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post Oct 8 2004, 11:35 AM
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You've seen the pics, now find out what's underneath

Whilst dealers will tell you that Tamoras aren't as poor sellers as some would believe, the lack of them on the roads is testament to the fact that TVR aren't securing enough convertible sales compared with the good old days of Chimaera production.

Say hello to the Tuscan convertible. It's based on the same chassis as the targa version, but gains two roll hoops where it loses the rear roof section. The hoops are bolted directly to the chassis and are slightly offset - apparently this is to provide increased rigidity.

The roof panel is made from carbon fibre so will be lighter than those used in the past and should make fitting that bit easier. The rear fabric section of the hood lifts up as you'd expect but there are no cantilever style struts any more. When pulled up, the hood is screwed into the roll bar using two bolts to secure it firmly.

The rear bulkhead has been moved forward a few inches and this allows the one piece roof panel to fit into the boot and to leave plenty of space for luggage behind it.

The other design changes to the range have been made with the goal of reducing drag and increasing downforce. TVR's designer Graham Browne, working under the guidance of Chairman Peter Wheeler has faired in the headlamps and fine tuned the front splitter and rear spoiler.

Under the body, the engineers have been fine tuning the suspension too. All Tuscans, T350s and Tamoras benefit from revised geometry to add more castor and camber. This has been done to match the new tyres now supplied by Dunlop. Spring rates remain the same except for the Tuscan S which has been stiffened up and runs a similar setup to the Sagaris.

The steering rack has been moved slightly on all the cars too and Tuscans will now be fitted with the electrically assisted rack used on the T350.

Inside, many of the analogue instruments have been ditched and a digital display is now the order of the day. This is coupled with a new change up light on top of the instrument binnacle.  Start and stop buttons as seen on the Cerbera have also returned.

The reactions to the changes have been very positive with the Tuscan convertible being an extremely welcome addition to the range. One that should see plenty of orders being placed too.


Source: http://www.pistonheads.com/tvr/tuscans6/de...sp?storyId=8512
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post Oct 8 2004, 12:05 PM
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laugh.gif I talked to that fat guy with the glasses about the new Tuscan! Kinda old news, but very good news all the same! wink.gif
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post Oct 8 2004, 12:42 PM
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Thats the stand from the British Motorshow no?
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post Oct 8 2004, 12:49 PM
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so its supposed to be a new car or something ???
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post Oct 8 2004, 12:50 PM
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Yeah this is a repost
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post Oct 8 2004, 01:04 PM
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QUOTE(tune @ Oct 8 2004, 12:42 PM)
Thats the stand from the British Motorshow no?

Well yes actually... laugh.gif Bit of a prick really, like the guy at the Rover stand trying to sell us the Streetwise, "Urban on-roader" my ass! I'll try and find the pics from my blagged VIP viewing of the RR Phantom if you like.... wink.gif
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post Oct 9 2004, 11:44 AM
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QUOTE(tune @ Oct 8 2004, 12:42 PM)
Thats the stand from the British Motorshow no?

I went on that stand at the show almost broke a T350!!! The window didnt wind down when i opened the door so when i closed it the glass slammed into the roof!!! So glad it didnt smash. Tvr build quality for ya!! Btw i still love em.
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post Oct 10 2004, 01:58 AM
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QUOTE(Mellender17 @ Oct 8 2004, 01:04 PM)
Well yes actually... laugh.gif Bit of a prick really, like the guy at the Rover stand trying to sell us the Streetwise, "Urban on-roader" my ass! I'll try and find the pics from my blagged VIP viewing of the RR Phantom if you like.... wink.gif

Yeh I remember on Top Gear when Clarkson explained what Urban On-roader meant.

"Urban On-Roader? So its a car that drives on the road, in urbanised areas? So its the same as nearly every other car in the world!"
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post Oct 10 2004, 03:10 AM
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QUOTE(tune @ Oct 10 2004, 01:58 AM)
Yeh I remember on Top Gear when Clarkson explained what Urban On-roader meant.

"Urban On-Roader? So its a car that drives on the road, in urbanised areas? So its the same as nearly every other car in the world!"

Hah hah, I didn't know what I was going to do when I drove home on that viscously difficult terrain known as 'tarmac.' Utter, utter shite worst new car money can buy...

Front-wheel drive too! sick.gif
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post Oct 10 2004, 04:42 AM
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QUOTE(Mellender17 @ Oct 10 2004, 03:10 AM)
Hah hah, I didn't know what I was going to do when I drove home on that viscously difficult terrain known as 'tarmac.' Utter, utter shite worst new car money can buy...

Front-wheel drive too! sick.gif

Rover really have gone downhill haven't they?! Another question, what possible advantage does a car get from generic gray bumpers?!
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post Oct 10 2004, 06:00 AM
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Heres a little uphill from MG-Rover
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post Oct 10 2004, 08:38 AM
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screw the SV, the ZT385 is where it's at!!! or even the ZT260. although i liked it better pre-facelift...
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post Oct 10 2004, 09:09 AM
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QUOTE(White RSX @ Oct 10 2004, 06:00 AM)
Heres a little uphill from MG-Rover

The SV is OK, but its' got that burden of being a Rover and its not that attractive in my book.
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post Oct 10 2004, 12:08 PM
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I think its quite nice. Better with its spoiler and Nos tho!!
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post Oct 10 2004, 02:35 PM
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I think its quite nice. Better with its spoiler and Nos tho!!

angry.gif *smack*
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post Oct 10 2004, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Oct 10 2004, 06:35 PM)
angry.gif *smack*

::lines up behind Dakian:: *SMACK* angry.gif
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post Oct 11 2004, 01:53 AM
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Ok guys whats the problem the nitrous or the spoiler? Or both? Because i think the car tooks to tail heavy without one. Just like the Supra. You guys know both of these come as factory options. I wasnt talking about modifiying it.
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post Dec 24 2004, 02:48 PM
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The new Tuscan is based on the T350c's underpinnings, which mean better and more predictable handling... thumbs_up.gif

The MK2 has gone in to production just now, here's some images:




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post Dec 24 2004, 02:52 PM
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TVR's are so sexy and sound so good!

BRING THEM HERE!!!!


please!
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post Dec 24 2004, 02:55 PM
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Damn, I was hoping that it wouldn't come out like that. I loved the three light design.
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