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TVR #2# Cars of the Peter Wheeler Era (1981-2004)

ISBN-10: 1847979971

ISBN-13: 9781847979971

 

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TVR #2# Cars of the Peter Wheeler Era (1981-2004)

by Ralph Dodds

For nearly sixty years, TVR produced some of the most thrilling, spine-tingling, hand-built sports cars to emerge from any British motor manufacturer. Yet it was the period between 1981 and 2004, under the management of Peter Wheeler, when the company finally shook off its shed-built roots and proved that it could produce cars that could match anything from Maranello or Stuttgart in terms of performance, but at a fraction of their price.

This book tells the story of the design, development and engineering of some of some of TVR's fastest, outrageous and most successful cars, from the retro-styled S1, to the racing Tuscan, 1000bhp Speed Twelve and the brutal Sagaris.

Contents:

  • Introducrion - The Wilkinson and Lilley Eras
  • A new Hand at the Helm
  • V8 Power
  • Big bad Wedges
  • A new Shape for a new Era
  • Griffith - a Design Icon
  • Chimaera - a TVR for the Masses?
  • From Sports Car to Supercar
  • The Tuscan returns
  • End of an Era
  • Competition: From Clubman to Le Mans
  • Prototypes, One-Offs and Occasional Insanity
  • TVR - the Future?

Buch, Hardcover, 22 x 26,5 cm, 208 Seiten, 300 farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text