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First thing that hit me when I saw the tuscan is how small it looked. Then the next thing was the price followed by the Side window as I tried to look closer at the interior. ( I left a grease mark but no one noticed.) I went to the mole vally showroom as a potential buyer but I knew full well that I wouldn't have enough money to even buy a 1:12 scale version. but that didn't stop me from looking. I eventually managed to muster up the courage to talk to one of the staff about the car hinting I wanted a test drive ie. "so how does it handle" Oooo I bet its fast" ect finally I was offered a passenger test drive where by I get taken around in the car which is nearly as good as the real thing. I have never been anything faster than a pegeout 106 1.0 and with my excessive weight hindering the full potential of the 106 i have never really felt the acceleration I had felt from the Tuscan that literally glued me to the seat. For those who have never been from 0-60 in 4 secs well Lie down on the floor with your legs in a seated position and suprizingly this is very similar. I would tell you about the test drive on the public roads but if the law should read this then the entire garage would be shut down. but we definitely got some looks and some cheers from the fellow drivers who tried to keep up with us. You do feel good in a car like this, but you do need a lot of training before you can handle one like it. Lose concentration for one minute and the rear wheels will be looking for the side of the road like a dog in new teritory. The interior is well and trully amazing . It is furturistic and retro at the same time. The dials are neatly built into the stearing wheel and nearly all the swithes are made of some alloy which twist to operate the many functions of the car. The boot is huge large enough to put a full size suitcase and a smaller one. or if you are a family person one teenager, two juniors, a 5 year old cocker spaniel. and 14 hed
gehogs. I haven't actually put this to the test but this is my general judgement.
Well, what can I say about this lovely beastie! I had the honour of driving a Tuscan for a month while it's owner was laid up with a broken ankle ligament (in the middle of summer, how unlucky!) Due to high insurance costs (I'm not yet 23 years old) I was only able to drive it for a month. The owner pried it out of my sweaty palms at the end of the 30 days (yes, a short month aswell!) During the month my opinion developed as being extremely scared and worried of the beast to a high respect for all involved in the design and build of the Tuscan and the car itself. The direct steering (1 1/2 turns from lock to lock) made my Saab seem to go round corners like a huge boat. While the steering took a bit to get used to (almost dumped it in a ditch on my first drive due to over-steer), once mastered is the best thing since sliced bread. Why all cars aren't made with such direct steering is lost on me. Even the dreaded parking was a doddle. The interior design of cream leather and brushed steel is functional and gorgeous. The curves of the car are beyond description and drew stares from even old ladies (or was that the gorgeous if a bit loud sound of the engine) to little kids. Testosterone filled lads and boy racers almost wet their pants when overtaken by me (not breaking the speed limit at all, of course ;-)) and at one point when pulling up to the chippy I was offered a swap for an hour by the driver of a Maxed Nova. I don't think so mate. I smugly smirked as I walked away and preyed he didn't key it as soon as I was out of sight. As for performance, I cannot describe how fast it gets to 70 mph (again, ;-)) and back to 0. The brakes are out of this world once warmed up (a little scary until they're warm though). The fear of sliding round corners that was experienced while driving a Chimaera was gone and I had the feeing of being in complete control at all times. Driving it almost bankrupted me
but boy was it worth it! Now I didn't get anywhere near pushing this car for various reasons: 1. It wasn't mine 2. I only just mastered driving normally in the month I had it 3. I'm only 22 and writing this off would make me never to insure anything other than a Skoda 4. I'm a bit of a girly coward! I would have loved to have taken it to the track to see what it could really do, maybe next time! Wonderful car!
well, what can i say? well done TVR for producing a car that can match the ferrari 360 modena and for half the price. With more curves than Caprice and a ripper of an engine under the bonnet pushing out around 355 horsepower, how can you say this is anything short of brilliant? The interior is out of this world with some parts of it looking like some sort of futuristic capsule. I mean, what other car manufacturer can you see that gives an interior with the "Christ!" appeal at around a jaw dropping 45'000 pounds?. With brass and stainless steel instruments and more leather than a prossie in Essex, this car is well worth the money. That little rev counter above the steering wheel also makes the driving expierience so much more enjoyable. Red light,Yellow light...It's so much fun just watching it and hearing the engine burble and then scream... From the drivers point of view, this car's a beauty in all respects. It has all the crceature comforts like heated windscreen, air conditioinaing, all the right curves in the right places to support you and the seating posision of the driver is sublime. Visibility isn't a problem with this beast!! It can understeer if you want it to, it can oversteer if you want it to, but the best thing about it is it's speed. 0-60 in 4.1 seconds that feel like two, and a top speed of 180 miles an hour makes you wonder how it's let on the road, doesn't it? People love it, that's why!!