1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

TVR Cerbera

Discussion in 'The Cool Wall' started by Lovegroover, Oct 1, 2007.

?

TVR Cerbera - how cool?

  1. Sub Zero

    11 vote(s)
    27.5%
  2. Cool

    23 vote(s)
    57.5%
  3. Uncool

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. Seriously Uncool

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  1. Lovegroover
    Offline

    Lovegroover Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fastest production car of it's time, absolutely gorgeous and handbuilt (not very well) but i'm seriously tempted as a weekend only rocket of fun.
    What do ya reckon?

    Cerbera 4.5 - Engine 4.5
    4475cc alloy V8 engine
    Max Power 420 bhp @ 6750 rpm
    Max torque 380 ft.lbs @ 5500 rpm
    0 to 60 mph 3.9 secs
    0 to 100 mph 8.3 secs
    0 to 150 mph 17.9 secs
    Maximum +195 mph

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    :hubbahubba:
    #1
  2. jojo
    Offline

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    25,920
    Likes Received:
    29
    I've always had a soft spot for one of these, infact, I nearly replaced my S3 with one after a year, as my mate's dad was offering a mint red example for the right price. But I declined in the end, for fear of reliability issues and fuel consumption costs, still a wonderful machine to look at, and fantastic performance in this day, cool car for me. :racer:
    #2
  3. madvw
    Offline

    madvw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,488
    Likes Received:
    1
    an absolute handful and a bastard of a car to live with I would have thought.

    The kind of car you dont mind borrowing and thrashing, but glad to give back afterwards.
    #3
  4. edowen
    Offline

    edowen Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    You would need a lot of space to "thash" it!!

    Interesting review of frightening cars in last months Evo, showing that a well setup version need not be a scary nightmare.. But make no mistake, this is one hell of a quick powerful rear wheel drive car with no driver aids.

    Running costs will be high - but neednt be cripling if you find a well sorted car, and keep on top of it..
    #4
  5. motorbikez
    Offline

    motorbikez Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think its pretty cool but running costs will be horrendous.You could buy any one of the 4 Japanesse motorcycle manufacturers 1 litre sports bikes for around £8-£9k and get better perfomance figures, except top speed all will top out between 175- 185mph + you'd get a 2year warranty.

    Think about it you know it make sense.
    #5
  6. jojo
    Offline

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    25,920
    Likes Received:
    29
    I'm sure I can, but I won't be able to ride it, as I don't have a bike licence. :think:
    #6
  7. motorbikez
    Offline

    motorbikez Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    THATS a shame
    #7
  8. Lovegroover
    Offline

    Lovegroover Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like bikes, but i can't ride them and fear that i would die quickly - even quicker than in a fibreglass car!
    #8
  9. motorbikez
    Offline

    motorbikez Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    Was just a thought mate if you are a speed addict,guess its the car then mate best of luck with it.
    #9
  10. benw123
    Offline

    benw123 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,863
    Likes Received:
    1
    Any TVR is cool! :)
    #10
  11. magnus911
    Offline

    magnus911 R8GGA

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    0
    #11
  12. craigynett
    Offline

    craigynett Guest

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    3
    They look & sound awesome & go like f*ck!!

    If I was in the market for that type of car tho i'd prob choose something else. Even if it was a bit slower.

    Main reason being i've heard far too many stories about poor build quality 7 reliability. I'm used to Jap reliability. I've had 4 in the last 7yrs. None of them have given me any grief. So if it is true what they say about TVR reliability then i'd get seriously f*cked off very very quickly!!!:no:


    Craig:cool:
    #12
  13. craigynett
    Offline

    craigynett Guest

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    3
    Or he could remortgage, apply for a huge loan & get an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter. That way anything that even tries to race him gets blown to sh*t!!:icon_thumright:

    I think most people realise that if you get a good bike, such as R1, Fireblade etc etc then the majority of cars aren't gonna stand a chance.

    The point is, most people actual prefer to have cars. When it's minus 5 outside & snowing, i'd much rather be sat in inside a car, all cosy with the heating on than on a tiny bike seat wearing leathers & a crash hat:cold:

    I've always wanted a bike, especially a fireblade. I've never taken my bike test & don't intend to until I grow up some more. I'm bad enough in the Evo sometimes never mind on a crotch rocket!!


    Craig:cool:
    #13
  14. simonwjones
    Offline

    simonwjones Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a real soft spots for TVR. Not quite the same since Peter sold the company though. Ive seen them built and although they do tend to have electrical problems, they are a classic hand built car.

    A mate of mine used to be the IT manager there and I did a lot of work for them, so was over on a regular basis. I remember seeing the speed 12 for the fisrt time, 2 cerbera engines bolted together.

    The earlier TVR's, Chimera and Griff were based on a tuned Rover V8, but the Cerbera was the first engine they designed and built from scratch.

    That takes some balls.

    Me, I would have a Griff without thinking twice, certainly not a first car though

    Simon
    #14
  15. motorbikez
    Offline

    motorbikez Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah your right enough about crap weather most people including me prefer to be in the tin box, sports bikes for most people are just toys for good weather but what toys they are awsome.
    #15
  16. Ess_Three
    Offline

    Ess_Three Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Messages:
    5,383
    Likes Received:
    1
    A lot of that depends on where you live and what the roads are like...

    There were cars that passed me on my Fireblade...and bikes I can still play with point to point in the car now...

    I know what you say about the 'majority'...but I have mates with bikes and cars...and I've had both...and it's not clear cut.


    Or playing music...
    Or cool in summer with the air con turned down rather that sweating your nads off in leathers.

    To me, the two are not comparable..
    You get certain kicks from bikes that cars can't provide.
    But in the right car, you get kicks that even big bikes can't provide.

    In my dream garage, I'd have a collection of both...
    #16
  17. S3Steve
    Offline

    S3Steve Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    1,592
    Likes Received:
    1
    Been really tempted to trade the S3 in for a Cerbera for a while but keep managing to talk myself out of it due to reliability issues.
    #17
  18. thebluebus
    Offline

    thebluebus forced to complain

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    In spite of everything, cool.

    Just not in that dreadful purple colour TVR insisted on using.
    #18
  19. Ess_Three
    Offline

    Ess_Three Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Messages:
    5,383
    Likes Received:
    1
    I considered a TVR a few years ago...and think that as long as you know what to expect, and accept that it will break down / lock you out / electrical things stop working then you'd not be dissapointed.

    They are a handuilt car after all...and not German...so you take the nagatives as part of the 'charm'

    Cool, in a wild and hairy-chested sort of way.
    #19
  20. Lovegroover
    Offline

    Lovegroover Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    For me, as long as I don't need it to drive to work (which i wouldn't) when it brakes (which it will) it gives me an excuse to get my spanners dirty and use all the engineering knowledge I spent so long learning on something I can actually enjoy. So maybe next summer? Need a garage first though!!
    LOL - I was reading a story the other day about a Cerbera that locked it's owner in. Ha ha - Imagine the AA call....
    #20

Share This Page