TVR Wedge 1979-1991


June 30, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
TVR Wedge – Tasmin 280i (1980-1988)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
130
0-60 mph
8
0-100 mph
23.2
1/4 mile
16.2
0-1 km
30.2
BHP
160 @5700rpm
Torque lbft
162 @4300rpm
BHP per ton
154
Engine capacity CC/CU
2792/170
Engine type
V6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
160
Width (in)
68
Height (in)
47
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2285
Additional Info: Available as a convertible (1980-1988) or coupe (1980-1981). A Tasmin 200i was also available (1979-1984) with a 100bhp 2.0 Ford engine. The series 2 280i version fell in power to 150bhp.

 

TVR 350i (1983-1985)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
136
0-60 mph
6
0-100 mph
16.5
1/4 mile
14.8
0-1 km
27.2
BHP
197 @5280rpm
Torque lbft
220 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
169
Engine capacity CC/CU
3528/215
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
158
Width (in)
68
Height (in)
47
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2564
Additional Info: Other models included the 1984 350SE, which had a 280bhp 3.9 litre engine and a 0-60 time of 5.8 secs, a 1984-1988 390SE with a 275bhp 3.9 litre engine and a 0-60 time of 5.6 secs, a 1988-1991 400SE with a 275bhp 3.9 litre engine and a 0-60 time of 5.6 secs, a 1986-1987 420SE with a 300bhp 4.2 litre engine, a 1989-1990 450SE with a 320bhp 4.5 litre engine and a 0-60 time of 5.2 secs. A couple of supercharged Wedges were also produced by the “Northern TVR Centre” called the SX350.

 

TVR 450 SEAC (1988-1989)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
163
0-60 mph
4.7
0-100 mph
10.8
BHP
320 @5700rpm
Torque lbft
310 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
304
Engine capacity CC/CU
4441/273
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
158
Width (in)
68
Height (in)
48
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2315 (claimed)
Additional Info: These were suppose to be made with a “Special Edition Aramid Composite” Kevlar body to reduce weight, however many were produced with the standard GRP. A 1986-1988 420 SEAC was also available with a 300bhp 4.2 litre engine and a 0-60 time of around 5 secs.

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