1991 TVR Griffith 3.9

TVR Griffith 3.9 is an automobile that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3.9 litres. For this model it musters power and torque figures of 240 bhp (243 PS/179 kW) at 5300 rpm and 373 Nm (275 lbft/38 kgm) respectively. The engine powers the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual 'box. Quoted weight at the kerb is 980 kg. It is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 238 km/h (148 mph).

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1991 TVR Griffith 3.9 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3900 mm
How heavy?
980 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3947 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
243 PS / 240 bhp / 179 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
373 Nm / 275 ft.lb / 38 kgm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.9 s
How fast?
238 km/h, 148 mph

TVR Griffith models

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4280 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW 1040 kg
TVR Griffith 500 -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4997 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1060 kg

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1991 TVR Griffith 3.9 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 3900 mm 153.5 inches
Width 1869 mm 73.6 inches
Height 1194 mm 47 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 980 kg 2161 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Rover
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 3.9 litre
3947 cc
(240.861 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 71.1 mm
3.7 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.32
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output 60.8 bhp/litre
1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 373 Nm (275 ft·lb) (38 kgm)
Specific torque 94.5 Nm/litre
1.14 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1187.5 kPa (172.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 493.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 238 km/h (148 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 248.3 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
182.62 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
244.9 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.48 kg/kW
9.15 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID13937
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1991 TVR Griffith 3.9 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.