1965 TVR Griffith V8

The TVR Griffith V8 is a 2 door coupé-bodied motor vehicle with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.7 litre, overhead valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 271 bhp (275 PS/202 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 426 N·m (314 lb·ft/43.4 kgm) at 3400 rpm. The TVR Griffith V8 is claimed to achieve a top speed of 262 km/h (163 mph).

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1965 TVR Griffith V8 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3556 mm
What size engine?
4.7 litre, 4727 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
275 PS / 271 bhp / 202 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
426 Nm / 314 ft.lb / 43.4 kgm @ 3400 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.2 s
How fast?
262 km/h, 163 mph

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1965 TVR Griffith V8 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2172 mm 85.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1334 mm 52.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1359 mm 53.5 inches
Length 3556 mm 140 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Height 1257 mm 49.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4.7 litre
4727 cc
(288.459 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 72.9 mm
4 × 2.87 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.39
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 275 PS (271 bhp) (202 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 57.3 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 426 Nm (314 ft·lb) (43.4 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque 90.12 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1132.5 kPa (164.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 590.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 262 km/h (163 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID14476
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1965 TVR Griffith V8 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.