Triumph TR2

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Triumph TR2

The Triumph TR2 (TRiumph 2 litre sports) wis built atween 1953 an 1955 bi the Standard Motor Company in the Unitit Kinrick, during which time 8,636[1] caurs wur produced. The DVLA revealed in 2002 that anerlie 517 examples o this caur remain on UK roads.[2]

The caur uised a twin SU carburetor version o the 1991 cc fower cylinder Standard Vanguard ingine tuned tae increase its ootput tae 90 bhp (67 kW).

The body wis mountit on a substantial separate chassis wi coil-sprung independent suspension at the front an a leaf spring live axle at the rear. Either wire or disc wheels coud be supplied. The standard transmission wis a fower speed manual unit but overdrive wis available on top gear as an option. Lockheed drum brakes wur fittit all roond.

Performance data[eedit | eedit soorce]

A caur wi overdrive testit bi The Motor magazine in 1954 haed a top speed o 107.3 mph (172.7 km/h) an coud accelerate frae 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 12.0 seconds. A fuel consumption o 34.5 miles per imperial gallon (8.19 L/100 km; 28.7 mpg-US) wis recordit. The test caur cost £900 including taxes. The overdrive option haed added £56 tae the total.

They also commentit that it wis the lawest price Breetish caur tae be able tae exceed 100 mph (160 km/h).[3]

Speed Time Time (overdrive version)[3]
0 - 30 mph (48 km/h) 3.6 s 4.0 s
0 - 50 mph (80 km/h) 8.2 s 8.2 s
0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) 11.9 s 12.0 s
0 - 90 mph (140 km/h) 31.5 s 30.4 s

Awners[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Original Triumph TR, Bill Piggott, ISBN 1-870979-24-9
  2. www.tr-register.co.uk
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Triumph Sports 2-seater". The Motor. April 7 1954.