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Of all the British sports car manufacturers that have come and gone over the years, few are missed as much as TVR. Fortunately a revival is under way, and with some top talent on board, it looks like this time it'll be here to stay.

To design the first new TVR since the Sagaris and Typhoon launched in 2004, the company's leadership has recruited Gordon Murray and his design studio. The South African designer engineered some of the most successful Formula One cars ever to hit the grid, before hitting the road with the legendary McLaren F1. He also designed the LCC Rocket and has been working on his own city car project.

Gordon Murray Design will also be lending its iStream production method to the new project, which will be cloaked in composite bodywork. However, Murray isn't the only big name pressed into service of the new TVR, as the company has also signed Cosworth to develop the powertrain. And while technical details will only be released later this year, TVR promises its new products will be positioned competitively in the footsteps of its previous lineup, and with similar orientation. So look for a naturally aspirated, dry-sump V8 up front driving the rear wheels through a conventional manual transmission.

The first of the new TVRs are set to reach production in 2017, with three additional models to follow over the next ten years. The larger question on our minds, of course, is whether any of these new models will ever find their way across the Atlantic.

"Production will initially consist 100 percent of RHD [right-hand drive] vehicles for the UK market," a company spokesman said in correspondence with Autoblog. "However, the plan provides for development of a LHD [left-hand drive] variant for export markets, and the architecture of the car has been designed to facilitate this (as well as some foreign market crash test considerations). It's worth noting too that TVR recognizes North America as an important overseas market for the cars and that it will explore all future possibilities to sell TVRs there in the future." TVR to return to production with stunning new car designed in collaboration with Gordon Murray Design

- Revered British sports car brand, TVR, is roaring back to production with an incredible all-new Cosworth powered sports car, engineered in collaboration with F1 and road car design legend, Gordon Murray
- TVR has developed a product and launch programme that will see at least four new models brought to market over the next ten years
- Positioning and pricing set to be consistent with TVR's past market positioning and highly competitive within its segment

3rd June 2015: The iconic British car brand, TVR, has today announced that it will return to the market with an all-new British designed and built sports car. The company, which boasts an outstanding new management team, has developed the new car in collaboration with Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth, each providing much of the core design and engineering capability for the all-new TVR. This incredible project is already well advanced with over a year of development completed so far.

TVR will issue more specification details and early images later in 2015, but the car will continue the tradition of a classic British two-seat sports car with a composite ground effect aero chassis and body package using Gordon Murray Design's innovative iStream® technology. Enthusiasts will also be delighted to know that the car will feature the traditional TVR DNA of a front engine with rear wheel drive and a manual transmission, powered by a normally aspirated, dry-sumped, V8 engine, developed and engineered by Cosworth.

Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said: "We know that a new TVR has to be better than just good – it has to be outstanding. From the outset we only wanted to work with the best partners in the business, and both Gordon Murray's and Cosworth's track records within motor sport and high performance car design and engineering speaks for themselves. Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth are the perfect partners for TVR and together, we will deliver a truly exceptional new car."

Production of the car will begin in 2017, and will be offered to the market at a competitive price point within its segment and consistent with TVR's positioning in the past. TVR has prioritised the company's position as an all-British institution, and the cars will be completely produced in new UK factory premises.

Gordon Murray, Chairman of Gordon Murray Design comments: "TVR is an iconic brand which has been an important part of British sports car manufacturing for many decades. Its return to manufacturing is an exciting development and the car deserves the best chassis and powertrain that can possibly be delivered. To that end, I am delighted that our company is involved with the project, and that TVR are using our iStream® technology."

Bruce Wood, Cosworth Technical Director, said: "We are proud to see Cosworth's industry-leading engineering at the heart of the revived TVR brand. Our team has been working closely with TVR and Gordon Murray Design to develop a powertrain solution that perfectly complements the exceptional performance characteristics of the new car. It's an exciting project and one which well suits Cosworth's engineering expertise."

