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Triumph TR8

British Leyland revived model MG8, setting the V-shaped eight-cylinder engine, in the same way and improved model Triumph TR7. Model TR7 appeared in 1975, but the engine volume of 2 liters gave only 69 of the inland transport Committee. In the us market, for which the intended model TR8, car needed more power. To satisfy the requirements of the buyers, British Leyland took a V-shaped eight-cylinder engine Rover of aluminium, which weighed as much as a four-cylinder engine TR7. 8 the new model was used MacPherson front suspension and the four-link rear, which improved the management compared with the model TR6. The springs were a little myagkovaty and gave rather the quality of the promenade drive tourist vehicle, than the feel of a sports car, but there was no doubt in his running qualities, because the V-shaped eight-cylinder engine allowed the model to 12 seconds faster accelerated up to 160 km/h, the 2-liter. Because of strikes a British Leyland and delays in production model was late for two years, and thus has not produced the expected impressions.

Maximum speed:

192 km/h

0-95 km/h:

the 8.4 seconds.

engine Type:

V-shaped 8-cylinder

the working volume of the engine:

3528 cm3


mechanical 5-speed

the Maximum power:

1 10 kW at 5100 rpm

the Maximum torque:

243 Nm at 3250 rpm


1190 kg


a 7.1 km/l

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