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The Speed 12 was the guiding light project for TVR, which excited its loyal fan base. Although the Speed 12 never made it into production, much interest was generated with deposits being taken.
The prototype Speed 12 was built in 1996, with an in-house developed 7.7L V12 normally-aspirated engine, producing 880hp.
To meet the homologation criteria for GT racing, it had to be based on a production car. The most suitable car was the Cerbera therefore it became the ‘Cerbera Speed 12’.
Rumour has it that when Peter tested the initial road-going prototype in 1996, he declared it “too powerful for public roads” and promptly cancelled the project.
Despite this, enthusiasm for the iconic Speed 12 still remains.
"TOO POWERFUL FOR PUBLIC ROADS"
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