Edgar continues: "We are a well-funded, well-supported organisation and boast a vastly experienced management team. We are here to stay and we have a fully evolved ten year plan for product and business development, and are committed to deliver on all the targets we have set ourselves - as we have done to date.

"Despite very deliberately maintaining a low profile since completing the acquisition of TVR two years ago, we have had an enormous amount of unsolicited interest from businesses, individuals and investors internationally. Such is the strength of the brand and the passion of its followers. It is a real privilege to be a part of the revival of a great British marque - one that will succeed through our single-minded desire to produce exceptional sports cars."
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TVR new V8 sports car sold out for 2017

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250 units already ordered

The yet unseen new sports car from TVR has already been sold out for 2017.
The revived British automaker’s first new model proves to be real sales hit as sources claim 250 examples have already been ordered by customers. John Chasey, director of the brand, announced to AutoExpress the car is entirely sold out for 2017.
“We began to take deposits in June purely because we had so much clear demand and potential customers. Here we are only a few weeks later announcing this remarkable order take.”
Chasey explains future buyers were asked to drop a deposit of 5,000 GBP. Those customers still wanting to make an order won’t see their new cars until 2018.

Earlier this year TVR confirmed they are planning to launch four new models, pursuing an annual production of 1,000 to 1,500 units.
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TVR gearing up with Cosworth-tuned Mustang engines




TVR is hard at working bringing its revival to fruition. And so is Cosworth. That the venerable racing engine constructor is at the heart of the British sports car manufacturer's rebirth, we already knew, but now we have additional details about the engines Cosworth is building for TVR.

According to Autocar, the new generation of TVR sports cars will be powered by a modified version of the Coyote modular V8 engine from the Ford Mustang. Testing of the Cosworth-tuned Ford crate engine has commenced, and is apparently already exceeding expectations. In fact Autocar reports that, while undertaking a simulated lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe on which the 24 Hours of Le Mans is held, the initial engine prototypes exceeded the capacity of Cosworth's dynamometers - or at least its initial settings. Either way, that bodes well.

The Coyote mills are being built in the same facility and by the same technicians that have made so many of Cosworth's F1 and IndyCar engines. Power outputs have yet to be revealed, but are expected to range from 450 to over 500 horsepower, depending on the specific application. TVR plans on building versions for the street, for track days, for TVR's spec racing series, and even for Le Mans.

The endurance racing version is reportedly slated to be unveiled at Le Mans in 2017 before competing in the race the following year, all using modified Mustang motivation. That strikes us as an ambitious timetable, but the prospect of a Mustang-powered, Cosworth-tuned British sports car, designed by Gordon Murray and competing at Le Mans, is enough to pique our interest and then some. So you can bet we'll be monitoring the company's progress
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TVR new V8 model previewed ahead of 2017 debut


Finally, we've got some new details about the upcoming new sports car of the revived TVR brand to share.
It’s been several months since we last heard a thing about the resurrected sports brand and now its chairman Les Edgar has released an official letter to fans and customers, revealing some major updates.
First of all, there’s a teaser image, showing the basic body shape of the future vehicle. The conception has been created “using the very latest state of the art CAD software”, while in parallel the designers have been working with “old fashioned physical seating bucks and scale clay models,” as Edgar points out.
The new TVR will benefit from the “world's first affordable high volume carbon fiber chassis structure bringing Formula One materials and technology within reach of the everyday motorist,” developed by Gordon Murray Design. This option will be available at no extra cost.
TVR once again confirmed the new model will be powered by a Cosworth V8 petrol engine with yet undisclosed power figures. Previous reports suggested it will generate between 450 and 500 horsepower, depending on the application – road car, track car, and even Le Mans machine.
Edgar also explained the engineers have already fired up the first V8 engine and tested it on the dyno and “the power and torque figures and delivery characteristics are very much on target.”
The next big update on the project is expected in early 2016 and will include more information about the factory location, final design, power and torque figures, top speed and acceleration, and more.
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TVR Plans On Full Carbon Construction



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Not long after Gordon Murray revealed his new iStream Carbon chassis structure with Yamaha’s tasty concept car, TVR announced that the full carbon package will be a no cost option on its Launch Edition cars expected later this year. And there’s more.

