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Griffith GT

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 Griffith GT

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4492 cm3 / 274.1 cu in / 274.1 cu in, 175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 380.0 N·m / 280.3 lb·ft / 280.3 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)GriffithIssued from1966
ModelGTIssued until
SerieGTNumber made16
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGriffithCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4382 mm / 172.5 in / 172.5 inTotal (curb) weight1152 kg / 2540 lb / 2540 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1176 mm / 46.3 in / 46.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.3 UK gal / 16.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.73 m2 / 18.6 sq ft / 18.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerPlymouthValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.2 mm / 3.63 in / 3.63 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement4492 cm3 / 274.1 cu in / 274.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity561.50 cm3/cylinder / 34.265 cu in/cylinder / 34.265 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque380.0 N·m / 280.3 lb·ft / 280.3 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.1 kW / 94.0 hp / 94.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.0 kW/l / 0.857 bhp/cu in / 0.857 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.6 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.5

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio204.0 kW/ton / 154.6 bhp/ton / 154.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Trailing arm, Panhard rod, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Griffith GT

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