Triumph TR8

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1981 Triumph TR8 (North America)

The Triumph TR8 is an aicht-cylinder version o the "wedge-shaped" Triumph TR7 sports caur, designed bi Harris Mann, an manufactured bi British Leyland (BL), through its Jaguar/Rover/Triumph (JRT) division. Because o its ootstandin performance, the TR8 wis aften dubbed the "Inglish Corvette". The majority o TR8s wur selt in the Unitit States an Canadae.

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A more pouerful V8-ingined version o the TR7 wis planned in the early stages o the TR7's development, a prototype being produced in 1972. However, British Leyland's financial state an labour problems delayed the project. Bi 1978 some 145 prototype caurs wur built wi V8 ingines (an usually automatic transmissions). These "anonymous" TR8s (nae identifying badges, an aw coupes) wur evaluatit for British Leyland bi various dealers an then selt off as uised caurs.