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Old 11-16-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default TVR to launch 600bhp carbon-fibre supercar @ 2007 Geneva Show

TVR to launch 600bhp carbon-fibre supercar @ 2007 Geneva Show


TVR to launch 600bhp supercar

New supercharged carbon fibre Typhoon gestates

TVR is to launch a supercar at the Geneva motor show next spring.

It'll be called the Typhoon, and will feature TVR's all-aluminium Speed Six engine, supercharged to produced 600bhp. The carbon-fibre body ensures that it'll be expensive, TVR spokesman Jason Oxley saying that, although a retail price has yet to be fixed, around £120,000 "is about right".

In terms of styling, Oxley said that he couldn't describe what it'll look like, except that it'll be recognisable as a TVR. The Typhoon will feature TVR's first outing with computer-aided design. "It's a new method of design for us", said Oxley.

He said that the company had already taken orders for the car and so, as the still-born Typhon project could have sold twice as many as were planned, he was confident of selling all 60 of the limited edition -- the number celebrating TVR's 60th birthday.
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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Oh boy.
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:16 PM   #3
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Dear Lord.

And everyone knows they'll skip airbags and ABS/traction control to keep the weight down.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:52 PM   #4
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I hope it looks something like the Segaris. It amazes me how one company can make the best looking car and the worst looking car ever at the same time.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:29 PM   #5
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i thought tvr was almost bankrupt . if they cant sell 350-400hp cars with aluminum bodies, how are they gonna sell way more expensive cars with 600hp and carbon bodies? i still think the car will rock, but it doesnt seem like a smart thing to do business wise. oh well
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:21 PM   #6
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Answer: they can't. No one is going to buy a TVR for 120K in the UK.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:25 PM   #7
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Seems to me that a return of the Griffith would be several thousand times smarter.
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Old 11-18-2006, 03:40 PM   #8
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600BHP+UK weather (rain)= Fun~ (just like roller coseter)
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:07 AM   #9
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I think it would be wiser to invest in their British factory and work on some quality control issues.

Will TVR ever be the same?

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Old 11-19-2006, 11:03 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by MattDell View Post
Will TVR ever be the same?
Definitely not. The best to hope for is that they stay in business and continue to make radical cars. They need to be bought by a bigger car company and rescued from their miserable business sense.
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:37 PM   #11
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i was going to say...i thought they went out of business...
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:56 PM   #12
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they setup shop in europe, with bertone doing their coachwork now...

For a limited run of 60, I think they will sell....
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:28 AM   #13
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Does that Russian dude still own it? A freind of mine from Manchester, UK sez they were good when they stuck to the Rover engines and sucked when they made their own. He had a freind who went thru 3 engines on his TVR.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:33 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by SparkysJDMSpeedWagon View Post
Seems to me that a return of the Griffith would be several thousand times smarter.
Agreed. It would make a wonderful car for a world-wide debut of the TVR nameplate.
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:14 PM   #15
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Still on apparently - via motorauthority


Computer rendering of TVR’s 600BHP Typhoon
Posted on Sunday 14 January 2007

With the release of reports claiming that the TVR brand was not dead after all, rumors of a 600BHP carbon fibre-bodied supercar in the works have a little more backing to them. Carrying the “Typhoon” name-tag, the new supercar will run a highly modified version of TVR’s 4L inline six engine. UK engineering firm Ricardo has been given the responsibility of developing the motor to the tune of 600BHP and 500lb-ft of torque.

The car is expected to make its debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show, with production to start soon after. Built to celebrate TVR’s 60th anniversary, the production run will be limited to 60 units with a price-tag of around £120,000. Design work is being carried out entirely by CAD, and production will see extensive use of carbon fibre for the body panels and floor for the first time.

Total weight should be close to 1100kg, which should enable the car to reach 62mph from rest in less than 4 seconds, while top-speed should be in excess of 200mph. Stopping this brute will be a pair of six-pot AP Racing callipers up front and four-pot brakes at the rear, all hidden behind a set of lightweight 19inch alloys. Bilstein dampers, carbon-shelled Sparco seats and possibly a satnav system could make it into the final version. TVR is expected to host a press conference in London on the 17th of this month to announce its future plans.
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