Comeback Rumors Flare, as TVR Reminds its Fans to "Never Say Never"
In 2011, rumors were flowing that TVR was preparing for a comeback, but we haven’t heard anything since then. Well, at least not until today, when TVR placed a sort of teaser image on its official webpage. It’s true the teaser doesn’t outright mention a comeback, but that "Never say never" promise is pretty leading.
To be completely honest with you, this change of mood is quite surprising, considering that TVR said on its official page last month that it won’t develop any new model and that all it will support "the owners of TVR sports cars by ensuring supply of spares and the development of alternative drivetrains."
In 2012, TVR owner, Nikolai Smolensky, said that developing a new model won’t be financially viable for the company and sent the company into bankruptcy.
If the above image is, in fact, a teaser of a return, we can’t help but wonder what could have changed in the mean time? Maybe we will find out soon, so stay tuned!
Click past the jump to read a short TVR history.
TVR was an independent British manufacturer of sports cars founded back in 1947. Until 2006 - when the company produced it last car - TVR was based in the English seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, but after that it was split in more subsidiaries and in 2012, it filed for bankruptcy.
The first models developed by TVR were one-off specials: TVR One, Two, and Three. They were followed by a series of sports sedans, convertibles and coupes.
In the past few years, TVR developed several models, including the Tuscan, Tuscan MK II, Cerbera, Chimaera (pictured above), Griffith and Sagaris. The Sagaris – the last model – was powered by a 4.0-liter straight-six engine with an output of 380 horsepower and 349 pound-feet of torque. It was capable to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 185 mph.