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TVR Griffith 500

Year 1993 - 2001
Engine 4988 cc 8 cylinder
Transmission 5 manual
Max speed

167 mph

0-60 mph 4.6 seconds
Horsepower 320 bhp @ 5500 rpm
weight 1060 kgs

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.

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