There’s no secret anymore that Triumph
is planning a big coming back. And it seems that the first model to be revived is the TR. A new model, based on the classic TR4 will come as a premium alternative to the Mazda MX-5.
The Triumph TR7
was a sports car manufactured from September 1974 to October 1981 by the Triumph Motor Company, part of British Leyland, in the United Kingdom. It was initially made at the Speke, Liverpool factory, moving to Coventry in 1978 and finally to the Rover plant in Solihull in 1980. The car was launched in the United States in January 1975, with the UK home market debut not following until May 1976. The UK launch was delayed at least twice because of high demand for the vehicle in the US.
The Triumph TR8
was an eight-cylinder version of the "wedge-shaped" Triumph TR7
sports car, manufactured by BL Ltd., British Leyland, and then Jaguar/Rover/Triumph
. The majority of TR8s were sold in the United States and very few genuine TR8s exist in other countries. The TR8 was often dubbed as an "English Corvette".