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Motors Sold the Elise... got a new toy!

Discussion in 'General' started by AlexB, 8 Oct 2007.

  1. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    I sold my Elise a the weekend, and got a new car as a toy.

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    and..
    http://up.dorkish.com/up/1001202057_chim3.jpg

    TVR Chimaera 430 Big Valve. =) 4.3 litre V8, 1060kgs, and about sixty thousand cows worth of leather inside.. heh heh.

    Very different to the Elise, but still very good. Much heavier to drive (no P/S or any aids at all). It feels like a big muscle car, rather than a light weight sports car like the Lotus.

    -a.
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Looks lovely mate, but why'd you ditch the Elise so quickly?
     
  3. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    I change my cars all the time - I have an attention span of about six minutes. Elise was great, but just fancied something else for a bit. I'll get an Exige somewhen to replace it ;)
     
  4. Poisonous

    Poisonous Incestuious

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    Nice. Goes well with your job as a hairdresser I assume?
     
  5. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Heh, the view of the misinformed.
     
  6. Poisonous

    Poisonous Incestuious

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    The view of the ill-advised! :thumb:
     
  7. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    :eyebrow:

    You apparently know nothing of TVR's
    For example, they don't run on petrol, they run on testosterone

    As someone that has been behind the wheel of a Chimaera 500 and a Tuscan S (and a Speed12, but that doesnt count because I wasn't allowed to put it in gear :/ ), TVRs are truly scary cars
     
  8. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    Yah 260ish BHP/tonne for carrying curling tongs around. Don't think so bud.

    Nice car Alex, I bet it roars a bit
     
  9. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Awesome car :)

    anyone fancy bets on how long/many miles before it breaks down? :D
     
  10. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    or until it gets wrapped around a tree

    I've heard an interesting statistic somewhere, something daft like 90% of TVR insurance write-offs involve no other cars :D
     
  11. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    It goes sideways far far too easily. Pulls hard from 1200rpm right upto the (lowish) 6000rpm limiter.
    In the wet it spins its wheels in 4th gear if you dare push hard on the loud pedal.
    Oh, single figure MPG when pressing on, too.

    As for breakdowns - I think they have more niggly faults than actual brakedowns - currently it kangaroos a bit if you're pootling at about 1500rpm, which can be annoying.
     
  12. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    TVRs are scary cars because they develop so many faults, especially with the electrics. My boss had one and it was back and forth to TVR loads of times. The worst fault he had was that he couldn't turn the engine off...

    Granted, this was a few years ago, maybe they've ironed out the bugs now?
     
  13. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    No, TVR pretty much closed so now its down to independant garages to fix stuff, who generally do a better job :)
     
  14. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    The only fault I personally experienced was with a faulty speedo, which when travelling at low speeds, bounced around all over the place and when travelling above 30 or so mph, just registered as 30

    "Honestly officer, I was only doing 30" :lol:
     
  15. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    my car judders under 2k too...and the speedo is bouncy therefore i deduce my car is as fast as a tvr?

    anyway.... nice car Alex! i like it! drifting much? :D
     
  16. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    I refer to cars such as this one as "rubber underwear cars. (i.e., scary)" Yeeeeehaaaa!
     
  17. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    I swear I saw one of those lately, were both in Hampshire so it might of been you.
    Looks nice, I always liked TVR's.
     
  18. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    blah you want a mini!

    Right stickeh? :D
     
  19. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    Hmm I liked the Elise, but having a TVR is pretty sweet :)

    Only bad experience I've had with a TVR (apart from stories), is on absolute pillock I knew who had one who thought it would be funny to show off in one and overtake on a blind bend, killing an elderly lady :(

    Still, I am sure you're not one of them idiots, so go damnwell enjoy that sexy-ass car :D
     
  20. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    I'm still not sure how Blackpool of all places used to churn out such awesome cars.
     
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