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2018 TVR Griffith

2018 TVR Griffith

The car that should send Aston Martin and Jaguar running for the hills

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.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 TVR Griffith.

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2012 TVR MD-1

2012 TVR MD-1

Back in April we reported that TVR was preparing a new Corvette-engined model, and it seems that they have been quietly working on it ever since. Now that the model is taking a little more shape, Nikolai Smolenski, owner of the British sports car company, is back in the news providing more details for his comeback car.

The new model, called the MD-1, will be based on the Tuscan convertible and will be powered by a Corvette sourced 6.2 liter V8 engine with an output of 638 HP. From the Tuscan, the MD-1 will borrow the fabric hood and the windscreen, but all of the other elements of the car will be changed in order to make a "clear departure from TVR’s past."

"Production will be outsourced. We have received offers from Jimmy Prize in South Africa and plenty of others from England. [...] I would naturally prefer to work with firms such as Caterham or Lotus, but it’s unlikely that the former would be able to do it, and the latter wouldn’t represent good value for money. But it’s equally possible that I wouldn’t go back to the UK at all, and could set myself up somewhere in Germany," said Smolenski.

Next to the MD-1, TVR is also preparing a three-seat MD-2 that will be revealed a few years later. An MD-3 may also be in the works and will be "totally different and more imposing" according to Smolenski.

The MD-1 will go on sale in spring 2012, and will be limited to 250 units a year.

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1995 - 2000 TVR Chimaera

1995 - 2000 TVR Chimaera

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 that (...)

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1990 - 2000 TVR Griffith

1990 - 2000 TVR Griffith

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 (...)

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1996 - 2004 TVR Cerbera

1996 - 2004 TVR Cerbera

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 that the (...)

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2002 TVR Tamora

2002 TVR Tamora

The Tamora reinforced TVR’s reputatuin for hand-building ferociously fast sports cars. Tamora its the entry level for the Blackpool firm, opening up new markets.This two-seat roadster has a better power-to-weight ratio than such renowned tire smokers as the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Dodge Viper GTS, the Ferrari 360 Modena, and the Chevrolet Corvette with that 350-horsepower, 3.6-liter Speed Six engine motivating 2337 pounds.

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2006 TVR Tuscan S convertible

2006 TVR Tuscan S convertible

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 that (...)

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2003 TVR Sagaris

2003 TVR Sagaris

The current range of TVR models is a focused and well-balanced stable of some of the world’s most rousing performance cars for the road. And in recent years, the soulfulness of the marque has been augmented further by an even greater consideration to a palpable practicability.
To ensure prolonged performance, build quality and durability, cars have been painstakingly tested at high altitudes, in extreme conditions, with low-grade fuels and at high speeds in Bahrain, Russia, Saudi Arabia, (...)

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1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12

1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12

0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, over 240 mph top speed from the car with a power output yet unknown. And why is that you wonder?! Because it broke the shaft of every dyno it was tested on...

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2002 TVR T350

2002 TVR T350

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.

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