Triumph Fury

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Triumph Fury
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Overview
Manufacturer Standard-Triumph, Leyland Motors
Production1964
Designer Giovanni Michelotti
Body and chassis
Body style Two-door convertible
Layout FR layout
Related Triumph 2000, Triumph Vitesse, Triumph Spitfire, Triumph GT6
Powertrain
Engine 1998cc OHV I6
Transmission 4-speed manual

The Triumph Fury was a two-door convertible prototype by the Standard-Triumph Company of Coventry. It was the first monocoque sports car to be made by Triumph. [1] Body design was by the Italian stylist Giovanni Michelotti and the car used components from the 2000 saloon including the 2.0L 6-cylinder engine of the time, although the use of the 2.5L 6-cylinder or the 3.0L Triumph V8 was possibly intended, had the car gone into production. [2] The car lost out to the continuation of the separate-chassis TR series, with the Triumph TR5 being introduced in August 1967. The decision by Triumph to not develop the car was due in part to the reluctance to invest in new production line and tooling facilities required to manufacture the model, in favour of continuing with the simpler manufacturing of the separate body and chassis design of the TR series. [2]

The prototype still exists and is owned by a classic car rental business. [3]

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References

  1. Triumph Cars The Complete 75-Year History Langworth & Robson (1979)
  2. 1 2 "Triumph Fury: the prototype sports car inspired by the Jaguar E-type". AROnline. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  3. "Triumph Fury". JHW Classics website. Retrieved 7 December 2016.

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