What has McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray been up to these days? A couple cool things, like… Read more


After I talked to Les Edgar at the last Festival of Speed at Goodwood, I stood up from the table having more questions than answers. What was certain about TVR’s upcoming model up until now is that it will use Gordon Murray’s composite chassis and a Ford 5.0-based Cosworth V8, one that could get supercharged in the future. We also have already known that not long after starting to take deposits, the 2017 production run sold out. If everything goes to the plan, 2018 will be your earliest shot at getting yourself one of the first Edgar-era TVRs.

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To keep the prices where they should be, TVR says they’ll use glass fiber composites as standard, but since Gordon Murray came up with cheap carbon fiber construction, they’ll offer an upgrade for a full carbon tub as well. This high-end material would come free with the early bird Launch Edition cars.
While we still don’t know anything about the final design, TVR says since the body is essentially non-structural, they have time to get every single detail right while the mules are already out there, eating mile after mile in an effort to make this the most reliable British sports car in history.
Since TVR doesn’t even have a factory yet, despite suggesting some loud activity around the Northampton area, Edgar promises updates very soon regarding the following pieces of the puzzle:
  • Production – factory location, ancillary benefits & timing; LE car order book closing details; order confirmations and relative queue positions
  • Body Styling – further detail of the final design/packaging
  • Performance – power and torque figures and minimum production deliverables for top speed and acceleration, and kerb weight
  • Pricing – LE car pricing confirmation
  • Options – confirmation of basic options including no-cost carbon LE
Being a Sagaris owner himself, he also claims the last TVR wouldn’t even see which way (the new one) went.

I say it better not, because the Sagaris is more than a decade old by now. But if you really need to spend a quarter of a million to get anywhere near the new model’s performance, we’re in for a treat. And at least four new TVRs in the next decade...
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TVR to open new factory in Wales in 2018


Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones has announced TVR will set up a new production facility next to the Circuit of Wales.
Construction of the new factory will commence in April and according to the local authorities it will be up and running in 2018. The facility will be located at Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, about 25 miles north of Newport where TVR has plans to put together a brand new car. The new investment will generate around 150 jobs in that area once the factory will be fully operational.
The car has not been revealed so far, but we do know it will be powered by a V8 gasoline engine from Cosworth and it will use a carbon fiber chassis structure derived from Formula 1. Although previous reports suggested the car would go on sale in 2017, it seems unlikely to happen taking into account the new factory won’t be ready until 2018. That being said, TVR already has hundreds of orders from anxious buyers, even though they still haven’t seen the car and the technical specifications are not final yet.
TVR’s announcement about setting up shop in Wales comes only a month after Aston Martin revealed plans to open a factory in St Athan, Wales. AM will invest $280 million (£200M) and create up to 1,000 jobs to have the facility up and running by 2020 when the company will start to assemble the DBX crossover.
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TVR shows off its new carbon fiber chassis

It's got the Gordon Murray touch.





TVR brought its new sportscar concept to the 2016 London Motor Show, yet insisted in keeping it under wraps. Now the reborn British specialty carmaker TVR has released an image of its new carbon fiber chassis. Designed using a process called iStream, which was conceived by McLaren F1 chief designer Gordon Murray, the chassis is said to be able to be manufactured at a significantly lower cost than usual. The rendering also shows the upcoming TVR's Cosworth-branded (and possibly Ford Coyote V8-derived) engine.

TVR says over 400 deposits for the Launch Edition version have been placed. 100 places are left on the list, and the advantage of signing up for a Launch Edition is that the buyer will get an iStream Carbon chassis for the same price as a standard car using the regular iStream chassis. After 500 orders have been placed, the rest of the interested buyers will have to join a waiting list, says TVR.



