Lightweight, V8-powered and ferociously fast. What more could you ask of a sports car?
Resurrected British automaker TVR is about to make a much-anticipated comeback with the launch of a new sports car rumored to revive the iconic Griffith name. TVR has now revealed that its all-new sports car will be shown for the first time at the Goodwood Revival event on September 8 alongside some of the most iconic cars in its history in a special event commemorating the company’s 70th anniversary. Incidentally, it’s the first time a new car has ever been revealed at the world-renowned Revival event.
An accompanying teaser image gives us a glimpse at one of the new TVR’s sporty side exhausts. So far, we know that TVR’s new sports car will offer blistering performance with a top speed of 200 mph and a 0-60 mph time of less than four seconds. It only weighs 1200 kg and is powered by a Cosworth-developed, five-liter V8. For the first time, TVR has also hinted about the unnamed sports car’s potential power output, revealing that it boasts 400 hp-per-ton. For a car that weighs 1,200 kg, this means you can expect it to pack around 480 hp. “We are incredibly excited to be unveiling the new car at the Goodwood Revival,” said Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR.
“It’s the first time a global launch of a new car has occurred at the event, and it seems an entirely appropriate place for us to do it, with the marque’s motorsport heritage and an enthusiastic audience of dedicated car fans – and in our 70th anniversary year. After a series of secret private viewings organized for the benefit of existing customers for the new car, we know that we have a surefire hit on our hands, and very much look forward to seeing the public reaction in September.” No name has been revealed for the mysterious sports car yet, but TVR registered the iconic Griffith name earlier this year, so don’t be surprised if the name makes a comeback for the first time since 2002.
Developed in collaboration with Gordon Murray Design and constructed entirely out of carbon fiber, only 500 examples of the special launch edition will be produced initially - the majority of which have already been snapped up. Orders will then reopen this fall.