TRIUMPH TR6 ROAD TEST PORTFOLIO

TRIUMPH TR6 ROAD TEST PORTFOLIO

 

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Código:
21757
Idioma:
INGLES
Editorial:
BROOKLANDS BOOKS LTD
Nº edición:
1
Materia
Marcas en varios idiomas
ISBN:
978-1-85520-926-8
Páginas:
160
Encuadernación:
PORTADA EN RUSTICA
Medidas:
280 mm x 210 mm
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The TR6 is often referred to as the last of the hairy-chested sports cars and as the last real TR. Whether or not you believe that the very different TR7 and TR8 merited inclusion in the TR family story, it is undeniable that the traditionally British powerful open sports car became a thing of the past when the last TR6 was made in July 1976. Other manufacturers made powerful open cars, but somehow, they were just too refined to offer the same excitement.
Even the TR6 suffered in its final days. Launched in 1969 with the 150bhp fuel-injected TR5 engine, it was given a softer tune early in 1973 when a new camshaft profile was introduced to counter problems with lumpy running in traffic. The 124bhp then claimed for it suggested the power loss had been greater than it actually was, because the power output had in fact been recalibrated according to the stiffer DIN standards. Nevertheless, the car undoubtedly had sacrificed some of its original performance for the sake of greater refinement.

In the USA, traditionally Triumph's best market for its TR range, the problem was even more acute. The Federal TR6 was launched into a motoring world preoccupied with attempts to meet the new exhaust emission standards, and Triumph's engineers were unable to make the fuel-injected engine meet those standards. As a result, they had to fit a twin-carburettor engine with only 104bhp into Federal TR6s and, although lower gearing and a certain amount of weight-saving helped to keep acceleration acceptable, the cars were no faster than their TR4 ancestors of five years earlier.

It was a pity that the TR6 had to end like this, for it was a fine car. Its styling - with Karmann-redesigned nose and tail sections on the shell Michelotti had drawn up for the TR4 - was arguably the most successful of all the TR range. And in original 150bhp form, the TR6 was certainly the fastest of the traditional TRs. Production figures show that it was also by far the most successful TR before the TR7. Fortunately for today's enthusiasts, a good proportion of the nearly 95,000 built are still around to be enjoyed. Included are road, comparison and used car tests, new model introductions & updates plus full specifications & performance data. Also featured are articles on racing and restoration. Advice is offered on acquiring a good pre-owned Triumph TR6.

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