Murray showed off the iStream Carbon chassis for the first time at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show as the underpinnings for the awesome Yamaha Sports Ride concept – and the TVR version appears at first glance to be identical. The London Motor Show held in Battersea was the first major event that TVR has attended in a decade. According to the company, finer details of the vehicle were not yet finished when the car was brought to the show, so a decision was made to keep it covered – despite efforts by the British race car driver and television personality, Tiff Needell, to jokingly uncover the future TVR. The wraps will come off later this year, says TVR, at a private event reserved for the depositors; a more public unveiling will happen in 2017.
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TVR Says It Has Over 400 Orders For New Griffith




Shortly after it was revealed that TVR’s first new model could be dubbed the Griffith, Road & Track has learned that customers have been lining up for the new model.

As a matter of fact, it is reported that after TVR showed potential customers a prototype in March, it secured over 400 orders for the British-born sports car, a respectable feat given that the vehicle’s launch is behind the original schedule.

When TVR unveils the new Griffith to the world in September, it will be underpinned by a carbon fiber chassis built through Gordon Murray’s innovative iStream manufacturing process.

As with TVR models of yesteryear, the new vehicle will be lightweight, hardcore and powered by a V8 engine. That engine will be a naturally-aspirated, dry-sump unit produced by Cosworth sending power exclusively to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
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Legendarily-Crazy British Carmaker TVR Is Still Coming Back With A New Car In September







We’ve been talking about a rebirth of British sportscar legends TVR for, what, four years now? Two years ago we learned it would have a design by McLaren F1 (and nifty city car) designer Gordon Murray, and last year we learned it would be made of carbon fiber using Murray’s iStream novel carbon fiber construction system. Now, finally, it looks like we have a date for the reveal: on September 8th, at the Goodwood Revival.
We get a few details about the car from TVR’s press release:
Created in conjunction with Gordon Murray Design, the 1200 kg car promises incredible 200mph performance and 0-60mph in less than 4 seconds. With the special launch edition car being offered at under £90,000, anticipation and demand for the 400BHP per tonne, five-litre, Cosworth developed V8-powered car is already at fever-pitch.

So it’s a sub-four second 0-60 5-liter V8, and if you were wondering about the pitch-level of the anticipation and demand, TVR claims it’s at the FEVER reading on the pitchometer. The 400 brake-horsepower per “tonne” is interesting, which I suspect means that the car will weight at least one ton and have at least 400 bhp, but expect more of both.





Actually, the car is said to weigh 1200kg (2645 lbs), so if a metric ton is 1000 kg, and the car makes 400 bhp/1000 kg, then I think we can say that the new TVR should have, what, 480 bhp? Also, keep in mind that bhp numbers are usually less than hp, since bhp doesn’t factor in losses from parasitic ancillary engine parts.
One teaser picture has been released, the one up top there, and all that does is confirm that this new, reborn TVR will have wheels with tires, bodywork, and it looks like side-exiting exhausts. Not a bad start!
I’ll be interested to see what this new TVR turns out to be. I mean, Top Gear referred to the upcoming front-engine/rear drive car as “God’s own sports car” so it’s not like it has a lot to live up to or anything.
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Here's Another Teaser Shot Of The Upcoming Reborn TVR






Our pals over at Top Gear got first dibs on a teaser picture of TVR’s upcoming V8, carbon-fiber chassi’d, 0-60 in under 4 seconds sports car. I think it looks pretty good, and feels like a modern TVR.
We’ve seen a teaser shot of the car’s big-ass side-exiting exhausts already, and based on this shot, the front end appears to have an updated version of that classic ‘60s-era sports car fish-mouth look, which is something I’m quite fond of. In some ways, you could look at the front end as a sort of an update to the look of the TVR Griffith, last built in 2002.


The interview TG has with Les Edgar, the head of the consortium that bought TVR, reveals some very interesting things about the upcoming car. To people who remember old TVRs, this should be welcome news:
We’ve done massive amounts of computer modelling on this. We’ve also done accelerated salt water corrosion tests. It won’t rust.
A non-rusting TVR! What a glorious age we live in!













