This is the only road-going TVR T440R in the world.
It's been four years since the reborn TVR Griffith was revealed to the world, but TVR still hasn't built a single customer car. Financial issues have delayed the car's development and the company's factory in Wales needs to be renovated before production can begin. We were starting to lose hope until TVR was recently granted a $2.7 million government loan to continue development.
With its lightweight construction, Ford Mustang-sourced 5.0-liter V8 engine, and six-speed manual gearbox, the new Griffith promises to be an ode to old-school sports cars. If you can't wait for the new Griffith to arrive, this one-off TVR T440R is looking for a new owner.
Built in 2003, the T440R is a homologated road car based on TVR's T400R race cars that competed in the Spa, Sebring, British GT, and the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance races, making it a true race car for the road. Four road cars were built to comply with FIA homologation regulations, three of which were TVR Typhons. Originally, the Typhon was supposed to be fitted with a supercharged 4.0-liter engine but was instead powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter engine.
The T440R, on the other hand, was the only car fitted with a naturally-aspirated 4.2-liter engine, which incorporated a gas-flowed cylinder head, steel crankshaft, and conrods, a carbon fiber airbox with 6 upper injectors, and bespoke exhaust headers.
To make it more useable on the road, the engine was detuned to 440 hp. Thanks to its carbon fiber body and a chassis made from bonded aluminum and carbon fiber, the T400R is extremely light, enabling the homologated race car to accelerate to 0-60 mph in less than four seconds and max out at 200 mph. Exposed carbon fiber can also be found inside the interior along with four seats fitted with racing harnesses and finished in two-tone black and red leather with a black Alcantara headlining.
The only road-going TVR T400R in the world is being sold by Auto Lounge via Pistonheads for £192,990 ($266,572).