The TVR M series is a line of sports cars built by automaker TVR between 1972 and 1979. The series replaced the outgoing TVR Vixen and Tuscan models, and is characterized by a common chassis and shared body style. As with other TVR models before and since, the M-series cars use a front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout and body-on-frame construction. The bodies themselves were built from glass-reinforced plastic (GRP). The era of the M series is commonly associated with Martin Lilley who, together with his father, took ownership of the company on 30 November 1965.
The M series was regarded by contemporary reviewers as being loud and fast and having excellent roadholding. This came at the expense of unusual ergonomics, and heating and ventilation systems that were sometimes problematic.
- 72 spoke wirewheels
- Leather seats
Top speed - 105 mph (169 km/h)
0-60 mph: 10.4 sec
30-50 mph in top: 10.4 sec
50-70 mph in top: 9.5 sec
Engine displacement - 1,598cc (bore and stroke: 81 mm (3.2 in) x 77.6 mm (3.1 in))
Engine type - Normally aspirated inline-four
Compression ratio - 9.0:1
Fueling - Twin-choke Weber carburetor
Peak power - 86 bhp (64 kW; 87 PS) at 5,500 rpm
Peak torque - 92 lb⋅ft (125 N⋅m) at 4,000 rpm
Transmission - 4-speed manual
Number built - 148