1971 TVR 1300

This car has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.3 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 53 bhp (54 PS/40 kW) of power at 6000 rpm. The power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. The TVR 1300 weighs a claimed 790 kg at the kerb. Its maximum speed quoted is 167 km/h or 104 mph.


Key facts

1971 TVR 1300 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3683 mm
How heavy?
790 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1296 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
54 PS / 53 bhp / 40 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
167 km/h, 104 mph
1971 TVR 1300 data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1346 mm 53 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1346 mm 53 inches
Length 3683 mm 145 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 790 kg 1742 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Triumph
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1296 cc
(79.087 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 73.7 × 76 mm
2.9 × 2.99 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 54 PS (53 bhp) (40 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 40.9 bhp/litre
0.67 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 324 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 19 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 167 km/h (104 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 68.02 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
50.03 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
67.09 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.99 kg/kW
33.39 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID13706
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1971 TVR 1300 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.