The wait is over! Meet the new TVR Griffith. Designed from the ground up and powered by a Ford 5 litre V8 engine, tuned by the folks at Cosworth, this does not dissapoint. Performance wise, figures currently being chucked around are 400BHP per tonne, with a peak power of 500BHP. But what about speed? TVR haven’t skimped there either. They say it will do 0 to 62 in under 4 seconds, with a top speed in excess of 200MPH. On the design front, it’s perhaps not as radical as some of their past cars, such as the Sagaris, but it’s striking and impressive. Note the side exhausts behind the front wheels! To keep it light (below 1250kg), the body is a carbon composite material – no more fibreglass.
TVR has just announced that its new car will be produced at a custom-built facility in Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone, South Wales. Contracts to locate the new TVR factory in Wales were signed on 18th March 2016 and the deal was officially announced by Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, during a press conference this morning. The precise location of the factory had not yet been decided upon but TVR is looking at several specific options. A separate announcement is planned in the coming weeks.
Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity both for TVR and the Welsh Government. South Wales is becoming a major hub for automotive and motorsport technology and development and the area is a serious opportunity for business development and job creation. We [...]
Via Autocar – 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 fired up its new Cosworth V8 for the first time a few days ago – and discovered it had so much grunt that it overloaded the dyno. Company bosses Les Edgar and John Chasey were visiting Cosworth’s Northampton works to view and hear a prototype of their new car’s Le Mans engine and watch it do a simulated lap of the famous circuit, but barely a minute into the test its torque output so exceeded expectations that the test equipment had to be shut down and reconfigured.
A few minutes later the re-engineered, all-alloy Ford ‘Coyote’ V8 completed its test lap in [...]
Via TVR – 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.
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 [...]