Vitesse 6, Sports 6, Vitesse Mk1, Vitesse Mk2
Vitesse 6 1,6 1596ccm, 6 cylinder, 1962-1971, 70-80 hp
Sports 6 1,6 1962-1964, USA Version
Mk1 2,0 1998ccm, 6 cylinder, 1966 95 hp
Mk2 2,0 1968-1971 104 hp
The Vitesse was designed as a 2 door 4 seater, more luxurious and sportier than the Herald, first with a 6 cylinder, capacity reduced , wellknown Vanguard engine, later enlargened again in the Mk2.
He had a quite good performance with the advantage carrying 2 additional persons, which wasn't possible with the two seater roadsters TR or the Spitfire. Because its consumption was moderate-especially the Vitess 6, a growing fan community was the result., the more as provided with overdrive.
Only the STAG offered the same feature again - 4 seats and open touring.
Even today, particularly the Mk2 is very popular, because of the good spares situation and the simple maintainance.
The lower left picture shows why.