It will debut on September 8th at the Goodwood Revival.
Excited yet? TVR is returning, and is all set to be the star of the Goodwood Revival in September. The firm's committed to making 500 cars, most of them have already been sold, and big names involved in the project include Gordon Murray and Cosworth. Now, as the reveal edges closer, the firm has decided to release another moody teaser, this time showing a bit more of the new car's front.
It's certain to have TVR fans excited. The famous badge is back, proudly displayed on the nose, and the sleek wrapover bonnet references many of the iconic TVRs of the 1990s: we're talking Chimaera, Cerbera and, of course, Griffith here. Speaking of which, will the new TVR actually be called Griffith? News has recently emerged that the new firm bringing TVR back has registered the famous name, so who knows...
Gordon Murray Design is behind the engineering of the car, backed by new TVR boss Les Edgar. Speaking to Top Gear recently, Edgar revealed a few nuggets about the car: he's expecting it to weigh less than 1250kg and, with a 5.0-litre Cosworth V8 under the bonnet, should have a power-to-weight ratio of around 400hp per tonne. It'll be a 200mph car and one capable of 0-60mph in under 4.0 seconds.
Good news for manual gearbox fans as well – the new TVR is getting a six-speed manual. Just like a proper TVR should. It's also going to be simple, straightforward, not laden with complicated electronics, which should also give the new firm an opportunity to quell a less desirable 1990s TVR hangover – that of reliability.
How much? Edgar is targeting around £90,000, which will sit it more towards the Aston Martin end of the marketplace rather than Lotus. It's a comparison he's more than happy with: the new TVR will be a sports GT, a relatively compact and straightforward car, without the ferocity of something like a Lamborghini Huracan. Most importantly, it's going to be different, characterful, charismatic, promises Edgar. In the 1990s, "TVR did that brilliantly," he says. If all goes to plan, it will be back to its best with this new one. Roll on September 8th...
Source: Top Gear