TVR, one of the most talked about British sportscar makers of all time, is back with a bang. Their comeback model has arrived in the form of the all-new Griffith. This new offering retains some of the mad styling and architecture of the old Griffith albeit with a modern twist. Here’s what its looks like inside and out.
The new Griffith’s design stays true to the TVRs of old. The exterior is aerodynamically efficient and yet features the timeless sports car silhouette with deep air intakes, generating immense downforce.
TVR says that the new Griffith uses engineering over electronic driver aids. It’s the second front-engined production car to feature a flat floor for better high-speed stability.
The car has been developed in partnership with Gordon Murray Design. It’s carbon composite structure and body panels mean a body weight of just 1250kg and offers a perfect 50:50 weight distribution.
Powering the new Griffith is a naturally aspirated 5-litre Cosworth-enhanced V8 motor. Rather interestingly, it’s mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is no automatic on offer.
Power-to-weight ratio is an astonishing 400bhp per tonne. According to TVR, the car accelerates from zero to 100kmph in less than four seconds and hits a top speed of 320kmph.
The new TVR Griffith achieves a top speed of more than 200mph, and accelerates from 0-100kmph in less than four seconds.
The show car unveiled recently at the Goodwood Revival in the UK and was presented in the Launch Edition spec which includes a full leather interior and custom alloy wheels. The Launch Edition also gets custom paint options and a bespoke infotainment system. Starting from £90,000 (Rs 75.80 lakh), production of the Launch Edition version will begin in late 2018.