@ 7200 rpm
T350 enjoys the performance its looks promise. It is propelled
by the same 350 bhp version of TVR's Speed Six engine that has
seen the TVR Tamora decimate the competition in test after test
by the motoring press. In the case of the T350, acceleration,
top speed and handling have been helped by its aerodynamically
superb shape as well as its lower weight and centre of gravity.
Now in production for five years, the Speed Six is a tried and
tested unit and has performed admirably in the hothouse environment
of GT endurance racing including the Spa 24 hour race in 2002.
In all variants, TVR's own engine has been designed with responsiveness
in mind which is the reason for it having individual throttle
butterflies per cylinder and an ignition and fuelling map specifically
written to make revs rise and fall instantaneously.
Function dominates form with the T350 and its motorsport application
determines the way the car looks. As a result, every effort
has been made to maximise downforce while minimising drag. The
frontal area is very smooth without a central radiator intake
which helps it punch through the air easily while the sharply
cut off tail punctuates the airflow sharply to reduce drag.
The sloping roofline at the back has been very precisely profiled
to ensure that the airflow remains attached to the car in order
to negate lift. Allied to a diffuser
under the exhausts and a splitter at the front, the T350's shape
has been optimised aerodynamically in a way that is simply impossible
with a two-seater convertible.
Similar and related vehicles:
TVR Tuscan 2 S
TVR Cerbera Speed Twelve
TVR Chimaera 5.0
TVR Griffith 500
TVR Cerbera Speed Six
TVR Cerbera 4.5