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Triumph Spitfire specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 706 kg (1556 lbs)
Introduced 1963
Origin country United Kingdom
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Performance

0 - 100 kph15.5 s
1/4 mile20.8 s
Top speed145 kph (90 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type 4-Cylinder
Power 64 ps (63 bhp / 47 kw)
Torque 91 Nm (67 lb-ft)
Power / weight 90 ps (89 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 129 Nm (95 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4-Speed Manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Apathy  11y ago

@ Wooody: I think cars from everywhere made during the 70's/80's are very prone to rust.


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w0o0dy  11y ago

@Askook: handling should be ok for a 70's car. But reliability is not good (at best). Great fun if you enjoy working on cars and relatively simple from an enginieering point of view. They always leak through the roof so it must be kept indoor/under plastic and UK cars from the 70/80 are pretty vulnerable to rust. Choose wisely (i'd prefer a Fiat 124 spider)


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Askook  11y ago

Anyone have any experience with these cars? A bunch of these have started popping up for sale in my area (mostly early to mid 70's) and I've been seriously thinking of getting one. Obviously I ain't looking for straight line speed, but I'm wondering more about their handling, reliability, etc.


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Inline 6 rules  12y ago

Displacement is 1.147 liters.
Reference:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Spitfire


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Georg  13y ago

I guess 20.8 is the 1/4mile time and someone put it into the wrong field.. would not be the first time


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Anonymous  13y ago

There's something wrong here no doubt:

0-62mph in 15.5 and 0-100-0 in 20.8?

So you're telling me this car -that struggles for 15.5s to get to 62- can go from 62-100-0 in 5.3s?

I don't think so.


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Anonymous  14y ago

15.5 to 100? My moped would have blown this away!


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Anonymous  14y ago

4 speed manual with overdrive..... Oh yeah