Triumph Vitesse 6 1962-66
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Triumph Vitesse 6 1596cc 1962-66 Specifications
6 Cylinder in line
Bore: 66.75mm
Stroke: 76mm
Displacement: 1,596cc
Compression ratio: 8.7 to 1
Carburettors: 2 x Solex B32 P1H (Twin Strombergs 1964 onwards)
Power output: 70bhp at 5,000rpm

Maximum speed: 90mph
Acceleration 0-60mph: 17.5secs
Overall fuel consumption: 28.7mpg

Steel body & panels bolted onto steel backbone frame

Clutch: 8in Borg & Beck
Gearbox: 4-speed, synchromesh on
top 3 gearsRatios: Top 4.11, 3rd 5.16, 2nd 7.31, 1st & reverse 12.06
Overdrive : Optional: Laycock on 3rd and 4th gears Column change
Hydraulic, Front: 9in disc
Rear: 8in x 1.25in drums

Rack and pinion
3.75 turns lock to lock
Turning circle: 24ft

Front: Independent coil and wishbone anti-roll bar, rear: independent with transverse leaf spring
Telescopic dampers F&R

Wheels & Tyres
Bolt-on 13in 4.5J
pressed steel disc
tyres: 560 x 13

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 8.5in
Track - front: 4ft
Track - rear: 4ft
Overall length: 12ft 9in
Overall width: 5ft
Overall height: 4ft 4in
Dry weight: 15.75cwt

Fuel Tank: 8.75gals
Engine: 8 pints
Cooling: 8.5 pints

Vitesse Production 1962-71
1962-1966 Saloons: 22,814
1962-1966 Convertibles: 8,447
1966-1968 Convertibles: 3,502
1966-1968 Saloons: 7,328
1968-1971 Saloons: 5,649
1968-1971 Convertibles: 3,472