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TVR S Series
TVR S Series
Published: 2008/12/15
Channel: ratboyproductions
TVR S Roadster
TVR S Roadster
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: kraftwerkmod
TVR S-series
TVR S-series
Published: 2011/11/11
Channel: Toppieman
tvr s series
tvr s series
Published: 2009/12/27
Channel: ytjoepurdy
TVR S series on dyno
TVR S series on dyno
Published: 2012/05/14
Channel: Toppieman
TVR S series
TVR S series
Published: 2012/12/01
Channel: Alex Brook
TVR S 1992 S2
TVR S 1992 S2
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: Classic Cars of Harrogate Spotted
My MovieTVR 26 Jun 16
My MovieTVR 26 Jun 16
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: thecrab20
Throttle Back Friday - Enter The TVR S (Part 3)
Throttle Back Friday - Enter The TVR S (Part 3)
Published: 2014/03/07
Channel: Wheeler Dealers
TVR S-Series Meeting - Fuschl /Austria 2013
TVR S-Series Meeting - Fuschl /Austria 2013
Published: 2013/05/12
Channel: BadTeufelskerl
TVR S Series first start
TVR S Series first start
Published: 2009/05/10
Channel: mjb22001
Spa 2012
Spa 2012
Published: 2015/01/17
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TVR V8S
TVR V8S
Published: 2014/12/25
Channel: mrsheenv8s
TVR S1 2.8 V6
TVR S1 2.8 V6
Published: 2009/09/14
Channel: Gavin Maclean
TVR S1 2.8 v6
TVR S1 2.8 v6
Published: 2009/09/14
Channel: Gavin Maclean
Tvr s series
Tvr s series
Published: 2014/06/08
Channel: greggers741
TVR 280 S DRIVE BY
TVR 280 S DRIVE BY
Published: 2011/05/23
Channel: rosssmall
TVR S1 2.8 V6
TVR S1 2.8 V6
Published: 2009/09/14
Channel: Gavin Maclean
TVR S3 FOR SALE VIDEO
TVR S3 FOR SALE VIDEO
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Oli Jackson
TVR Evolution S Series
TVR Evolution S Series
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: Nick Fisher
1988 TVR S Series 2 Seater Convertible
1988 TVR S Series 2 Seater Convertible
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: Jules Private
S Series TVR on the Nurburgring
S Series TVR on the Nurburgring
Published: 2011/08/08
Channel: mickymellon
TVR S1 Chassis repair
TVR S1 Chassis repair
Published: 2012/01/21
Channel: daveh888
TVR S2 S Series
TVR S2 S Series
Published: 2010/04/25
Channel: midlife crisis
TVR S2  S Series
TVR S2 S Series
Published: 2010/04/25
Channel: midlife crisis
TVR S 2.8 SOLD on carandclassic.com
TVR S 2.8 SOLD on carandclassic.com
Published: 2009/12/14
Channel: jeff3b1
TVR S3 V6 Exhaust
TVR S3 V6 Exhaust
Published: 2012/11/06
Channel: mgp20jam
1991 TVR S3
1991 TVR S3
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: 12GrandAuto
TVR S1 2.8 V6
TVR S1 2.8 V6
Published: 2015/02/07
Channel: Phil Hoad
Greve De Lecq TVR S1
Greve De Lecq TVR S1
Published: 2014/08/25
Channel: Green Bikes
TVR Run
TVR Run
Published: 2013/08/06
Channel: Andrew Carrie
TVR S3 Tunnel Run
TVR S3 Tunnel Run
Published: 2011/09/19
Channel: RatboyStuff
TVR S v6
TVR S v6
Published: 2015/04/07
Channel: Classic Cars of Harrogate Spotted
TVR S Club Tour 2015 VX220
TVR S Club Tour 2015 VX220
Published: 2015/10/10
Channel: ChilliVX220
TVR S3 V6 Cologne High Idle Problem
TVR S3 V6 Cologne High Idle Problem
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: Pete
TVR S3 Convertible
TVR S3 Convertible
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: kraftwerkmod
Blyton Park   Quite dry lap   TVR S
Blyton Park Quite dry lap TVR S
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: AutoAndysFilms
TVR H4SGO German Autobahn May 2016
TVR H4SGO German Autobahn May 2016
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: Martin Roberts
TVR S3 Alpine tour
TVR S3 Alpine tour
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Greg Leach
Tvr s parking in small space and reving
Tvr s parking in small space and reving
Published: 2011/07/28
Channel: 11coperman
TVR S1 280S Exhaust Note
TVR S1 280S Exhaust Note
Published: 2013/09/29
Channel: richardk29
TVR S3
TVR S3
Published: 2012/12/04
Channel: Gregg Barton
Tvr S1 Boa 24v
Tvr S1 Boa 24v
Published: 2012/09/26
Channel: santaclart
TVR S3 at Spa Francorchamps, Spa Classic 2012 - You
TVR S3 at Spa Francorchamps, Spa Classic 2012 - You're not a number
Published: 2012/07/03
Channel: AutoAndysFilms
S Club Euro Tour 2014...
S Club Euro Tour 2014...
Published: 2014/10/14
Channel: Simon Spencer
TVR S Tunnel sollentuna
TVR S Tunnel sollentuna
Published: 2009/09/15
Channel: TVRSseries
TVR S Gorgeous Sound!
TVR S Gorgeous Sound!
Published: 2011/09/12
Channel: CrazyMarmoset
TVR S3 Drive
TVR S3 Drive
Published: 2011/01/25
Channel: RatboyStuff
TVR Continental meeting 2016
TVR Continental meeting 2016
Published: 2016/06/25
Channel: Toppieman
TVR S2 2.9i V6
TVR S2 2.9i V6
Published: 2010/05/31
Channel: midlife crisis
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A TVR S2

