Lo sapevate che il 1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint was the first mass produced vehicle to have a Multi-Valve” testa del cilindro. In primo luogo introdotto in 1971 la Triumph Dolomite è stato un sostituto moderno per la linea invecchiamento Toledo di automobili. The Dolomite was praised by the motoring press of the day for it’s crisp handling and up to date interiors. One problem it did have was lack of power. Only putting out a tractor like 91 CV. The other problem was the Triumph was heavily involved in racing and the BMW 2002 was kicking its can on the race track.
To solve the power problem a team of Triumph engineers led by Spen King developed a 16 valve cylinder head susing a single camshaft. With the extra breathing and increased RPM’s power was boosted up to 135 in factory trim. The Dolomite Sprint was able to “sprint” from 0-60 in 8.5 secondo. Top speed was 119 MPH. Very good performance from a 2.0 liter engine. You could get Special Tune parts from the factory to boost your Dolomite Sprint up to 175 CV. Triumph sold the Dolomite Spring from 1973-1980 con 22,941 finding happy owners.
See a Triumph Dolomite Sprint in action..