The company went into bankruptcy in 2013. TVR makes a comeback with its new TVR GRIFFITH 2017 model which looks wild as the teaser reveals. The model will take the form of an aerodynamic two-seater coupe and will potentially be dubbed Griffith, a heritage-laced nameplate used on a series of TVR models built during the 1960s, and again in the 1990s. Gordon Murray Design has released a cutaway image of TVR’s performance model, revealing how its iStream-carbon produced chassis is housed within the body.Due to late arrival, almost 400 deposits have already been taken for the new car which may bring with it the return of the famous Griffith. The car made its official first appearance in the 2016 London Motor Show. The car will be a front-engine GT powered by a Cosworth-enhanced version.
TVR says it’s saving the reveal for those customers who already placed deposits for the car sight unseen, but the company did grace us with this tape art teaser that shows a clear link with previous TVR models.
TVR GRIFFITH 2017 EXTERIOR
Exterior-wise, the new car is cab-backwards with a long bonnet to emphasize its front engine and rear-wheel drive mechanical make-up. The front end is much lower than the predecessor models. It has an altogether flatter and squarer look.
TVR GRIFFITH 2017 INTERIOR
The grille shape and design is also all-new. The new TVR uses the double bulge in the roof, to accommodate drivers’ helmets.The new car will be built in Wales with the Circuit of Wales site one of two under consideration. This comes despite the Welsh government confirming in April that it would not offer a financial guarantee on 100% of the Circuit of Wales project.
TVR GRIFFITH 2017 ENGINE
The car will use a Cos-worth V8 that has been engineered to produce ample mid-range torque and more than 400bhp. It’s expected to be capable of accelerating to 60mph in less than four seconds.
TVR GRIFFITH 2017 PRICE
Buyers who want to spend less can put a deposit down on the regular Griffith, which is expected to start at a price of approximately $95,000. The carbon fiber chassis will be offered at an extra cost. Both models will be manufactured at an unspecified location in the UK.
TVR GRIFFITH 2017 RELEASE DATE
The car will arrive by the end of 2017 or early 2018 in the dealership.