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View Poll Results: TVR Tuscan S Convertible
Sub Zero 28 41.79%
Cool 30 44.78%
Uncool 8 11.94%
Seriously Uncool 1 1.49%
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TVR Tuscan S Convertible

This time we have another British car, and this one is from a company that's made really bonker cars. This one is a bit more refined, but still no ABS, no traction control and it still requires a careful driver. It uses the Speed 6 engine.

Engine: Aluminum I6
Displacement: 3,996 cc
Power: 365 bhp (272.2 kW) @ 6,800 rpm
Torque: 315 lb·ft @ 6,000 rpm
Aspiration: Natural
Drive: Rear-wheel drive with limited slip differential
Weight: 1,167 kg (2,573 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 4.2 seconds
0 - 100 mph: 9.0 seconds
Top speed: 160 mph (257.5 km/h)
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love TVR's
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Right, it's a TVR, so it automatically makes 'cool'

But it's a convertible, so it can't go any higher than that, sorry.
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Yup, that can only be sub zero
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automatically TVRs are all sub zero, thats just the way of cool and the way it is.

this one aint sub zero though, its ugly and as HST pointed out, its a convertible. i know being an ugly car should have nothing to with being cool but i dont like it and cant class it as sub zero. sorry
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Cool without doubt. But is it sub-zero?

For me, one of the points of owning a TVR (which I will do, within the next 2-3 years) is to have a big booming V8, with that TVR engine noise.

But on the other hand, despite lacking 2 cylinders, I've heard videos of the speed six sounding incredible too.

I think, in the end, I would have to hear a Tuscan in the flesh to decide whether it stands up to my V8 fetish. But as it stands, I'll be aiming for a Chimaera.
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Originally Posted by HSTDriver View Post
Right, it's a TVR, so it automatically makes 'cool'

But it's a convertible, so it can't go any higher than that, sorry.
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It isn't a true convertible though.. It was sold as a targa top.
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I know it's fickle but I don't like topless cars and the fact that the roof COULD come off if someone desired it to is just as in my eyes. The Tuscan is overwise my favourite TVR.
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TVR like mad as a box of frogs, better with a V8 perhaps, but then being different is good too, and we all know how sweet a good six can sound.
Voted sub, but really wanted between cool and sub zero
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I don't get this convertible hatred. Just because some knob in a BMW once passed you in town with the top down and the music playing too loud, doesn't mean that all convertibles are like that for the pose factor.

Have you ever actually been in a convertible? My mum used to have a Midget, and even with such a crappy car (Sorry Mr Slegg ) proper open top motoring on a lovely country lane can be so exhilarating.

My dream TVR was always the Cerbera, but when it's come to making the decision, and with a car I will only use when I want to, the lure of being able to leave work in weather like this, drop the top, and enjoy a holiday-like escape home has made me want a Chim or Griff instead.


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I reckon its a bit like small cars people are scared of how they look in them, I love droptops, at one point I was running a Spitfire, a ragtop Jeep and my 'vette with T Tops, great.
Leather jackets on in the Spit and roof down whatever the weather

Oh and if I looked a male chicken - so what! the fun is for the driver, not how you look, but how you feel.
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calm down bazza, its just a poll!

i personally dont hate convertibles, i wouldnt mind one myself actually. its just that when a car such as the Tuscan 2 is available as either hard top or convertible, the hard top is going to be cooler whichever way you look at it

F430 or F430 Spider?
Brera or Spider?
3 series coupe or 3 series cabrio?

works every time
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calm down bazza, its just a poll!

i personally dont hate convertibles, i wouldnt mind one myself actually. its just that when a car such as the Tuscan 2 is available as either hard top or convertible, the hard top is going to be cooler whichever way you look at it

F430 or F430 Spider?
Brera or Spider?
3 series coupe or 3 series cabrio?

works every time
The "convertible" version has a hard top as well. Those who didn't know TVR's would probably assume it was a hard top if they saw it with the roof on.

No fabric there, just a carbon roof panel and removable rear window.

I agree with Peter Wheelers philosophy. Small engined 2 door convertibles (MX5, MGF etc) are not sportscars. To be a sportscar it has to have serious performance.
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I don't get this convertible hatred. Just because some knob in a BMW once passed you in town with the top down and the music playing too loud, doesn't mean that all convertibles are like that for the pose factor.

Have you ever actually been in a convertible? My mum used to have a Midget, and even with such a crappy car (Sorry Mr Slegg ) proper open top motoring on a lovely country lane can be so exhilarating.

My dream TVR was always the Cerbera, but when it's come to making the decision, and with a car I will only use when I want to, the lure of being able to leave work in weather like this, drop the top, and enjoy a holiday-like escape home has made me want a Chim or Griff instead.
I wouldn't describe it as a hatred bud and it's nothing to do with other marques or stereotypes. I just genuinely prefer the look of a roof and the idea of having the roof down just doesn't appeal to me. That said I have never been in a convertible. So perhaps I shouldn't knock until I have tried.

I'm not saying I hate them or will never like them, but a roof always looks cooler in my opinion, which is what we are rating on
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It's very cool, but not subzero.
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Have you ever actually been in a convertible? My mum used to have a Midget, and even with such a crappy car (Sorry Mr Slegg ) proper open top motoring on a lovely country lane can be so exhilarating.
I had a couple of weeks with a convertible in the States (although it was a Chrysler Sebring, so possibly not the best car to start with) and having the roof down genuinly did nothing for me, much better to have the hood up and put the air con on.

Some cars looks are improved with no roof (the Cobra for example) but they're very much the exception in my opinion.
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I had a couple of weeks with a convertible in the States (although it was a Chrysler Sebring, so possibly not the best car to start with) and having the roof down genuinly did nothing for me, much better to have the hood up and put the air con on.

Some cars looks are improved with no roof (the Cobra for example) but they're very much the exception in my opinion.

I too had a Sebring for two weeks in Texas. It was woeful, and can't really be used to quantify top down motoring. My Elise, on the other hand, now that was fantastic. Shame that I parked it on it's head, in a field.
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Like most TVRs its mad enough to be cool but it isn't quite the looker with those lights and red definitely isn't its colour (I know we aren't voting on this picture - just observing it doesn't help).

Not one I'd desperately want but bound to be fun.
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Cool but slightly too lairy to be sub-zero I suspect. I'd give my left nut for one though.
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It's a TVR, but unfortunately hard math says Ragtop < Sub_Zero...

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