PHOTOGRAPH I took this photograph at a Edenbridge classic car event September 2019. HISTORY The Triumph Vitesse 6 was originally launched in 1962 as the sports version of the Triumph Herald utilising many of its body panels but having a 1596cc six cylinder engine derived from the Standard Six and slanted double headlights. It had a four speed gearbox but with an overdrive option for gears 3 & 4 and was available as a saloon or convertible. In 1966 it was relaunched with a larger engine 1996cc, rebadged as Vitesse 2 litre rather than Vitesse 6 and boasted of a top speed of 104mph with a 0-60mph of 12.1 seconds; unfortunately the extra power showed up the deficiencies in the rear suspension which were corrected in the Mk2 launched in 1968. The Vitesse continued onto 1971 when it was replaced by the Triumph Dolomite.
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