TVR Teases New Le Mans Challenger; Debut On April 5
Stepping back up to the plate with a fresh racing machineby Jonathan Lopez, on
British sports car maker TVR is gearing up to offer a brand-new lineup of street machines by next year, and to coincide with the release, the company is also looking to step back into the world of motorsport with some fresh competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The brand teased its new endurance challenger in a recent social media post depicting a heavily pixelated image of the forthcoming racer.
TVR head honcho Les Edgar has said in the past that the company will view Le Mans as “front and center” in terms of priorities, and given the company’s return to the limelight, a venue like the Circuit de la Sarthe seems like a fantastic choice for TVR to make its grand reentrance.
TVR last ran at Le Mans 13 years ago in 2005, represented by the Tuscan R. The company is currently in the process of creating a new Griffith street car, which is due out by the end of the year.
There are currently no official details on the new Le Mans racer as of yet, but it looks as though TVR will compete in the LMP1 class running a Rebellion R13. What’s more, there’s speculation that Gordon Murray, a British designer best known for his work in Formula One and the legendary McLaren F1 road machine, will have a hand in the creation of the new TVR racer. Murray also had a hand in the new Griffith.
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