2000 TVR Griffith 500


2000 TVR Griffith 500

2000 TVR Griffith 500

The last one hundred TVR Griffiths are being built to a new specification. The new version features a new-look front and rear as well as new mirrors. The interior has been updated and brought into line with the other models with dials, switchgear and vents being of the latest generation aluminium type. At the time of writing, only twenty of the last one hundred remain to be built.

The rest of the formula has not changed and the blend of classical beauty and race-car performance which so wowed the crowds in 1990 has as much impact now as ever. The 5 litre TVR Power V8 rockets the car from 0-60 in only 4.1 seconds ,endowing it with explosive overtaking ability.

In order to harness that sort of power, the Griffith 500 features a race-bred chassis, all round ventilated disc brakes and a limited slip differential. Enjoying a nimbleness that can only come with a car of the compact dimensions of the Griffith 500, the front-engined rear drive layout gives superb handling and roadholding.

The clever stowable hard-top roof design means that one has all the advantages of a soft top without the disadvantages and the advent of TVR’s own power steering system and lighter clutch design now mean that the Griffith is a car that can be used every day.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine V8
displacement 4988 cc / 304.4 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 90 mm / 3.54 in
compression 10.0:1
power 238.6 kw / 320.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 64.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 433.86 nm / 320.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
redline 6000
front tires 205/55ZR-15
rear tires 245/45ZR-16
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size x 260 mm / x 10.2 in
r brake size x 273 mm / x 10.7 in
front wheels F 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 19.0 cm / 16.0 x 7.5 in
curb weight 1060 kg / 2337 lbs
wheelbase 2286 mm / 90.0 in
front track 1460 mm / 57.5 in
rear track 1470 mm / 57.9 in
length 3892 mm / 153.2 in
width 1943 mm / 76.5 in
height 1205 mm / 47.4 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.95:1, 1.95:1, 1.34:1, 1.00:1, 0.80:1, :1
top speed ~268.8 kph / 167.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.1 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~10.5 seconds