1982 TVR Tas­min Turbo

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Mar­tin Lil­ley fi­nally achieved his ‘wedge’ am­bi­tions with the launch of the Tas­min in 1980, but surely even he could have never imag­ined the num­ber and va­ri­ety of ver­sions it would spawn over the next decade and more. In fact, it took the en­thu­si­as­tic at­ten­tions of in­com­ing TVR boss Peter Wheeler to truly re­lease the model’s po­ten­tial with a se­ries of ever-more ex­treme Rover V8-pow­ered mod­els. Be­fore all of that, how­ever, came the Tas­min Turbo, first as a con­vert­ible in 1981 then in de­fin­i­tive coupé form at the Oc­to­ber 1982 Mo­tor Show. With a tur­bocharged ver­sion of the stan­dard car’s 2.8-litre ‘Cologne’ V6 be­neath its heav­ily re­worked body­work it made nearly 50% more power – a heady 228bhp at 5600rpm and 249lb ft of torque. Ano­rak fact The Tas­min wasn’t the only unique tur­bocharged model: Lil­ley owned a unique ‘SE’ ver­sion of the 3000S Turbo con­vert­ible

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