We suspect all that poshness will go out the window the moment that 5.0-liter Cosworth naturally aspirated V8 engine opens up the exhaust valves, but some differences are just too obvious not to notice.
After months of teasing and holding private viewings for customers, TVR has officially returned under new ownership. This time, it has brought in Gordon Murray - the creator of the McLaren F1 - to design the vehicle. Note also that TVR has determined to keep the auto agile and alert to the driver's command by keeping the rubber relatively modest: 275/30 tyres on 20in rims at the rear, 235/35 on 19s at the front.
Although petrol sports cars are very much in TVR's plans, Chasey did accept that alternative fuel options will have to be considered at some point: "We can't put our head in the sand though and we are aware we will need an alternative powertrain eventually". That means a lightened flywheel, bespoke clutch as well as dry-sump lubrication.
Taking a closer look at the all new Griffith, it's design has retained the essence of TVR's older models. The 19-inch front wheels are fitted with a 235/35 Avon ZZ5 tyre, the 20-inch rears with a 275/30. Built to a proprietary set of principles known as iStream, the Griffith's mechanical backbone is comprised of carbon-composite materials bonded to aluminium and steel.
In true TVR tradition, the interior is unconventional! And while it does have electrically assisted power steering, it also uses double wishbone adjustable suspension to keep it flat in the corners and from lifting at higher speeds. TVR claims that this new sportscar has a top speed that is north of 300km/h - and will dismiss the 0-100km/h sprint in less than four seconds. Specifications for standard cars are forthcoming, but the portrait-orientated infotainment touchscreen (this rests above physical knobs for the air-conditioning) should be standard. The kind of details that, arguably, matter more than a noisy exhaust and entertainingly lairy handling in a auto likely to cost close to £100K. ― AFP picNEW YORK, Sept 9 ― The waiting is over, and on first glance, the first all-new TVR in over a decade has been worth it. Despite its compact dimensions, TVR says that the interior offers enough space and comfort for long-distance and everyday driving. It's sourced from Ford, because, says Les Edgar, the company "needed an engine with built-in reliability and long life".
Prices start from £90,000 but production won't actually start until late 2018 - meaning you'll have to wait until 2019 to actually get the vehicle delivered.