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Triumph Vitesse 1600


Produced: 1962-1966, 22814 produced. (Saloon)
1962-1966, 8447 produced. (Convertible)
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Triumph Vitesse 1600

Triumph added a new model to its range in 1962 the Triumph Vitesse. The Vitesse was a development of the successful four cylinder Herald range and shared the same chassis (albeit reinforced) and basic body construction. At the heart of the Vitesse was Triumphs new six cylinder engine which would be used in many later Triumph models, for the time being the Vitesse used a 1596cc (1600) version.

The Vitesse used the same rear and middle body panels as the Herald and could be ordered as a saloon or convertible. The Vitesse had twin headlamps which were set at a slant angle to distinguish it from the Herald and standard equipment included front disc brakes. Options included overdrive transmission and a sunroof for the saloon. In 1966 the Vitesse 1600 was superseded by the more powerful 2 litre version.


1596ccS6 OHVStandard/Triumph S6 OHV66.75mm x 76mm8.75

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
89 mph17.5 s0 s0 mpg0 bhp 0




WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 7"4' 1"12' 9"5' 0" 0 (17)0' 0"

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