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TVR Griffith 200

Overview

Produced: 1963-1964, 310 produced. ((inc Griffith 400))
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
TVR Griffith 200

The first spiritual ancestor to today's TVRs appeared in 1963, the V8 powered Griffith 200. The Griffith 200 mated the impressive US-built Ford 289 V8 engine with the delicate body and frame of the Grantura III. Despite all of this extra power the Griffith had to make do with the BMC rear axle used on the smaller engined cars.

At the time its launch TVR claimed a power output of well over 200bhp from the monster 4.7 litre V8 unit, whatever the true figures no one can deny the cars impressive 150mph top speed.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
4727ccV8 OHVFord 289101.6mm x 72.9mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
140 mph6 s0 s0 mpg191 bhp

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDrumServo-assisted Girling hydraulic brakes

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
0' 85"0' 51"0' 51"0' 140"0' 64" 0 (0)0' 0"

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