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Honda S2000 26 33.77%
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TVR Chimaera Vs Honda S2000

Right then Team,

Here's a question for you; If you had to run, own and drive either a 1999 Honda S2000 or a 1996 TVR Chimaera 4.0 which would it be?

Both have the same amount of horses; 240BHP

Top Speed wise the TVR takes the S2K by 2MPH by reaching 152MPH.

0-60MPH shows a second difference with the TVR clocking 4.8 and the S2K being a second slower.

The Honda comes with a 2 Litre V-Tec jobbing producing it's power, whereas the TVR comes with pure muscle from a 4 Litre V8.

They are both pretty much priced at around the same value nowadays for a decent example, £7000 - £8000.

MPG wise the Honda wins the battle by getting on average 25 MPG, the TVR takes its toll by giving 20MPG average.

Tax wise both cars are at around the £200 PA marker due to being pre 2001.

So then, which would you have???

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TVR, no contest here.

Although from what you say they're very similar, there's something in my head that puts a TVR sportscar in a completely different league to a Honda one.
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your question differs from the thread title???
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I know, I've asked CG to change the thread title to Chimaera, it should never have been Cerbera. Can you change it for me please Joe?
 
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TVR, no contest here.

Although from what you say they're very similar, there's something in my head that puts a TVR sportscar in a completely different league to a Honda one.
Yeah you are right, TVR's stand out from the crowd, whereas Honda are pretty tame in comparison and don't get you as excited. But I do love the S2000, even though it 'might' not be as good as the TVR.

But, running costs would be alot cheaper, no?

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your question differs from the thread title???
All changed now mate, so get voting!
 
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Re: TVR Chimaera Vs Honda S2000

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Re: TVR Chimaera Vs Honda S2000

Absolutely no bias but TVR.
Have a drive in a good one and you'll understand
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TVR.... duh!
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Re: TVR Chimaera Vs Honda S2000

Off topic a bit
Mornin OA, I ran the GTA's bumper along the garage wall a while ago and it polished out suprisingly well so dont despair mate.
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Re: TVR Chimaera Vs Honda S2000

There is no need to ask me really.
The 4.5 version of the Chimarea is not a lot more expensive BTW, and running costs are similar. You should get 30mpg out of either on a run.

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If it were a weekend car - TVR
If it were an everyday car - S2000
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Re: TVR Chimaera Vs Honda S2000

Having taken a T350 out for a test drive yesterday and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT I'd have to say TVR
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Heart says TVR, head says Honda.

I reckon around the twisties the S2000 would be quicker though.
 
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Re: TVR Chimaera Vs Honda S2000

I think you're over-obsessed with figures Darren. Especially top speed ones.

It's the TVR. It's got to be the TVR. If you hear the TVR and still think the S2000 is a possibility, then there's something wrong with you.
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Re: TVR Chimaera Vs Honda S2000

Yeah the S2k would almost certainly be cheaper to run, and all that, and while I actually really like them, against a TVR there's just no contest.
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A question not worth asking Darren: TVR all the way.
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Honda every time. I actually want it to work.
 
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For me this is a typical head vs heart struggle (honda=head/tvr=heart) my opinion would probably change daily.
Today, it would be the TVR
but every time my Alfa breaks I really just want something that will be reliable as well as fun and that would be the Honda


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With petrol being around 1.10 per litre, and rising, what you're basically saying is do I want a fuel injected 2 litre which is bad enough, or a 4 lire V8, which is basically ridiculous.

The TVR theoretically should be the petrolheads choice, but the S2000 is a still a fantastic piece of kit, will be more reliable, cheaper to run, and will show a clean pair of heels to most cars in real world situations.
 
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With petrol being around 1.10 per litre, and rising, what you're basically saying is do I want a fuel injected 2 litre which is bad enough, or a 4 lire V8, which is basically ridiculous.

The TVR theoretically should be the petrolheads choice, but the S2000 is a still a fantastic piece of kit, will be more reliable, cheaper to run, and will show a clean pair of heels to most cars in real world situations.


From April next year the TVR will save you over 200 a year in road tax (unless you bought a pre 2001 S2000)
Should help with the extra fuel costs (a bit)
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Re: TVR Chimaera Vs Honda S2000

I could get around 35mpg from my 5 litre Griffith on a run. Most of the time it would be around 20mpg though.

If you drove the honda to its full potential I can't see it being better on fuel TBH.

And can you really compare a 4 pot engine to a V8? There is no contest.

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I could get around 35mpg from my 5 litre Groiffith on a run. Most of the time it would be around 20mpg though.

If you drove the honda to its full potential I can't see it being better on fuel TBH.

And can you really compare a 4 pot engine to a V8? There is no contest.
The S2000's V-tec is widely regarded as one of the best around by those with far more knowledge than I.

A big thirsty V8 is a thing of beauty, but in this day and age it's a dinosaur.

My heart screams TVR, but I think just for once I'd trust my head and I'd go with the Jap.

(and I maintain that in real world situations, particularly on this countries twisties, the S2000 is probably the better performer)
 
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TBH I have never been a TVR fan, and would say if you want to keep the car go for the S2000 as they are reliable and fairly cheap to run for what you get.

However this is Darren156 so I would say buy the TVR, enjoy having a big V8 for a month, and then when you are bored trade it for a S2000
 
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I'd go for the TVR. As a daily driver the S2000 is too lacking in torque for me. S2000s and RX-8s really pis me off when you try to drive them normally. They're only good when you're ragging the nuts off them, a V8 you can drive gently, although the fuel economy will be a lot worse for short journeys and around town than in the S2000. On a run there probably won't be much in it as the S2000 is such a high-revving engine, not particularly economical for long journeys at motorway speeds.

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