TVR Griffith 500

The TVR Griffith 500 is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies its power through the rear wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 320 bhp (324 PS/239 kW) at 5500 rpm and 434 N·m (320 lb·ft/44.3 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. The stated kerb weight is 1060 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 269 km/h or 167 mph.

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TVR Griffith 500 -
TVR Griffith 500
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Key facts

TVR Griffith 500 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3892 mm
How heavy?
1060 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4997 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
324 PS / 320 bhp / 239 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
434 Nm / 320 ft.lb / 44.3 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.1 s
How fast?
269 km/h, 167 mph

TVR Griffith models

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4280 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW 1040 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 3947 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 980 kg

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TVR Griffith 500 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1470 mm 57.9 inches
Length 3892 mm 153.2 inches
Width 1943 mm 76.5 inches
Height 1205 mm 47.4 inches
Ground clearance 146 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1060 kg 2337 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 57 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer TVR
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5 litre
4997 cc
(304.936 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 90 mm
3.7 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 324 PS (320 bhp) (239 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 64 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 434 Nm (320 ft·lb) (44.3 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 86.85 Nm/litre
1.05 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1091.4 kPa (158.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 624.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 10.50 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 269 km/h (167 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 306.08 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
225.12 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
301.89 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.13 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.44 kg/kW
7.42 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.500
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 VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.8
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID30481
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
TVR Griffith 500 added 2000-01-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.