• Jun 3, 2008
Click above to view gallery of the TVR Speed 12

The TVR Speed 12 seems to be the forgotten supercar, although it certainly has the proper credentials to be remembered as one of the best. With a massive 7.7-liter V12 pushing 820 horsepower and a curb weight of just over 2,000 lbs., the Speed 12 has a power-to-weight ratio nearly twice that of the Bugatti Veyron. The stunning bodywork is done completely in carbon fiber and shifting is done with a true sequential gearbox. Then why the lack of attention? It probably has something to due with the fact that only one road car was built, along with a handful of race cars, and only one test was ever done by the media when it appeared in EVO magazine. The car is now for sale, and we hope the new owner doesn't find it too much of a handful and wreck the one and only example. It's not like it's an Enzo, where you can just go out and buy another. No price is listed, but we would venture to guess it's not cheap.


[Source: Legends Automotive]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      any guesses on price?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Slap some twin turbos on that thing for ludicrous speeds!! :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like a viper with a lithuanian polyurethane foam body kit.

      wheres the 30" wheels, and fur coat at?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like it could be a Transformer. Although with the ludicrous power to weight ratio I guess all the visual trinkets are okay, the whole car will just be a blur anyways.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not really a legitimate supercar, since it was effectively stillborn because it had too much power. Never went into "production" (in a supercar sense, you know). But hey, it's in Forza Motorsport 2, and it is a beast. Absolutely crazy fast, and rather scary to drive. The rear of the car seems hellbent on racing the front of the car around every turn, if there's any throttle being applied.
        • 6 Years Ago
        First thing I thought of after reading the title was "not for those who played PGR2!" haha
      • 6 Years Ago
      The EVO magazine test remains one of my all-time favourite automotive articles--written amazingly well, with an awesome car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I find this car to be both beautiful and ugly all at the same time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Too much power, no where enough traction.
      Odd firing engine.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To the people who are saying it looks like a Viper, this was made before the 2003+ Viper.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anyone have a link to the evo article? I would love to know more about this completely insane, unforgivably ugly and apparently terrifying car. A worthy uber-TVR, it seems.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i remember playing with this car in Gran turismo 2. it was crazy then. that was on a ps1. now I play with it in forza 2 on a X360 , and its insane. its got so much power. mind you its only a game but the car in real life cant be any better. i dont understand why tvr dont have it in a musem or something.
      • 6 Years Ago
      impossible to drive
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