The TVR Tuscan 4.0 S MK1 is a development of the old Red Rose Tuscan (Tuscan Mk1 4.0 Red Rose: 380 BHP, 310 ft.lbf) but with a number of significant developments. At the forefront of these is a revision of the chassis geometry with different kingpin inclination and less bump steer to specifically set the car up for the 18 wheels which come as standard on this car.
Spring and damper rates are also now stiffer than they were originally to complement the car’s new chassis and extra power. The brakes have also been enlarged to 322mm at the front and 298mm at the rear. They remain cross drilled and ventilated all round and the callipers remain the same also. 18″ wheels are standard.
The engine of the Tuscan S has been further developed to produce 390 bhp at 7.000 rpm and 310 ft.lbs of torque at 5.250 rpm. The Tuscan S also features most of the Tuscan’s options list as standard like air conditioning, gas discharge main beam headlamps and a DAB stereo which receives the latest digital radio broadcasts. It is the first production car to have one of these fitted as standard. After 2003, Tuscan S Mk1 4.0’s engine gives 400 hp.