TVR has published a cutaway image to reveal the chassis of its brand new sports car.
Reborn British specialty marque is now showing off the carbon fiber chassis built using the “iStream” manufacturing process pioneered by none other than Gordon Murray, McLaren F1’s designer. The lightweight chassis will help the car - believed to revive the “Griffith” moniker - tip the scales at just 2,535 pounds (1,150 kilograms).
In the fresh imagery we also get to see the sports car’s heart, a beefy Cosworth V8 engine which is expected to deliver more than 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) without turbo aid. That will be enough to enable the TVR run to 60 mph (96 kph) in less than four seconds.
Production is slated to commence next year at TVR’s brand new factory located in the vicinity of Circuit of Wales. The first 500 units will be a “Launch Edition” packed with more goodies that will carry a “sub-£100,000" price, making it much more expensive than the £65,000-ish regular model. Despite the hefty price tag, TVR says it has already received more than 400 pre-orders for the Launch Edition, so only 100 are still up for grabs even though the car has not been revealed yet.
TVR did bring an unfinished car to the London Motor Show earlier this month, but decided to keep it hidden under the covers in order to show it later this year in final specification. Hopefully it will be just as insane as previous models, but obviously more reliable.