About TVR Cerbera
With a name derived from Cerberus - the three-headed dog of Greek mythology that guarded the entrance to Hell - you’d expect the TVR Cerbera to be a bit of a beast. And with power from a 4.0 litre straight six, or a V8 of up to 4.5 litres and with a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds, it certainly lives up to that description.
Following on from the soft top Griffith and Chimera, the Cerbera was the first coupe produced by the company under Peter Wheeler’s leadership and the prototype appeared at the 1993 London Motor Show. It was also the first car to use TVR’s own in-house AJP8 engine, previous models having used bought in Rover V8s. The AJP8 used design principles learned from racing to produce a very powerful engine, producing up to 420 BHP in some versions.
The car captured the imagination of enthusiasts and at the 1994 NEC Motor Show, TVR took orders for over 270 Cerberas. It’s easy to understand the enthusiasm. The Cerbera is dramatically styled with deep slots ahead of the doors to aid cooling of the engine. The sleek handle-less design is achieved by having the external door catches hidden under the wing mirrors.
Inside, the Cerbera is a four-seater, the front passenger seat has longer forward travel than the driver’s, allowing more leg room for rear passengers on that side and the doors are long to allow easier access to the rear. The design is unusual too, with a high centre tunnel and a distinctive sweeping dashboard. Another quirky feature is the minor instruments mounted behind the bottom half of the steering wheel and which move with the adjustable steering column. You will, of course, find lots of colour co-ordinated leather covering the seats, dash and transmission tunnel, offset by polished aluminium switches and pedals giving a classy feel.
Last produced in 2003 (apart from a one off ‘Last Cerbera’ built in 2006 and sold at auction), the Cerbera is now firmly planted in modern classic territory and is a car that’s cherished by its owners who like to keep their vehicles in pristine condition whilst still enjoying their performance.
TVR Cerbera Specifications
- Price range: Used From £8,410 - £30,815
- Engine range: 4.0 – 4.5 Litre
- Insurance range: 20
- Road tax range: £265 per annum
TVR Cerbera Tyre Options
In our experience, a few different varieties of tyre size can match well with the TVR Cerbera. Of course, a car with as much performance potential as the Cerbera can be hard on its tyres, especially if driven hard. At Protyre, our qualified fitters can advise you on the most suitable tyres for your TVR Cerbera in order to achieve the best balance of performance, comfort and safety. Popular choices for TVR Cerbera tyres include:
New Tyres for your TVR Cerbera
When looking for new tyres, one of the first questions to consider is what type of tyres you want for your TVR 3000. The best solution is to check the current tyres that are installed in the car so you can determine the exact size, together with the tyre model in case you want to replicate the original set up. If you like the drive of the car with its current tyre choice, you can try to find the same tyres again. Alternatively, our tyre experts will be happy to advise.
It is a simple process to find the size of your current TVR Cerbera tyres; you will be able to find the size information stamped on the sidewall of the current tyres. Our tyre professionals are always happy to discuss your options so that you know what is involved, including the costs of fitting and how to select the right tyres. Manufacturers include Falken, GT Radial, Michelin, Pirelli, Continental and Goodyear.
Browse our tyres for your TVR Cerbera now. Protyre also provides quality servicing and MOTs for your TVR Cerbera.