The Tamora is TVR’s bottom of the range base model. TVR is known for its all out performance, supercars. The TVR Tamora is no different; it boasts full blown power and sports car appeal that will have its rivals turning green with envy.
The Tamora has a less bold exterior design that lacks a little distinction, the Toyota MR2 possibly looks a little more sporty. Buyers shouldn’t be fooled by the car’s exterior design because the Tamora delivers a potently sporty ride.
Being a base model the car’s interior is not as fancy as some of the other cars in the TVR line. The interior features are not indicative of what the car is capable of by any means. The Tamora is a very competent rear-wheel drive, that performs outstandingly well without any driver’s aids.
The Tamora comes with a 3.6-litre straight six that provides 100bhp delivering a quick ride. Despite the car’s performance the car also provides quite a bit of practicality as well. The car’s boot is large enough to hold a good deal of luggage and/or shopping. The removable roof panel limits boot space somewhat but boot space is still adequate.
The car’s steering is very fast and the Tamora is one of the most comfortable and easiest TVR’s to drive. The Tamora offer good value for the money and this level of performance on any other car is likely to cost much more.
The Tamora is an expensive car to purchase, but when compared to rival brands the Tamora looks fairly reasonable given the equipment and performance on offer. Insurance rates and fuel economy will be high, and running costs and maintenance are likely to be high as well.
The Tamora is not big on space, but passengers do have ample space. The car was not designed to be a cargo carrier or people carrier. It was designed for speed and delivering a good driving experience. The car only provides two seats but there is a good size boot that can store several larger items.
The car’s controls and dials are functional and sturdy. They appear to be of a good quality and feel. The cabin isn’t as fancy as some of the other TVR models, but it is still a good quality with an attractive look.
The Tamora delivers a decent amount of comfort. This isn’t a luxury car by any means, but the seats are supportive and comfortable and buyers who opt for the Tamora will find it to be more comfortable than other TVR models, and the ride is much smoother.
Accessibility is one area where the Tamora could score better, but like most sports cars passengers must climb down into the seats. Once in though, the seats are comfortable and provide plenty of support and passenger space is good in the Tamora as well. The car is easier to access with the top down. The car’s boot is easily accessible and shouldn’t pose any problems.
Parking can be difficult mostly due to the low seating position. The low drive position limits visibility and can make parking a little difficult. It is also difficult to judge the car’s extremities and care should be taken while reverse parking.
The TVR Tamora provides an excellent, fast, fun and exciting driving experience. The car looks good and handles well like a super sporty Mini Convertible should. The car is fast enough to deliver an excellent drive yet provides decent levels of comfort.
This isn’t a family car in any sense of the word. Children will not fit well in the car’s seats. Limited cabin space make it unsuitable to perform any family duties. Even though the boot is a decent size it still isn’t a practical family car.
The Tamora is definitely not a good first car. It is too expensive and would be impossible for a new driver to insure. There is too much power on hand for a novice driver and parking can be tricky.
The TVR Tamora has a great image; it’s fast and attractively designed. The Tamora comes with a decent warranty and that may boost sales since it is likely that repairs will be needed.
Security and Safety
The Tamora is an attractive sports car, and will attract a lot of attention. The car will need a comprehensive security system to keep it safe; unfortunately, the car’s security kit is very lacking. The car comes equipped with an alarm and an engine immobilizer.
The car’s safety kit is very lacking. The car doesn’t include airbags or ABS. The car’s main safety factor will be an experienced driver.
The Finishing Touches
The car’s standard audio system includes a radio and CD player. The standard unit provides good sound quality.
The Tamora’s interior is of good quality but not as good as other TVR models. The car does come standard with leather seats, but some of the more attractive metallic paints are only available as a cost-option. Other creature comforts can be selected as cost-options as well.
The Tamora offers 100bhp and is a supercar by any standard. Insurance and running costs will be high but the car is being offered for a very reasonable price for a car in this class. Other than the disappointing level of safety and security being offered, the Tamora provides a very fast ride with fast handling. Other convertibles we encourage you to look at include the second hand Mercedes Benz CLK