South West Sports Cars based in Taunton, have just acquired this gorgeous red 1998 TVR Cerbera, which is now available for self drive hire and as part of our TVR Experience.  


It has TVR's own 4.5 litre AJP8 engine which, according to TVR's own figures, has 420 bhp on offer at 5,500 revs and a massive 380lb ft of torque.  


As you can see from the picture, the car has been re-sprayed in Nightfire Red and has a cream interior with red inserts, which looks quite classy. Upgraded shocks mean the handling is nicely sorted and it really does drive nicely.  


Because of it's hard top, this makes a sensible choice if you are worried about being caught out by the British weather, provided you go carefully with the right foot!  Also the only choice if you want to drive a TVR and bring along a small person with you to sit in the back......


As far as we at Classic Car Hire World know, this is the only TVR Cerbera for hire anywhere in the UK.
TVR Cerbera Driving Experience


The Cerbera is a right hand drive 2+2 seater rear wheel drive sports car with a 5 speed manual gearbox. 


The space available for rear passengers is minimal and really only suitable for small kids (note : we do not have a car seat for children).  However, with the passenger seat moved forward, still leaving leg room in the front, it is possible to sit a reasonably sized third person in the rear. So the car is really a 3+1 coupe!


Due to the race-engineered specifications of the engine, it requires carefully warming up each time the car is driven.  This involves observing a rev limit for a few minutes until the oil temperature is sufficiently high enough to do its job properly.  In practice, particularly during the summer, by the time you have found an open road the car is usually ready to show you what it can do. 


The boot space is reasonable, with sufficient space for a couple of decent sized bags, after all it is supposed to be a Grand Tourer.  The back seats are suitable for a couple of small soft bags too.


As with other TVR models, the Cerbera has power steering but no other driver aids or air bags.  There are disc brakes all round, which are pretty good, but no ABS.  Therefore care is needed to ensure proper braking distances are allowed for, especially when wet or damp on the road.  Also, with no traction control there is only driver control preventing the rear wheels from breaking loose from the tarmac.  Don't be put off by this though, as driving the Cerbera is a fantastic way of experiencing supercar performance at an affordable price and it is an excellent choice if you want to hire a sports car.


South West Sports Cars will familiarise you with the car during the Driver Briefing when you come to pick it up.

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