TVR is set to reveal an all new sports car at the Goodwood Revival on 8 September. Ahead of its public debut, the resurrected British marque gave out a few important details about the upcoming V8 coupe.
TVR would be celebrating its 70th anniversary at the Goodwood Revival Earls Court Motor Show. The Whiteley-based carmaker will become the first car manufacturer to launch a new vehicle at the Revival event. The TVRs would also be accompanying the yet-to-be-named car at the display from8–10 September 2017.
Of the fewdetails available at the moment, we know that the new TVR is in development since 2013. TVR is working along with its partners Gordon Murray and Cosworth on the new car since its resurrection. According to TVR, they have kept ‘certain essential criteria in mind’ while developing the new car – it will be British in every way and stay true to TVR’s DNA and heritage.
The two-seater sports car will have a Cosworth-tuned 5.0-litre V8 under the hood. The lightweight construction means that the car will tip the scale at 1200 kilograms. TVR says the car will be capable of doing 350 kmph with a 0-100 kmph time of less than four seconds. The purists will be happy to know that the sports car will have a manual transmission. No official power figures have been divulged yet, but the carmaker boasts of a power-to-weight ratio of 400 horsepower per tonne.
TVR has earmarked the first 500 cars as Launch Edition with a price tag of ‘under £90,000’. We presume that the Launch Edition models might carry special treatment and extra exotic materials from Murray’s iStream Carbon design studio. And according to the recently patented name, the new sports car is suspected to resurrect the Griffith moniker.
The sports car will be produced at the carmaker’s new facility in Wales instead of the original TVR factory in Blackpool. Deliveries are expected to begin sometime in 2019.