On the road
1200 kg of sheer muscle hefted by a straight six 4.2 litre
in tandem with TVR's sequential gearbox and a power to weight
ratio of 450 bhptonne.
12 inches longer than the Tuscan Speed Six,
the TVR-x hails machismo as the zenith of motoring development.
Top speed of 210 mph is faster than an Apache helicopter
- which is what you'd need to intimidate
A compromise between aerodynamics
and armour mean less compliant handling than
one would like but the air suspension system
(and the roll cage) provide peace of mind even
at high speeds.
In the cabin
The two-seater allows space for long range fuel tanks while
still feeling more spacious than the Diablo GT's 392.
Surprisingly quiet inside, even at 8000 revs, the interior
oozes walnut and mahogany class, with bespoke hide seats and
a raft of electronic systems and navigation aids.
Crystal LED windscreens can be fully tinted at the flick
of a switch for extra discretion. (Nice). Okay - this is no
DB7 and perhaps the seats could be a little higher but, given
the personal defence purpose of this vehicle, the Tuscan delivers
comfort, security and show-offablility in spades.
And no, this bulletproof car does not have an ejector seat.