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The quest for more performance inevitably led Triumph from four to six cylinder engines and as a direct result the TR5 PI was introduced in 1968. Retaining the basic seven year old body shape of the TR4, the new model was powered by a six-cylinder fuel-injected (a first for a British production car) engine of 2,498cc (152cu.in.) capacity. This six-cylinder boasted a maximum power output of 150bhp at 5,500rpm, which made the 5 easily the fastest TR yet, capable of a top speed of 117mph (188km/h) and 0-60mph (0-96km/h) in just 8.1 seconds. Basically an interim model, the newly introduced TR5 failed to catch the public's imagination and sadly there were to be a total of only 2,947 examples built before being replaced by the TR6 in the November of 1968.