• Les Edgar Is Pleased Enough With The TVR Griffith To Drop Some Expletives

Seems like he’s happy with how his investment turned out

As an employee, there’s no better feeling in the world than seeing your boss crack a smile or pat you on the back, recognizing you for a job well done. The team behind TVR and the just-launched Griffith sports car may not have been in the vicinity of CEO Les Edgar when he took the sports car out for a spin, but judging by his reaction in driving the sports car, I’d say he approves enough of how the Griffith turned out. He threw expletives left and right out of sheer excitement.

Such was his reaction when he was captured behind the wheel of the Griffith shortly after the sports car made its debut at the Goodwood Revival a few weeks ago. I don’t know the circumstances behind him driving the Griffith, but I do know that when he tickled the gas pedal and summoned the car’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine to come to life, the 500-horsepower more than obliged, eliciting a hearty curse word and a somewhat shocked look on the face of Edgar. The TVR boss’ excitement didn’t end there either as Edgar let out and dropped an excited F-bomb as he and his companion were making their way back to the Gordon Murray Design office.

It certainly looks like Edgar had a good time experiencing the Griffith in all its glory, and why wouldn’t he? By all accounts, the Griffith looks to be, at the very least, a proper sports car. It has a hearty V-8 engine that packs 500 horsepower, all of which goes to the rear wheels courtesy of a purist-loving six-speed manual transmission. No wonder Edgar had a look of surprise on his face when he floored the sports car. He probably didn’t expect it to be as good as it turned out. We’d be cursing with excitement, too, if we were in his position.

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Kirby Garlitos
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