TVR is back! This time with the help of a South African
Very little is known about TVR’s upcoming sports car- and that’s not by mistake. The Blackpool based manufacturer has made a substantial effort to keep things under wraps, requiring customers who have placed pre-orders to sign confidentiality agreements before viewing the car at designer Gordon Murry’s headquarters in Guildford.
The South African creator is said to be the man behind the design and technical concept so expect nothing less than perfection if Murray’s previous creations are anything to go by.
The first news that a fresh TVR was on the way came in the form of a full scale clay model that was presented at the 2016 London Motor Show (which remained under covers in the gallery section for the duration of the event). Official drawings have been released giving us an idea of what it might look like, but we’ll have to hope that some spy shots come our way soon, or wait for the official launch in September this year.
What is known is that although the car might be packed full of the latest technology, the all new chassis will be a back to basics lightweight front engined rear wheel drive, boasting very few nanny systems. Weight is said to be around the 1200kg mark and the 5.0L Cosworth V8 will produce over 300kW. 0-100km/h is expected to be sub 4 seconds, and top speed is claimed to be around 320km/h. Somewhere in the region of 250-400 customers have paid the R95 000 deposit to secure the car, while the final full-house launch model is expected to cost R1.4 million.
Production is scheduled to start in the 3rd quarter of 2018.