The TVR S Series was announced at the 1986 British International Motor Show. Due to a massive positive response, the car went into production in less than 12 months, with 250 pre-manufacture orders. This was Peter Wheeler's first major development since buying the company from Martin Lilley, and the turning point in TVR's fortunes.

Between 1986 and 1994 2,604 S Series cars were made; 410 of these were of the V8S variety.

A 1989 TVR S2 was restored on the UK television series Wheeler Dealers, first shown on the Discovery Realtime channel on 3 November 2009. Series 6, Episodes 15 and 16.

A TVR S2 was used in the classic British Sports cars challenge of Top Gear in series 15 Episode 6, bought by James May. It lapped the Lotus test track in 2:15.09 minutes.

S1/S2/S3(C)/S4C[edit]

1988 TVR S

The V6 S Series cars used Ford's Cologne V6 in 2.8 L, 160 hp (S1) and 2.9 L, 170 hp (S2-S4) forms. The early "S" cars are often referred to as "S1"s, to distinguish them from later iterations.

The S3 and S4 received longer doors, although some late S2's were also thus equipped.

Vehicle models ending with "C" were used to denote vehicles which were fitted with a catalytic converter. Only the S3 and S4 were fitted with catalysts. Cat standard in the UK was only introduced in August 1992, at "K" registration, catalyzed earlier cars were intended for export to markets with tighter emissions standards.

V8S[edit]

The standard specification of the V8S included ½ hide leather interior, walnut trim, mohair hood, OZ alloy wheels, driving lamps, electric windows and door mirrors.

The V8S contains a 4.0 L fuel-injected Rover V8 engine, with gas-flowed cylinder heads, higher lift camshaft, compression ratio upped to 10:5:1, revised manifold, new chip for the engine management system and a limited slip differential. The result is 240 bhp (180 kW) at 5250 rpm and 270 lb·ft (366 N·m) of torque at 3000 rpm.

The V8S has a number of cosmetic differences over the V6. The bonnet has a large hump - created to house the Italian specification supercharger but carried over to all V8S models.

TVR S3 on left, V8S on right

Picture of S3 on the left, and V8S on the right showing the 2 main bonnet styles.

The V8S has a small vent facing the windscreen, whereas S1 to S3 models face forward. Very late S3 and S4 models had no hump at all. As with all TVR's there is no specific point in time when they changed styles, probably when they ran out!

The suspension track is slightly wider on the V8S achieved with revised wishbones at the front and revised trailing arms at the rear. Disc brakes are fitted all round.

0-60 mph could be achieved in 4.9 seconds and 0-100 mph in 12.9 seconds. It was faster than an Aston Martin Virage, a Ferrari Testarossa, Lotus Esprit Turbo SE and Porsche Carrera 2 the supercars of the early 1990s.[citation needed]

2-litre V8S[edit]

The TVR 2-litre V8S was a 2-litre supercharged version of the V8S - this was created for the Italian market in response to their import taxation based on engine capacity. The engine was a modified 3.5 litre Rover V8 fitted with a smaller-throw crank to reduce the engine capacity, retaining the 88.9 mm bore but with a short stroke of 40.25 mm. This meant a displacement of 1,998 cc (2.0 L), with a compression rate of 8.0:1. Lucas electronic fuel injection was fitted, along with an intercooled Eaton supercharger. All of this produced 233 PS (171 kW; 230 bhp) at 6,200 rpm and 266 N·m (196 lb·ft) at 3,700 rpm. Performance was on par with the bigger V8s, with a top speed of 232 km/h (144 mph) and 0–100 km/h coming up in 6.5 seconds. Ventilated disc brakes were fitted up front, and the 2-litre V8 also got adjustable ride height hydraulic shocks.[1] There is at this time only one known to exist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quattroruote: Tutte le Auto del Mondo 1992 (in Italian). Milano: Editoriale Domus S.p.A. 1992. pp. 1098–1099. 

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