Also notable is this quote, which seems to suggest that the reborn TVR will attempt to get back to the old TVR character, which was less about perfection and more about the idiosyncratic and wonderful quirkiness that was once TVR:
Sports cars used to be unique, they used to have foibles. Now it’s difficult to tell them apart. TVR did that brilliantly. We are the under-dog challenging everybody, whether on the road or the race-track. The passion drives us on. It sounds trite, but it’s true. If you haven’t got that, you’ll build a competent car, but you won’t build a TVR.
I think this is great news. We don’t need another perfect supercar that does everything right. I’m very curious to see how this turns out.
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After a drawn-out development, the new TVR sports car is edging closer to its debut at the Goodwood Revival and is set to arrive with a class-leading power-to-weight ratio.

Autocar has received word that the TVR will tip the scales at just 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs) and be powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine from Cosworth. This will result in a power-to-weight ratio of 400 hp per tonne, meaning the V8 will deliver approximately 480 hp.

In the current world of high-performance sports cars, a figure below 500 hp may not sound like enough. However, the low weight of the TVR will mean its power-to-weight ratio easily eclipses rivals like the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Aston Martin Vantage GT8, Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and Jaguar F-Type SVR.

All of this grunt will allow the car to hit 60 mph in less than four seconds and reach a 200 mph (321 km/h) top speed.

Discussing the car, John Chasey from TVR Manufacturing said “We have been ambitious and rigorous in establishing performance benchmarks for our new car.

“Our intentions for power-to-weight, size, practicality and quality standards were set high from the very start. We know that the new TVR must be able to compete at the very highest levels, and I’m delighted to say that the car has met or exceeded all of our own, very exacting requirements, hands down,” he said.
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New TVR V8 sports car to use manual gearbox

The claimed power-to-weight ratio of 400bhp per tonne beats rivals including the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Jaguar F-Type SVR



TVR's new sports car, to be revealed at this year’s Goodwood Revival, will mate its Cosworth-fettled 5.0-litre V8 engine to a manual gearbox - as shown by a new picture of its lever (below).
Weighing in at 1200kg, the model will have a power-to-weight ratio of 400bhp per tonne - the highest of any vehicle in its class, according to the company.
That figure beats rivals including the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the limited-production Aston Martin Vantage GT8, which offer 364bhp and 293bhp per tonne respectively. The Jaguar F-Type SVR coupé and Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale provide a respective 339bhp and 257bhp per tonne.

Headline figures for the model, which will cost less than £90,000 for the full-house TVR Launch Edition, include a 200mph top speed and a sub-4.0sec 0-60mph time.
TVR claims the car will also be the most compact in its class, measuring 4300mm long (199mm less than a Porsche 911) and 1271mm tall (43mm less than a Jaguar F-Type). Despite these dimensions, the interior “offers levels of comfort and practicality that clearly reflect the manufacturer’s intention that this will be a suitable car for everyday use”, the firm said.
“We have been ambitious and rigorous in establishing performance benchmarks for our new car,” commented John Chasey at TVR Manufacturing. “Our intentions for power-to-weight, size, practicality and quality standards were set high from the very start. We know that the new TVR must be able to compete at the very highest levels and I’m delighted to say that the car has met or exceeded all of our own, very exacting requirements hands down.”
Last month, TVR's chairman, Les Edgar, confirmed to Autocar that development of the super coupé is on course despite issues surrounding the location of its new factory at the Circuit of Wales.
Following the Welsh government's decision to not guarantee funding for the circuit project, Edgar told Autocar that TVR's plans to open a factory near the site at the start of 2018 were unaffected. This will lead to the build of the first pilot car for the new model six months later, with production of the first customer cars starting after that.
The forthcoming public showing at Goodwood Revival follows a series of private reveals for customers who have already placed deposits on the 200mph, front-engined V8 two-seater. For its Goodwood launch, the car will be located in the Earls Court building alongside several classic TVR models to celebrate the marque's 70th anniversary.

