New TVR Sports Car Will Please Purists With A Manual Transmission

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Let there be no doubt that the new TVR will be a true driver's car.

After a long hiatus, TVR is finally making a belated comeback this year. To celebrate the company's 70th anniversary, the resurrected British manufacturer will be revealing its first car in 12 years at this year's Goodwood Revival in September, and it promises to be a true driver's car. Ahead of its reveal, TVR has been releasing tantalizing teaser images of its upcoming sports car rumored to revive the Griffith name, and the latest confirms that it will have an old-school manual transmission which will no doubt please traditionalists.

"On the 70th birthday of our marque, we are entering a new era with a precisely engineered car that delivers exhilarating performance on road and track, as well as everything discerning customers expect of a car intended for everyday use," said TVR chairman Les Edgar. The image shows that the new TVR sports car will feature a short-throw gear lever located within a slender center console surrounded by rotary switches. It will be mated to a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine from Cosworth producing around 480 horsepower. TVR also claim its new sports car will have the best power-to-weight-ratio in its class of 400 hp per ton, beating the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

This will enable the sports car to hit 0-62 mph in under four seconds and top out at 200 mph. There's another reason you should be excited about the new TVR: it's been designed by Gordon Murray, the same man responsible for the legendary McLaren F1. "We developed the new TVR as a product that builds on all the magic and excitement of our hand-crafted British motor cars of yesteryear," Murray added. "We combined this with a most rigorous engineering and assembly process design to ensure outstanding consistency, build quality and reliability." TVR has already received around 400 orders for the new sports car, which will be revealed at the Goodwood Revival taking place on September 8.

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