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Triumph Spitfire 1500 '74
Triumph Spitfire 1500 '74
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Triumph
Displacement 1493 cc
Drivetrain FR
Aspiration NA
Engine 1.5-liter OHV inline-4 + Type HS4 carburetors
Max Power 72 PS
Performance Points 319 PP
Max Torque 11.40 kgf.m
Top Speed 99 miles per hour (159 km/h)
Length 3780 mm
Width 1488 mm
Height 1162 mm
Weight 809 kilograms (1,780 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 11.24 kg (24.8 lb) per horsepower

The Triumph Spitfire 1500 '74 is a Road car produced by Triumph. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

Colors

Ten colors are available for this car:

  • British Racing Green
  • Java
  • French Blue
  • Delft
  • Maple
  • Pimento
  • Carmine
  • Topaz
  • Mimosa
  • White

In-game description

"The final long-selling evolution model with the 1.5 L engine."


The Triumph Spitfire is a small, open-top two-seater sports car manufactured using the components of the Triumph Herald, a compact sedan.

The debut of the original model was in 1962. At first, it was equipped with an 1,147 cc, water-cooled OHV inline-4 engine. However, with the influence of pollution control standards that were becoming more strict in the United States, the engine was enlarged several times.

And in 1970, the final version of the Spitfire (which had evolved to a Mk. IV already by that time) was the Spitfire 1500. The new engine was a 1,493 cc inline-4 with a maximum power output of 71 BHP. By virtue of this engine, the maximum speed of the Spitfire was increased by 19 mph.

The sad part was that the engine was the only refurbished part of this car. The steel X-member separate frame, front double wishbone, and rear leaf spring swing axles were exactly the same as it was at the time of its debut.

With its clearly obsolete chassis, many thought that the Spitfire was on its last legs. Once the 70s came around, the world of sports cars saw the rapid maturation of closed body, high performance GT cars with comfortable interiors, and this also served to reinforce these expectations.

However, the Spitfire 1500 somehow survived for ten more years. 95,829 units of the Spitfire 1500 were produced between 1970 and 1980, and sports car enthusiasts learned from the Spitfire that the life of attractive lightweight sports cars do not come to an end so easily.

Acquisition

GT4

This car can be bought at the Triumph dealership for 17,200 Credits. A special maroon variant of the car (with cream white top) can be acquired upon winning the Spitfire Cup at said dealership.

GTPSP

This car can be purchased for 17,200 Credits.

GT5

As a Standard car, the Triumph Spitfire 1500 '74 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 13,127 Credits. Alternatively, it can be acquired by winning the British Lightweights event in A-Spec. It is a Level 0 car.

GT6

This car can be purchased for 17,200 Credits. It is a simplified car.

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