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TVR Griffith 400

Overview

Produced: 1964-1967, 310 produced. ((inc Griffith 200))
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
TVR Griffith 400

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.

In 1964 an Griffith 400 model was introduced. This revised model had an improved cooling system(much need with a 4.7 litre V8 in a GRP body!) and a new rear window which offered better visibility and a more modern appearance. Production of the Griffith 400 lasted until 1967.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
4727ccV8 OHVFord 289101.6mm x 72.9mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
155 mph5.2 s0 s0 mpg270 bhp

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDrum

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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