Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Forgotten cars - Technical Exponents TX Tripper

Don't say you remember this car! It's a Technical Exponent TX Tripper. Here's some background: Convertible, 4 seater, 635 kg, engines sourced from Ford and Triumph, for example with 129 HP from 1998 ccm, 3,7 m long, 1,45 m wide, 4-gear-transmission with overdrive, max speed 200 km/h, said to be in 6.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. The factory said it would consume 7.8 to 10.8 liter of gasoline per 100 km. The name was certainly not suited for the German speaking market, as "Tripper" is a bad illness you don't want to be connected with. Also design wise it wasn't probably a beauty and so this British product disappeared at some point of time. But good to know that these cars existed should I once spot one.

1 comment:

Paul Baker said...

I used to own the prototype Tripper as a student and the car looked a lot better without the hood up (which leaked, a lot, anyway!). Mine had the Spitfire 1300cc engine, so not as quick as those numbers, but still lively and with excellent roadholding/handling from a Triumph GT6 Mk3 chassis (so with the lower wishbones on the rear suspension).