Although still under wraps, we know the new car will be built very much in character with the traditional Blackpool TVRs, but it will be entirely new from the ground up. Designer Gordon Murray hosted customers who viewed the car at the headquarters near Guildford, Surrey.
An earlier preview picture shows one of the car's tailpipes, which are located behind the front wheels (as shown in the Autocar rendering in the gallery). The car being shown in September won't be in production specification, but will feature parts that will end up on the final car.
The display will remain static because Goodwood Revival rules dictate that only cars made before 1966 can run or do demonstrations on circuit.
Edgar said: “It’s the first time a global launch of a new car has occurred at this event and it seems an entirely appropriate place for us to do it, with the marque’s motorsport heritage and an enthusiastic audience of dedicated car fans – and in our 70th anniversary year.
"After a series of secret private viewings organised for the benefit of existing customers for the new car, we know that we have a sure-fire hit on our hands and very much look forward to seeing the public reaction in September."
A spokesman said that orders for the first 500 Launch Edition cars have almost sold out, meaning order books for this first run could close at Goodwood.



TVR sports car to use Gordon Murray iStream Carbon process
TVR has sworn customers who have seen the car to secrecy - to the extent of asking them to sign confidentiality agreements.
Edgar added that the brand was also keen "to stress [the car's] sophisticated underpinnings, which incorporate the very latest technology". He continued: "This project has required our engineers and designers to start from scratch - you can’t meet the latest legislation any other way - and we’re proud of what they’ve achieved."

The need for an entirely new design - and a desire among TVR’s backing consortium to refine the car’s all-important details - is the main reason for slippage in the original delivery schedule. “We’re determined to give this car the perfect chassis and to make sure that the looks match the engineering,” Edgar explained. “That has meant working through a number of styling iterations, which isn’t a quick process.”
Comment: The TVR is finally here (sort of)
Autocar broke the news of TVR's new car early last year and, shortly afterwards, almost 400 deposits were taken. A full-size clay model of the car was taken to the London motor show (shown in gallery), but it remained under cover.
The new TVR is made through Murray’s patented “iStream Carbon” production process, which uses a tubular structure to define the hardpoints of the car, with bonded-in carbonfibre panels greatly enhancing its strength. The rigidity, lightness and crashworthiness of iStream have already been proven in a number of applications, including Murray’s own micro-cars, two Japanese sports car projects and a flat-pack truck design for developing world applications, called the Ox.

At the Guildford meetings, customers have also seen a 3D portrayal of the TVR’s completed interior - in two different colour/trim combinations - plus a model of TVR’s in-house seat design. Proceedings concluded with a discussion of finance options, then a Q&A session. The whole event occupied a little less than two hours.
Over the past year, TVR has been conducting extensive performance and durability tests of its Cosworth-developed, Ford Mustang-derived 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine, most of them in a previous-generation TVR Cerbera lightened to simulate the weight of the new car. Performance has been described as 'electrifying'.


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Dormant British brand TVR, famous for its fearsome sports cars such as the Sagaris and Typhon, has been revived and just days away from revealing a new car.
Developed from scratch, the new car, rumored to wear TVR’s Griffith nameplate, will be unveiled on Friday at the 2017 Goodwood Revival taking place in the United Kingdom—70 years on since the original TVR Engineering outfit was started by Trevor Wilkinson in Blackpool.
The car will be a grand touring coupe with a Cosworth-enhanced 5.0-liter V-8 borrowed from the Ford Mustang GT. The engine, which will output close to 500 horsepower, will be mounted up front and spin the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.
TVR’s car will also be the first production model to utilize iStream construction, where cars are constructed using minimal, pre-assembled parts. The key is a fit-for-purpose approach to material usage and low parts count. The production process is also almost fully mechanized so the cars can be churned out quicker and at lower cost than what niche brands are normally faced with.

