1990 - 2000 TVR Griffith
Horsepower @ RPM:320@ 5500
Torque @ RPM:320.@ 4000
0-60 time:4.1 sec.
Top Speed:167 mph
0-100 time:10.5 sec.
Latest TVR Griffith news and reviews:
The TVR Griffith Might Just Happen After All
Announced with great celebrations at Goodwood Revival back in 2017, the same year TVR celebrated its 70th birthday, the reborn Griffith sports car gradually fell into a cone of shadow after a series of delays and it got to a point where it completely went off radar for the past two years.
Put in front of this sizzle and no steak situation, we, just like you, thought the project was dumped. Apparently, that is not the case as a new loan keeps TVR on track to delivering the second-gen Griffith.
TVR Gets Huge Investment From An Unlikely Source
The Welsh government has investing £500,000 ($690,000) to TVR, acquiring a three-percent stake in the British automaker. The government is also sending a £2 million loan to the company and purchased the Ebbw Vale production facility where TVR plan to produce its current and future models, including the recently launched Griffith sports coupé.
Les Edgar Is Pleased Enough With The TVR Griffith To Drop Some Expletives
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.
2018 TVR Griffith
Well, Folks, the day is here. TVR has shocked the world by debuting the new TVR Griffith at the Goodwood Revival. One of the most anticipated cars of the year, the Griffith has a lot to live up to, but luckily the team responsible for this piece of rolling artwork has managed to deliver a car that resides well above our expectations and should send marques like Aston Martin and Jaguar running for the hills. Featuring a look that reminds me of an FD-gen Mazda RX-7 on steroids, the Griffith features a stunning design, a 50:50 weight distribution, a Cosworth-enhanced V-8 that’s good for at least 400 ponies, and a Magnum XL gearbox that can handle as much as 700 pound-feet of torque. It’s beautiful iStream architecture provided by none other than Gordan Murray, paired with that beautiful carbon composite body means we’re talking about a car that isn’t only exceptionally light but exceptionally strong as well and could very well push TVR beyond being the brand it once was as it steps into the ring with the big boys for the first time in nearly two decades.
The car was presented for the very first time in Launched Edition spec, a model that will go for £90,000 or about $119,000 a current exchange rates. It boasts a full leather interior to go with custom wheels, a special paint selection, and a bespoke infotainment system. A good number of these have likely already been spoken for so if you’re hoping to get one of the first models that rolls off the line, you might want to get with TVR quickly as once they are spoken for, that’s it. Production is slated to start sometime in late 2018 with a total of 500 Launch Edition models on the bill. After that, you’ll be stuck with the standard production model, which will likely go for a bit more once in production and ready to hit the streets. So, with that in mind, we should start seeing the Griffith on the street in the next couple of years, so let’s talk more about this stunning masterpiece and see just what it brings to the table.
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TVR’s Trademark Of Griffith Could Point To A New Sports Car
It’s been a while since TVR has made waves in the auto industry. Actually, it’s been more than a decade since the company has had a car in the market. Fans of the brand have waited long enough to see the return of the TVR nameplate, and if a new report proves to be true, all that waiting may finally come to an end. Remember the TVR Griffith produced from 1991 to 2002? Well, it’s been 25 years since the sports car debuted, but recent trademarks of the Griffith name could point us to new model taking shape, one that will make use the famous nameplate.
Granted, the company’s new ownership group, TVR Automotive Ltd., has been coy about its plans for the car, but sources told Autocar that there’s growing momentum within the company to return to the auto scene. What better way to do it then than to unveil a sports car that will take the name of one of the company’s most decorated models. Other possibilities remain though, including the option of using an entirely different brand name altogether with new models in the fold. Trademarks aside, the new TVR sports car is expected to make its debut sooner than later, possibly as early as September this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. No matter how these decisions shake out, it’s good to see TVR back in the auto scene. It’s been a while.
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TVR hasn’t brought anything new to the market since 2006, but rumors have flourished in the past couple of years stating that the company was preparing for a comeback with a Corvette-engined roadster. Until now those rumors were just the flapping of gums, but it looks like the British manufacturer is headed back to the market with models from their old line-up.
TVR has announced they will be starting to build Sagaris, Tuscan, Tuscan MK II, Cerbera, Chimaera, and Griffith models to individuals’ specifications. All of the cars will be powered by a new 6.2 liter V8 engine with an output of 426 HP and 420 lb/ft of torque. The engine will be mated to an enforced 5 gear gearbox at a fixed price.
TVR has also promised that the Tuscan MK II Convertible set to be reborn will be the fastest factory convertible. It will be capable of hitting a top speed of 187mph with an open top.
TVR. An exclusive brand that’s been synonymous with the world’s most powerful performance cars, both on the track and on the road, for some sixty years. Few marques conjure up the same sense of theatre and passion among their fans and followers, or fear among the uninitiated.
Step inside a carefully hand-crafted TVR and drive it, however, and one knows immediately the real truth: that there is much more to these British-bred beasts than first meets the eye, that they are paradoxical and (...)