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Iso Grifo IR8 (Mk II) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1590 kg (3505 lbs)
Dimensions 4.60 m (181 in) long, 1.77 m (70 in) wide, 1.23 m (48 in) high
Wheelbase 2.50 m (98 in)
Introduced 1972
Origin country Italy
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General performance

Top speed260 kph (162 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Ford Cleveland 351 90° V8, OHV, 16v
Displacement 5.8 l (351 ci / 5752 cc)
Power 330 ps (325 bhp / 242 kw) @ 5800 rpm
Torque 475 Nm (350 lb-ft) @ 3800 rpm
Power / liter 57 ps (57 hp)
Power / weight 207 ps (204 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 299 Nm (220 lb-ft) / t
Transmission ZF 5 speed mmanual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Shaggy  10y ago

@ Fangio Man: You're right, the front profile reminds me of a C2 and C3 Corvette Stingray, and if you'll notice, the hood looks like the stinger hood Chevrolet used to put on a lot of their big block muscle cars, but that's a Ford engine under it.

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Fangio Man  10y ago

You can see it is italian, but you can not deny its american gene.

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Shaggy  11y ago

@ Mental: I think I know why, GM got rid of their 327 C.I. Chevrolet V8 in 1969 and their 427 C.I. engine in 1970. The 327 had no replacement, the 427 was stroked to 454 Cubic inches. Iso still should have gone with Chevrolet engines, There were still the 302, 350, 396, 400, 402, and 454, all very powerful.

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Mental  11y ago

This model was a fail. Why did they change GM 327/427 engines to heavy, less powerful Ford Cleveland? This was the last model produced by Iso before they went bankruptcy.

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