Road Tests Real world tests of Cerbera Speed 12 vs McLaren F1

0-60mph

Top speed

McLaren F1
242 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of TVR Cerbera Speed 12

Reasons to consider the
TVR Cerbera Speed 12

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 8.73 s vs 11.1 s More than 20% faster at the drag strip
More torque 650 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 800 HP @ 7,250 RPM vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
Bigger engine 7,730 cc vs 6,064 cc More than 25% bigger engine
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McLaren F1

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Way more expensive sticker price $970k vs $245k Around 4x more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cerbera Speed 12  vs
McLaren F1 
Brand TVR McLaren
Price 245,000 970,000
Year 2000-2000 1992-1998

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Harrop LSD 2WD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 457/? 279 432/? 229
Rear wheels 457/? 330 432/? 292

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,359 lb 2,513 lb
Width 77.2 in 75.6 in
Height 43.3 in 44.1 in
Length 169.3 in 168.8 in
Wheelbase 104 in 107.1 in

road tests

Cerbera Speed 12  vs
McLaren F1 
Top speed 240 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 8.73 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 3.2 s
0-100mph 6.3 s 6.3 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.95 lb/hp 4.01 lb/hp
Maximum hp 800 HP @ 7,250 RPM 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 650 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,730 cc 6,064 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.5 in 3.4 in / 3.4 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
TVR Cerbera Speed 12
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