@ 5500 rpm
The TVR Griffith 500 was introduced in 1993. The Griffith 500
was an evolution of the TVR Griffith model which was originally
introduced 3 years earlier at the 1990 Birmingham Motor Show.
In its time the Griffith and Griffith 500 proved to be one of
TVR's most popular models.
The TVR Griffith 500, like most TVR's was a brutish, characterful
but not very refined beast. Treat it with respect and care -
and keep to the service intervals - and it's a rewarding drive.
Thrash it hard, ignore the fluid levels, drive it in the wet,
it'll be a nightmare.
The steering was particularly twitchy, just 1.9 turns lock to
lock. The 5-speed gearbox is weighty but slots in with a satisfying
feel. The interior styling was a curious blend of organic rounded
shapes, classic wood trim and modern dials.
The TVR Griffith 500 was powered by a front-mounted 5.0 litre
V8 developing 345 bhp. This gave the Griffith 500 a 0-60 time
of just over 4 seconds. The engine was basic but made a glorious
sound. A true V8 rumble which sounded more like an American
muscle car than a European sports car.
It was a crude but lovable hunk of old-school engineering.
Similar and related vehicles:
TVR Tuscan 2 S
TVR Cerbera Speed Twelve
TVR Chimaera 5.0
TVR Cerbera Speed Six
TVR Cerbera 4.5