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Jensen CV8 Mk II


Produced: 1963-1965, 250 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Jensen CV8 Mk II

The 1963 Jensen CV8, famous for its controversial slant-eyed styling, was one of the fastest-accelerating four-seater cars of the 1960s.  Using Chrysler's 5916cc 305bhp V8 (with Torqufilte three-speed automatic transmission), it easily undercut all the big gun opposition on price, and could reach 120mph (192km/h) from rest in less than half a minute.  Although following established Jensen concepts - steel pressings and a box section to carry the suspension - the CV8's chassis was new and , like many high-class British manufacturers, Jensen went about plundering the parts bins of lowly mass-market firms for brakes and suspension.

The model was improved over four years of production and the MkII produced in 1964 had a bigger 330bhp 6.3-litre engine.

Source: Motorbase


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Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
131 mph8.4 s0 s13 mpg0 bhp 0




WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 9"4' 9"4' 9"15' 3"5' 8" 0 (30)0' 0"

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