Technical Info and FAQs - TVR Griffith
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The Griffith was first shown at the 1990 Motor Show at NEC. It was said at the time that an order was taken every 8 minutes. The Griffith was the First of the Big League TVR's
The cars were originally offered with a choice of 4.0 litre (240bhp), and 4.3 litre (280bhp), with an option for Big Valve (BV) conversions for the 4.3 and a 4.5 variation. In 1993 the Griffith 500 with a 5.0 litre engine was announced, producing 340 bhp 350llb/ft. This had upgraded brakes/suspension and also with catalytic convertors. In 1994 the original Rover LT77 gearbox was replaced by the Getrag T5 gearbox
In 1994 the original Rover LT77 gearbox was replaced by the Getrag T5 gearbox. In 1997 the 5.0 engine was de-tuned to 320 bhp to aid better Idling and driving at lower speeds. In 2001 there were 100 Special Edition (SE) version built to mark the end of production. They had a hybrid Interior using the Chimaera dashboard. The rear lights and door mirrors are and some also came with 16 inch wheels. Each car came with a numbered plaque in the glove box including the build number and a Special Edition badge on the rear.
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