Every TVR Griffith is meticulously built by hand as this new video illustrates.
Last year, TVR made a triumphant return to the sports car scene with the reborn Griffith. The first car to don a TVR badge in 12 years after the company was bought out in 2013 by current CEO Les Edgar, the all-new Griffith is pleasingly old-fashioned. Under the hood is a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine tuned by Cosworth to deliver a whopping 500 hp, which is sent to the rear wheels exclusively through a manual gearbox. Clearly, this is a car built primarily to please purists.
And unlike most modern cars that are built on an assembly line, every TVR Griffith is meticulously built by hand as this new three-minute timelapse video from Goodwood Road & Racing illustrates. The video shows the building process start with the Griffith’s naked chassis built using Gordon Murray’s patented iStream process before all the necessary components are added by hand.
All those lightweight carbon fiber components help bring the Griffith’s weight down to just 1,250 kg, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 400-hp-per-tonne. As for performance, its light body and savage-sounding V8 allow the Griffith to reach 62 mph from a standstill in four seconds before hitting a top speed of over 200 mph. Production of the new Griffith won’t start until later this year, which will be capped to 500 units for the initial Launch Edition. Deliveries won’t start until 2019, which is hardly surprising after watching its meticulous building process. Good to have you back, TVR.