TVR is all set to be resurrected with a V8 powered light-weight sportscar.
British sportscar maker TVR officially shut its shop in 2006, but the company’s revival was announced in 2013 under its new ownership. Now, it seems like the day when a brand new TVR model hits the road isn’t all that far away after all.
In an official teaser, the British company has almost completely revealed the front fascia of it’s upcoming comeback sportscar. TVR previously had already revealed that the new unnamed vehicle will draw its mechanical muscle from a 5.0-litre Cosworth enhanced, dry-sumped, V8 petrol engine - capable of producing around 480 horsepower. Staying true to its purist roots, the car will exclusively be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
This year marks 70 years of TVR’s inception. In its official teaser, the company has its new car parked right next to the TVR Vixen race car - which was produced from 1967-1973. Standing side by side, the upcoming sportscar looks like a modern iteration of the Vixen - at least on the design front.
Rumours suggest that TVR has set a power-to-weight goal of an impressive 400bhp/tonne for this new vehicle. To achieve this, the car’s chassis will be made from an amalgam of carbon-fibre and steel tubes, to keep the kerb weight south of 1300 kg.
Set to be revealed in all its glory at the Goodwood Revival, 2017 - more technical details will surface once the sportscar goes official. The car is not expected to be delivered to customers before the start of 2019, however. As a part of its resurrection - TVR will initially only operate in Europe.