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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, 145.4 kW / 195.0 hp / 195.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 382.0 N·m / 281.7 lb·ft / 281.7 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 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) weight864 kg / 1905 lb / 1905 lb
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 ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power145.4 kW / 195.0 hp / 195.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque382.0 N·m / 281.7 lb·ft / 281.7 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)45.6 kW / 61.1 hp / 61.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.8 kW/l / 0.676 bhp/cu in / 0.676 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.8 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.90 s / 4.90 s / 4.90 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sPower-to-weight ratio225.7 kW/ton / 171.0 bhp/ton / 171.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)20.00 s / 20.00 s / 20.00 sFuel 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, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Griffith V8

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