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PANTHER RIO

4-door 4-seater saloon.

Complete square-cut reskin of Triumph Dolomite, with re-trimmed interior but unchanged mechanical equipment. Performance as Dolomites - which meant 115mph for 16-valve Sprint model - as were roadholding and accommodation. But £8996 for Especiale (with Dolomite Sprint mechanicals), not even the Rolls-Royce like radiator shell made it good value, for a standard Sprint cost only £2937. A complete marketing failure.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1854cc/1998cc (S4 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1975 to 1977  
Number produced:
38