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Triumph Vitesse 2-Litre Mk II

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 Triumph Vitesse 2-Litre Mk II

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 156.0 N·m / 115.1 lb·ft / 115.1 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TriumphIssued from1966
ModelVitesse 2-Litre Mk IIIssued until
SerieVitesseNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTriumphCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3886 mm / 153.0 in / 153.0 inTotal (curb) weight927 kg / 2044 lb / 2044 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2324 mm / 91.5 in / 91.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.71 m2 / 18.4 sq ft / 18.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerTriumphValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.7 mm / 2.94 in / 2.94 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supply2 St carbsEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity333.00 cm3/cylinder / 20.321 cu in/cylinder / 20.321 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque156.0 N·m / 115.1 lb·ft / 115.1 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.4 kW/l / 0.779 bhp/cu in / 0.779 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.1 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio102.5 kW/ton / 77.6 bhp/ton / 77.6 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Triumph Vitesse 2-Litre Mk II

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