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1963-1965 TVR Griffith V8


Overview

American racing driver Jack Griffith approached TVR with a proposal to produce a V8-engined Grantura for competition. TVR agreed and supplied Grantura bodies and chassis for Griffith to fit 4727cc Ford V8s in to. These cars were badged as the Griffith in the USA and were offered with either a manual or automatic gearbox. Performance was predictably swift. Some models could top 150mph and hit 60 in around six seconds. In truth, they were overpowered – and only remained in production for a couple of years. A great idea for the future, though...




300

£1620

£25,000

£20,000

£15,000

£9000


Performance

6.9secs

20.0secs

140mph

195bhp

282lb/ft

15mpg


Engine

V8

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, double wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar

Independent, double wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar

front-engine RWD

rack and pinion

chassis and glassfibre body

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

3556mm

2172mm

1626mm

1257mm

864kgs


 TVR Griffith V8

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