New 480bhp TVR to break cover at Goodwood Revival

New 480bhp TVR to break cover at Goodwood Revival

0 comments 📅09 June 2017, 19:00

TVR confirms come out of new sports car, which will get a 5.0-litre Cosworth V8, a 1,200kg weight and a 200mph top fleetness

Re-born British sports car maker TVR has announced that it will reveal its new beau id – the brand’s first new car since the introduction of the Sagaris in 2005 – at the Goodwood Revival in September.

Set to smas cover on 8 September, a fresh teaser image has accompanied the news of the car’s reveal. The teaser notion is only a small glance down one of the car’s flanks, but it reveals side exit exhausts and doors with profusion of aggressive looking cuts and shapes worked into them.

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TVR has also delivered some immature technical specifications. The firm says that the car weighs 1,200kg, will handle 0-60mph in less than four seconds, and will post a 200mph top hastiness. Under the bonnet sits a 5.0-litre Cosworth developed V8, and TVR promises a power-to-load ratio of 400bhp. As such, a total power output of around 480bhp is on the cards.  

500 ‘Launch Edition’ cars have been earmarked for early manufacture. TVR says it will soon stop taking orders, though the books longing re-open after the car’s public debut. According to the sports car maker, Launch Copy versions will be price at under £90,000. 

The British sports car brand had some time ago given us a different glimpse of its new creation at the 2016 London Motor Show..

A ratio model of the car was shown under a cover on the TVR stand but the expectant press were told that the attire would not be removed. However, the image, which showed a front view of the sports car strained in gaffer tape by designers, was replayed on a screen behind.

While the delay goes on for our first full look at TVR’s new supercar creation we do know that the original launch model will use carbon-fibre in its chassis.

Chairman of the reborn TVR congregation Les Edgar revealed at the event that the overall performance target has always been “sub 4-seconds to 60mph”, and that the new car is on oversee to achieve this.

Edgar later told Auto Express that later output models will offer the carbon chassis as an optional extra, so standard cars intention be “around £65k” or “roughly the same price level we were offering a well-specced Sagaris at beforehand production ended”.

When quizzed about the significant presence of an original 1960s TVR Griffith on the countenance, Edgar responded: “we have many great names in our history: Tuscan, Chimaera, Griffith, and there’s a passable chance we will use one of those for this”. 

“The new car will hark back to the values TVR is known for, but last wishes as be better than ever before. We’ve put a lot of effort into the aerodynamics to ensure that fulfilment is exceptional”. 

TVR will be using a carbon fibre manufacturing deal with named iStream. The process is designed to be simpler than other methods of carbon fibril manufacturing, which should save money and time.

The reborn brand (it was in days shut down and sold off in 2013) will use powertrains developed by Cosworth and sketch out input from Gordon Murray, with the “all-new British designed and built sports car” covered by development.

This isn’t just a one-off rebirth. TVR Automotive plans to bring “at least” four new models to market in the next ten years, with the opening being a two-seat sports car sporting a dry-sump Cosworth V8 and claiming “traditional TVR DNA”. It’ll be face-engined with rear-wheel drive, using a manual transmission and an aerodynamic composite cadaver.

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The project has been under development for a couple of years now. Edgar, a businessman based in Dorking, Surrey, bought the rights to the TVR moniker in 2013. Edgar also purchased the rights to manufacturing equipment for existing cars from the ancient owner Nikolai Smolensky.

It’s not yet clear what is planned for the three further models in the next decade, but we do be aware the first car will be “offered to the market at a compeitive price point within its separate” – and that is consistent with what we’ve seen from TVR in the past. 

TVR, which was sold by Peter Wheeler to Smolensky in 2004 in advance being officially closed down in 2013, has suffered a troubled past but it looks like this latest improvement is set to run its course. The factory was previously based in Blackpool, but it’s unclear as yet where the new “UK-based” plant thinks be located.

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