marked a change in the TVR strategy, with the company both designing and manufacturing the engine. The 5-speed manual transmission governed one of 4 different sizes of engine including:
- 4.0 L straight-6 Speed Six (0-60 mph in 4.4 secs);
- 4.2 L V8 Speed Eight (AJP8) (0-60 mph in 4.2 secs);
- 4.5 L V8 Speed Eight (AJP8) (0-60 mph in 4.1 secs);
- 4.7 L V8 Speed Eight (AJP8) (0-60 mph in 3.9 secs);
Inside the TVR Cerbera, the first thing that the driver will notice is the unique arrangement of the instrumentation and gauges, spanning around the inside of the two-spar steering wheel.
There are five gauges in all which, in a clockwise direction are:
- Speedometer (top left);
- Dual gauge (Measuring Oil Pressure and Water Temperature);
- Fuel gauge (bottom right);
With this driver-friendly arrangement, visual inspection of each gauge means minimal time away from eyes on the road. The gauges in the photograph show a white clean face with the TVR logo, TVR were famous for matching their dial colours with the interior of the car all of which are still available. All the gauges are still manufactured using the original tooling by CAI at their facility in South Wales.
The TVR Cerbera marked a significant change in the history of one of the UK's most iconic car manufacturers and remains a firm favourite of TVR and sports car enthusiasts.
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Posted by Paul Fears on
28 July 2016 at 12:00 AM