1965 TVR Griffith V8

This automobile has a 2 door coupé type body with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The 4.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that develops 195 bhp (198 PS/145 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 382 N·m (282 lb·ft/39 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission. Having a claimed kerb weight of 864 kg, the TVR Griffith V8 can dispense with the 0-60 mph benchmark sprint in 6.9 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 15.3 seconds. Its maximum speed quoted is 225 km/h or 140 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
How heavy?
864 kg
What size engine?
4.7 litre, 4727 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
198 PS / 195 bhp / 145 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
382 Nm / 282 ft.lb / 39 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.9 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 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 864 kg 1905 lb
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 198 PS (195 bhp) (145 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 41.3 bhp/litre
0.68 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 382 Nm (282 ft·lb) (39 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque 80.81 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.1:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1015.5 kPa (147.3 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) 4.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 20.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.3 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 228.83 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
168.3 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
225.69 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.94 kg/kW
9.92 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
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 Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID55605
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.