The wait to see the return of TVR will be short-lived, as the British manufacturer has announced the global launch of its Cosworth V8-powered super coupe will take place at the Goodwood Revival 2017.
British manufacturer TVR has announced it will be the first manufacturer to unveil a brand-new vehicle at the Goodwood Revival, which takes place from the 8th to the 10th of September, 2017.
More concrete details of the car have emerged alongside the announcement, including the confirmation it will be powered by a five-litre Cosworth V8 and that the power-to-weight will be 400bhp per tonne. Total kerb weight is said to be 1,200kg.
TVR says it has held back a small allocation of the 500 Launch Editions for the public unveiling, which is priced under £90,000. Around 300 orders are said to have been made so far.
That big-old V8 engine and small kerb weight give the new TVR super coupe, the name of which is yet to be revealed, a claimed top speed of 200mph and a 0-60mph of less than four seconds.
The new car will go on display within the ‘Earl’s Court’ building at the Goodwood Revival, which is a festival that celebrates ‘the halcyon days of motor racing’. Other classic TVRs will be on display to help celebrate TVR’s 70th anniversary.
TVR has worked in conjunction with McLaren F1 road car designer Gordon Murray of Gordon Murray Design on the new car, resulting in the use of a part-carbon fibre construction.
This has been made possible by Murray’s iStream manufacturing process, which helps keep the lost of using carbon fibre lower than traditional carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).
“We are incredibly excited to be unveiling the new car at the Goodwood Revival, said British entrepreneur, TVR chairman and buyer of the TVR name, Les Edgar.
“It’s the first time a global launch of a new car has occurred at the event, and it seems an entirely appropriate place for us to do it, with the marque’s motorsport heritage and an enthusiastic audience of dedicated car fans – and in our 70th anniversary year.
“After a series of secret private viewings organised for the benefit of existing customers for the new car, we know that we have a sure-fire hit on our hands, and very much look forward to seeing the public reaction in September.”
Orders for the new TVR will begin again on the 8th of September once the initial allocation is gone.
Those expecting a British supercar will be disappointed because Edgar describes the car as more of a grand tourer, two-seater coupe you can take on the track every now and then.
TVR has died more than once, with car reliability issues a core aspect of its failings, so it will be crucial for the new car to get things right.