1980 Triumph TR7 V8.

Jun 11, 2024,16:19 PM

3,5 liter, 221 HP. A funny " Kart ". 

Ready for some track sessions!



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Don't remember a V8...

 By: mdg : June 11th, 2024-16:31
...but I remember when this was a pretty radical design.


 By: amanico : June 11th, 2024-16:43

Bad boy, bad boy... ;)

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2024-16:43

Different times!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 11th, 2024-22:22

Were the 221hp factory spec?

 By: KMII : June 12th, 2024-03:23
Or came about with a little help of a tuner? 🤷🏻‍♂️

Online I only find 147,5hp 🧐

 By: KMII : June 12th, 2024-06:37
Maybe the rally version had 221? 🤷🏻‍♂️

I will check that;

 By: amanico : June 12th, 2024-07:12

Remember these cars well

 By: marcobermann : June 12th, 2024-07:04
As an old school friend was working at Saatchi and Saatchi at the time and was the one responsible for the infamous "97 million miles of head room" ad and that really was an amazing ad campaign. Shame the cars were so poorly made and unreliable. Marc

Triumph made nice cars, back in the early 80's I had a 1600 Spitfire, british racing green/beige check fabric seats, with overdrive and both hard top/soft top.. I love it!

 By: Cocolex : June 12th, 2024-12:13
My dream was a TR6 back in those days, but I couldn't afford one, so I went on buying a 1976 spitfire. Good memories.

Actually, in 7 years of ownership, very little went wrong with that car, except for one very annoying thing....

 By: Cocolex : June 13th, 2024-01:47
You have to put this back into the context of the early 80's, no internet, that means no online forums, no access to instant info unlike today... It was a great little convertible, especially on small british countryside roads, but everytime I would hit t...