There’s no such thing as a perfect car… or a perfect anything… or is there? Few cars can claim perfection, as it would require being all things to all people, something that just can’t be pulled off. As far as sports-cars go, however, the 2005 TVR Tuscan S Mk II just about hits the mark. Instead of starting over, TVR simply improved on their previous model, to great success. Everything about it is the perfect union of beauty and functionality, from the car’s curves to its interior design, minimalist as always. On the road as on the track, however, the Tuscan S Mk II has what it takes to deliver, and to shame just about every supercar that would dare show its face in the presence of this most potent of performers.
At the heart of the Tuscan S Mk II was a 4-liter straight six engine, with four valves per cylinder, producing an impressive 400 horsepower. In such a light and small car, performance was as you’d expect: 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, and a top speed of 195 miles per hour. Like I said before, only serious contender need apply. There’s almost nothing on the road to beat that. These figures were achieved without the help of traction control or other driving aids. You can expect that the car would be even faster with it.
But sheer speed and acceleration is not the only thing for which the 2005 TVR Tuscan S Mk II was known. Indeed, its handling is nothing short of legendary, and its stopping power is, well, let’s say that it’s on par with the car’s acceleration. Hang on to your lunch!