Engine: 90 degree alloy V8 engine
Capacity (cc): 4546
Bore/stroke (mm): 94 x 82
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Max rpm: 6250
Max power: 285 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max torque: 300 ft.lbs @ 4500 rpm
0 to 60 mph - 4.7 secs,
0 to 100 mph - 11.2 secs,
Max speed 160 mph
All round independent - unequal length double wishbones and coil over gas dampers assisted by anti-roll bars.
260 mm diameter ventilated front disc brakes with 273 mm diameter rear discs. Servo assisted with front/rear split dual circuits. Cable operated hand brake operating on the rear wheels.
Power assisted rack and pinion with adjustable steering column - 2.2 turns lock to lock. 350mm leather covered steering wheel.
Wheels and tyres
Front 15 inch alloy wheels 205/55 ZR tyres
Rear 16 inch alloy wheels 225/50 ZR tyres
The word that best sums up the performance of the Chimaera is effortless. It is propelled by the legendary TVR Power development of the Rover V8 which in its current 4.5 litre form is sufficient to propel the car from a standing start to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and 100 mph in 11.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 160 mph. The carefully tuned big bore stainless steel exhaust system is optimised for both performance and exactly the right V8 sound. The extremely strong chassis is based on that of the racing TVR Tuscan which provoked Autocar to say "chassis and engine mate brilliantly."