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TVR Cerbera 4.5 RedRose Lightweight specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1190 kg (2624 lbs)
Power / weight 375 ps (370 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 462 Nm (341 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2002
Origin country United Kingdom
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Submitted by Georg

Performance

Top speed 311 kph (193 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.9 s

Powertrain

Engine type V8 16V
Displacement 4.5 l (275 ci)
Power 446 ps (440 bhp / 328 kw)
Torque 550 Nm (406 lb-ft)
Power / liter 99 ps (98 hp)
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Yaspaa  10y ago

It says here that there is one speed twelve on the roads.

http://www.supercarworld.com/cgi-bin/showgeneral.cgi?235


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Yaspaa  10y ago

It's an end of year autocar collectors edition entitled - Tiff Needell's guide to the fastest cars in the world, from 2002.


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Georg  10y ago

source?


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Yaspaa  10y ago

I've got some stats for this car, with Tiff Needell behind the wheel.
0-60 - 3.8
0-100 - 8.1
0-150mph - 18.0
Jeremy Clarkson raced the 420hp version of one of these against a 993 turbo and it won comfortably(1 mile strip)


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BumRush  10y ago

Like I Said, Believe What You Want.


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Georg  10y ago

I don´t belive because every trustworthy car magazine source in the UK claims there was never ever a single production Speed12 and I guess we can all agree thata british car magazine knows the best what a british car producer does... the road going version sold was build from surviving race cars.. all other Speed12 pictures you find in the internet shows one of the prototpyes with one of the two other licens plate I have named...


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BumRush  10y ago

But theres no point in debating about it, i cant exactly prove it to anyboy i dont know in real, but anybody can either believe or not believe. but like i said, i know my cars.


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BumRush  10y ago

Like i said, i no what i saw, i no my cars, i can tell if a car is a fake/replica or not, and like i said b4, i would upload it from my cam, cause i even got pics of the engine and interior, but i dont have the cord to connect to my computer, other then that, i cant give you an explanation on why that info is that. but like i said..again, you dont have too believe me.


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Georg  10y ago

the next think you should think about... if there are so many street versions why do no pictures exist?

There are the pictures with licens plate

red W112BHG build from a race car body

red W312BHG prototype

silver W312 BFV prototype

there are two other prototype´s shown without licens plate...

show me a single speed 12 road version picture with a other licens plate on it


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Georg  10y ago

are you sure they were REAL speed 12 and not just Cerbera clones?

and why should every trustworthy source claim the wrong fact if they say it NEVER went into production?

Next question you should ask yourself... if they build some road going version why the hell such a road going hypercar was NEVER ever tested by any magazine? TopGear only tested a Speed12 race car... if you look through the online libarys of UK´s car magazine you will find not a single speed 12 road version going test. Even the Dauer Porsche 962LeMans wastested by car magazines...


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BumRush  10y ago

Sorry Georg, But Contrary to what you may believe, Ive seen THEM in person ON THE STREET with license plates 3 different ones, But its Not like i can prove it or you will believe what i have to say, but believe what you want its fine, I know my my carsm n i know what ive seen.


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Georg  10y ago

There is only ONE road leagal Speed 12... all other are only prototypes with licens plates put on it for car shows or photoshootings...
The TVR speed 12 NEVER went into production... they made a vew road version prototypes and some race versiosn, most of the road version prototypes were used as spare part deliver for the race cars... the only real road legal speed 12 is build out of the surviving race cars...it was sold by TVR with the W112 BHG licens plate ... because all speed 12 road going prototypes were destoryed they used a speed12 GT race car body to build it easy to id at the many cooling openings in the fenders and all over the body

pistonhead (UK)

Unfortunately is the Speed 12 never made it into production..

http://www.pistonheads.com/tvr/speed12.htm


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BumRush  10y ago

I said I couldnt, i dont have the right wire to connect it to my computer, or i would have already.


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steve__1979  10y ago

Try adding it again if you've got pictures of several different Speed 12's with different colors and number plates. That should prove that more than one was built for the road. I've looked aroung but the only one I could fins was the red one W112 BHG


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BumRush  10y ago

Yes, i have seen it too, Actually Them, theres more than 1 on the streets, like ive said, ive seen 3 of them all with license plates all different colors and different drivers being driven on the road, i cant upload my pics, but people tend too believe what they want, but i do believe a certain member on here keeps deleting them because he/she said there only 1 in existance, which isnt the case, but i wouldnt add it if i were you because its only just gonna be deleted, but i hope that helps:)


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stewve__1979  10y ago

How come it keeps getting deleted? I did read in a magazine the they wern't going to sell any but I think the built a few anyway. I've seen pictures of one with a number plate and tax disk.


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BumRush  10y ago

It was, Its ben here Miltiple times, But it keeps getting deleted, I mean i couldnt care, Ive seen 3 in personn,plus the Black one i saw today, i have a pic on my phone, but i cant upload it. but it was a sight to behold.


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steve__1979  10y ago

Why isn't the Speed 12 on FastestLaps?


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phavyarden  10y ago

:O:O thats sick!


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BumRush  10y ago

OMFG!! I SAW A SPEED 12 today!!!! in Black!! I nearly shit myself today!!!


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HUSKYBOY64  10y ago

If you're still looking for a Cerb, try PistonHeads web site. I drool over TVRs on here every week but gonna be a few years before i can afford one.


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Georg  10y ago

you are right about the engine ... but the weight is a big ??? there are claims of 1100kg, 1190kg and autocar uk who realy tested it vs a Brabus claimed 1275kg Kerb weight...
and again I have read reports that several Cerbera owners weight their cars and that there are huge differents between them... up to 150kg for the same model...depending on the extras (like larger 18" spider wheels, aircondition, radio etc...)


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Stu Rydings  10y ago

The engine info is wrong. It's a SOHC 16v V8, not 32v DOHC. Also the whole car is 100kg lighter than what is mentioned here.


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BumRush  10y ago

I was gonna add this, but i couldnt find a pic that werkd:( and ive personally seen a real world road test of this, id post some numbers but theres no point now , it was vs a Murcielago, and the Cerbera beat it all the way up to 160mph!!


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Anonymous  10y ago

I have found a very few information about the engine of this car:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TVR_Speed_Eight_engine


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Georg  10y ago

yes indeed


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Anonymous  10y ago

It's so sad that TVR was bankcrupted.


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Georg  10y ago

the TT is old and payed since a long time it only cost me tax and insurance which isn´t all that expansive(accident free since 22years) fuel costs are similar I can drive only one car at once..


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Anonymous  10y ago

You have enough money to posses two sportcars? You are a lucky man!


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Georg  10y ago

no