ONE of the last surviving examples of the TVR Cerbera Speed 12 – once intended to be the world's highest performance road car – has gone on display at Lakeland Motor Museum.

Developed in the 1990s at Blackpool’s TVR factory, the Speed 12 was originally conceived as a supercar to rival the McLaren F1 GTRs.

TVR estimated it could do 0-100mph in 4.8 seconds and had the potential to reach a ‘terrifying’ top speed of 240mph.

Of the handful built, the last remaining road-registered car is now taking a prime position at the Backbarrow museum. It has been loaned by Leeds-based motoring enthusiast Graham Abbott.

Chris Lowe, operations manager at Lakeland Motor Museum, said: “This car is the epitome of speed and style, and is sure to catch people’s eyes.

“As the owner intends to run the Cerbera Speed 12 quite regularly, we’ve displayed it next to the door.”