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TVR will also use iStream Carbon construction. This differs from regular iStream construction in that it uses carbon fiber instead of conventional materials. The process was devised by legendary Formula 1 racecar designer Gordon Murray.
Some of the claimed specs for TVR's car include a weight—likely dry—of just 2,645 pounds, a 0-60 mph time of less than 4.0 seconds, and a top speed of 200 mph.
TVR says it has enough orders to keep it busy until the end of 2018. The first batch of cars will be 500 special launch editions, build slots for which are almost filled. Pricing for these starts below $117,285.
In the longer term, the company plans three other models, including a convertible, and is hopeful of building cars at the rate of 2,000 per year by 2022. Production will take place at a new plant in Wales.

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The TVR Griffith Is Finally Back With A 500 HP V8 And A Manual Gearbox




Listen: 2017 has been a bad year. When was the last time you woke up to any good news? Well, today is your day: after an eternity of delays, TVR, the British sports car company famed for its hardcore and uncompromising performance, is back with an all-new car. And they haven’t watered anything down.
This is the new TVR Griffith. It’s the first offering from the company since it was bought by tech entrepreneur Les Edgar in 2013, and as Top Gear notes, the name itself dates back to the first Griffith that debuted in 1963 and was again reborn in 1991.




All the TVR cues are here, just modernized. The long hood, the curvaceous body, the aggressive stance. (I don’t think it’s quite as striking as the 2000s TVR Tuscan, one of my favorite sports car designs ever, but I’ll take what I can get.)






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But it’s what is under the hood that really counts: a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 from the Ford Mustang, here tuned by Cosworth for 500 horsepower in a package that weighs just 2,755 lbs. Zero to 100 mph (yes, mph) is said to be just six seconds, per Top Gear. And it’s done with a real manual gearbox.



The first production cars are expected to launch in 2019, and it’s not immediately clear what international distribution will look like. Expect supply to be limited.






Still! This is a wonderfully analog and pure sports car, the kind of sports car we all pine for but rarely see in 2017. And TVR, of all companies, is here to bring it to us. I can’t wait to see more.












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#IAA: TVR's Griffith Is What The New Supra And Z4 SHOULD Have Been All Along








TVR is back from the ashes after an 11 year hiatus.


But are you ready for a traditional British sportscar?

With 500 HP on tap, and only 2800 lbs to hold it back, the TVR Griffith promises to make a pretty powerful statement when it comes to performance. But this is more of a purist car not a marvel of technical wizardry.

Combine that with a production limit of only 500 units and you have a recipe that will appeal to the collector. This is all about the experience and trust us, very few will make it out on the road.

So if you were in the market, would you buy it and let it sit or drive the wheels off of it and enjoy it for the driving pleasure?

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TVR Boss Gets Scared Behind The Wheel Of New Griffith V8


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TVR is known for its mad sports cars and the new Griffith apparently honors the tradition as exhibited by this short clip showing the company’s boss Les Edgar getting a first taste of the new Griffith.

The short drive took place at Gordon Murray Design’s carpark apparently, where the reborn Griffith showed it’s capable of spinning its tires with little effort, causing the TVR boss to have a slightly NFSW moment before bursting to laughs.

Unlike old TVRs that never came with any stability aid -not even ABS-, the new Griffith will be offered with a switchable ESC but that doesn’t mean it won’t offer some serious thrills behind its wheel.

After all, this is a car that tips the scales at 1250kg (2755lbs) and gets powered by a Cosworth-tuned Ford V8 with around 500hp. TVR says it offers a perfect, 50-50 weight distribution to go with the Griffith’s 400hp/tonne power-to-weight ratio. A six-speed manual gearbox will be the only transmission choice as well.

0-62mph (100km/h) will come in less than four seconds, with the top speed set north of 200mph (321km/h). The chassis has been engineered by the father of the McLaren F1, Gordon Murray, utilizing the iStream process. This includes a steel and aluminum frame with bonded carbon composite sections and an all-carbon bodywork to keep the weight down and the rigidity up.

The first customer cars will be delivered in 2019, so let’s hope that the new Griffith will prove to be as good as it sounds.

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