The Argyll GT is a supercar manufactured by the Scottish car manufacturer Argyll between 1984 and 1990.
Argyll originally made cars from 1899 until 1932 before production ceased. The name was re-used in 1976 by a new company who made a mid-engined sports car, the Argyll GT in Lochgilphead, Scotland.
The new manufacturing company was founded by ex-Mini racer and turbocharger expert Bob Henderson. The new car was named after the original Argyll of 1898, in honour of a grandfather of one of the investors who worked in the Argyll factory at Alexandria.
The only model was the mid-engined Argyll GT (or "Turbo GT"), which was based on a sturdy box section chassis with space frame clothed in a fibreglass bodyshell made next door to the old Arrol-Johnston factory in Dumfries by Solway Marine.
The 1976 prototype car featured a turbocharged Rover V8 engine. A version with a turbocharged Saab engine was also mooted, but none were built. The suspension came from the Triumph 2500 and the gearbox was a ZF 5-speed unit. By undoing 10 bolts, the entire rear end, suspension, gearbox and engine came away.
Production versions of the car, which made their debut in 1983, had a standard turbocharged version of the Douvrin Euro V6 as used by Renault, Peugeot and others, together with a Renault 30 transaxle. A turbocharged V8 in capacities from 3.5 to 4.2 litres, together with the ZF transmission, was an option, but none were ever built.
Other cars used the Lancia Beta engine and transmission, while a small number featured a Buick V6 which had started out as a stillborn Indycar engine. A top speed of 160 mph (260 km/h) with the turbo V8 was claimed. Production capacity was stated to be twelve cars a year though Bob Henderson has never stated how many vehicles were actually built. With a quoted price of £25-30,000 at launch (comparable with the contemporary Ferrari 308 GTB), however, numbers were likely to be low.