Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Reborn TVR unveils first new auto

TVR Griffith The Car Expert Here's our best look yet at TVR's new V8-engined coupe
Derrick Tucker | 10 September, 2017, 14:30

In other words, the Griffith is challenging the Porsche 911 segment. The new Griffith picks up where it left off. Those figures are thanks to a 5.0, naturally aspirated, Cosworth-enhanced V8, mated to an ever-desirable six-speed manual gearbox. It should allow for impressive levels of torsional rigidity and ideal 50:50 weight distribution.

The 1,250kg two-seater is pinned to the road by bodywork and a flat floor that keep it stable. It also gets a bespoke lighter flywheel and clutch.

The new Griffith retains one of TVR's most well-known model names and is described as remaining true to the brand's heritage, while employing cutting-edge engineering - notably the innovative iStream architecture created by former F1 and McLaren road vehicle designer Gordon Murray. Built according to Gordon Murray's iStream production methods, this approach claims to slash costs and help speed of development.

The Griffith is a two-seat coupé, and is built around a steel and aluminium frame with bonded carbon composite sections; Murray's handiwork. The 19-inch front wheels are fitted with a 235/35 Avon ZZ5 tyre, the 20-inch rears with a 275/30. The company says such a configuration improves grip and the feeling provided through the Griffith's electronic power steering. The suspension of this new TVR uses double wishbones at either end, along with adjustable coil over dampers and concentric springs.

Although petrol sports cars are very much in TVR's plans, Chasey did accept that alternative fuel options will have to be considered at some point: "We can't put our head in the sand though and we are aware we will need an alternative powertrain eventually". Instead, there's a McLaren-style portrait-orientated touchscreen infotainment system.

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Griffith drivers face a rectangular digital instrument screen, which brings all major controls "within easy reach".

Is this the most stunning sports auto to come out of the United Kingdom in a while? TVR also promises there will be "more than adequate" luggage space, so long trips with you and a passenger will definitely be doable.

The brand continued to exist in deep stasis, with control passing to a company led by former software entrepreneur Les Edgar. Larger-scale production of the TVR Griffith will begin next year.

Promising to be fast, noisy and - most revolutionary of all for a TVR - well made, the 2018 Griffith looks the part with classic proportions, a powerful stance and plenty of distinctive styling cues, some new and some recalling TVRs of old.

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