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TVR Griffith V8

(1965 model)

Brief specs of 1965 TVR Griffith V8

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4727 cm3 / 288.5 cu in / 288.5 cu in, 202.1 kW / 271.0 hp / 271.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 426.0 N·m / 314.2 lb·ft / 314.2 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, rear wheel drive, 262 km/h / 163 mph / 163 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1965
ModelGriffith V8Issued until
SerieGriffithNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3556 mm / 140.0 in / 140.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inDry weight
Height1257 mm / 49.5 in / 49.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2172 mm / 85.5 in / 85.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.74 m2 / 18.7 sq ft / 18.7 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.9 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.39
Fuel supply1 Ho carbEngine displacement4727 cm3 / 288.5 cu in / 288.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity590.88 cm3/cylinder / 36.058 cu in/cylinder / 36.058 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power202.1 kW / 271.0 hp / 271.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque426.0 N·m / 314.2 lb·ft / 314.2 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.8 kW / 108.4 hp / 108.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.8 kW/l / 0.939 bhp/cu in / 0.939 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.1 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed262 km/h / 163 mph / 163 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.20 s / 5.20 s / 5.20 sPower-to-weight ratio
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Griffith V8

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