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Triumph TR8

Overview

This was the car the TR7 should have been – it was designed to accept the Rover V8 engine from the outset. Sadly it arrived too late, was in production for less than two years and nearly all were left-hand drive examples for the US market. A handful of UK cars escaped into the wild – many more have since been created on a DIY basis (you can buy a kit from Rimmer Bros). Some price guides carry an entry for these conversions. There are few other differences apart from bigger brakes, radiator and modified crossmember. They might not be original, but are probably the best bet for UK buyers.

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Production

Span: 1979-1981
Quantity: 2722

Price

Cost when new:

Market Value Guide

TSSC Insurance Panel Car Values are found in the downloads section on the home page

Performance

Acceleration: 8.4secs
Top speed: 120mph
Power: 137bhp
Torque: 168lb/ft
MPG: 18mpg

Engine

Configuration: V8
Aspiration: normal
Fuel: petrol
Fuel delivery: mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

Front suspension: Independent, MacPherson strut, lower wishbone, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension: Live axle, trailing arms, semi-trailing arms, coil spring, anti-roll bar
Drivetrain: front-engine RWD
Steering: rack and pinion
Bodyframe: metal monocoque
Transmission: Five-speed manual

Dimensions

Length: 4067mm
Wheelbase: 2160mm
Width: 1681mm
Height: 1267mm
Kerb weight: 1163kgs

Downloads

Triumph TR
Buyers Guide
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