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The Herald sired a complete family of cars to include the Spitfire and GT6 but closely based on its layout was its big-engined brother the Vitesse. Marketed in the USA as the Sports 6, the Vitesse started life as a six-cylinder 1596cc in 1962, and progressed in 1966 to a 2 litre. Compared to the 1600, the 2 litre had a 1998cc / 95bhp six-cylinder engine to which a new all-synchromesh four-speed gearbox and more robust rear axle were mounted. The 2 litre Mk2 Vitesse arrived in late 1968, sharing all its improvements with the GT6 Mk2, which was launched on the same day.