TVR Chimaera  |  Spotted in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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TVR Chimaera spotted in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Description
    Driving along Newmarket Road toward central Cambridge.
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    FinlayCox143
  • Date spotted
    04/16/16
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For a small volume car manufacturer like TVR, it worked out more cost effective to re-use parts throughout the range, such as the clam shell bonnet/hood of this Chimaera and the Cerbera. The 'Speed Six' engine was used in various models, including the Sagaris (although upgraded and updated). TVR also used other parts from a 'parts bin'. For example, the rear lights on the original Chimaeras were units from a Ford Fiesta MkIII, Griffiths also used rear lights from the 90's Vauxhall Cavalier. It was just too costly to develop so many parts for such a car in a small'ish factory in Blackpool.
Posted:  04/21/2016 17:18:19
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Hm. What was TVR thinking making them look so similar lol
Posted:  04/20/2016 17:32:37
 
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@venomgt95: Plate check says otherwise. http://www.ukvehicle.com/T40SDS/

Plus, this is a Cabriolet too, Chimaera's never came as coupes, Cerberas only came as Coupes.
Posted:  04/20/2016 17:20:40
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I think this is a Cerbera Speed 6. Note, both cars look similar, but the Chimaera hard top, has a curve in the top of the window, whereas the Speed 6 has a flat one, as the car pictured does.

Pictures for reference:

Cerbera: http://autowpaper.com/images/tvr-cerbera-speed-6-1.jpg

Chimaera: http://steve-edwards.com/images/articles/body_paint/fibreglass/tvr_painted_002.jpg
Posted:  04/20/2016 15:59:02
 
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