Thursday, February 29, 2024

Only one TVR Cerbera Speed 12 Road car is for Sale

There aren’t many chances to buy a one-of-a-kind supercar, but Silverstone Auctions is selling the only road-legal TVR Cerbera Speed 12 on Saturday, May 20.

The listing photos highlight the aggressive physique. The rear has a large wing and a bumper design that extends the length of the vehicle. Under the machine is a prominent diffuser. It appears to be a race car that is also legal to drive on the road.

The bonnet is removed in a single piece to reveal the massive engine located behind the front axle. The V12 has a massive air box.

The cabin is simple. Two carbon-fiber seats are separated by a tall console. A roll cage consumes a significant amount of interior space. An analogue tachometer and a digital display are among the basic instruments.

In 1996, TVR introduced the V8-powered Cerbera as a sports coupe with 2+2 seating. It was the brand’s first model to use an engine developed in-house rather than tuning a powertrain from another manufacturer.

The company also began work on a racing version with a 7.7-liter V12 for the modern GT1 class, naming the vehicle the Speed 12. Before the end of this competition classification, it faced little competition. TVR responded by modifying the car to conform to the GT2 class.

TVR also began accepting deposits for a road-going version of the Cerbera Speed 12, but the model was eventually cancelled. The automaker decided to build only one in 2003. This is the vehicle that is currently up for auction.

The history of this one-of-a-kind car was covered in the UK’s Evo magazine in 2010. It was claimed that the current owner had the engine output of the V12 tuned to 830 horsepower. The vehicle allegedly weighed less than 2,205 pounds (1,000 kilograms).

TVR is a small British sports car manufacturer that has been around since the late 1940s. Since then, the brand has changed hands several times. The current leaders announced plans to launch an EV by 2024 in 2022.

Sources: Silverstone Auctions, Evo

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