After a period of calm, the British carmaker TVR has again problems.It seams that the bad-days for the small carmakers are not over.TVR’s manufacturing arm Blackpool Automotive, has stopped building cars at the Blackpool HQ, its home since 1947.
At the Geneva motor show, March 2007, TVR will launch the Typhoon supercar, powered by TVR’s all-aluminium Speed Six engine, supercharged to produced 600bhp. Featuring a carbon-fibre body ensure a very high price for the Typhoon, arround $225000, according to TVR spokesman Jason Oxley. The Typhoon will feature TVR’s first outing with computer-aided design. "It’s a new method of design for us", said (...)
TVR is planning three new models and has a long-term goal of 5000 sales per year, despite its well-publicised decision to close its current base in Blackpool this summer. The firm’s managing director David Oxley reveals that the firm’s owner Nikolai Smolenski wants TVR to be able to make 5000 cars per year - more than double its highest ever output. He also wants the new models to be sold in more foreign markets, such as Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore, and forthcoming emissions tests should (...) More
Sports car manufacturer TVR, one of Britain’s few remaining independent auto makers, is to close down its Blackpool factory with the loss of 260 jobs, unions said on Monday. The Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) said TVR had told their officials at a meeting that the plant in northern England would be shut down in six months. "They propose to keep some presence in the UK but we don’t know what that is. It sounds like it may be a relocation," a TGWU spokesman (...) More
The T350 is a brand new coupe based on the running gear of the universally acclaimed Tamora. The concept is to apply TVR’s expertise gained in motorsport to a road car, and both shape and engineering owe much to TVR’s racing programme. It is intended to form the basis of a racing car for the new GT Cup class of the British GT Championship as well as for a number of overseas one-make race series. This car is available in two forms the T350C, where C stands for coupe, and the T350T, for targa, which is the version with two removable panels overhead.