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Old 09-08-2017, 06:02 PM   #26
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I think it looks like it should for a production-ready concept. I agree that the weakest parts are the front and the wheels. But if it's supposed to be smaller than a 911, and with 500hp, than I'm excited. I don't like the wheels and think they make the car look narrower than it would if it had dished wheels, but I think overall it looks great! Here's to hoping that they stay in business long enough to eventually build LHD versions!
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:36 AM   #27
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:33 AM   #28
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TVR finally reveals its latest sports car after changing ownership in 2013, marking the official return of the automaker.

What’s going on?
After years of anticipation and much teasing in between, TVR finally revealed its all-new 2019 Griffith sports coupe.

Back in 2013, British entrepreneur, Les Edgar, purchased the company from a Russian businessman, who sadly let TVR wither away almost into nothing. But Edgar wasn’t going to let that happen, calling for the return of TVR to make sports cars once again. Thanks to his visions and his vows to reintroduce the “supercars for the common man,” we’re given the all-new Griffith.

Yes they are, with a completely new car. And I’d 100% agree with you if that’s what ran through your head initially. The last TVRs ever made weren’t anywhere what’d you’d call traditional in almost every sense. Both from an aesthetic design and functional perspective, TVRs were the epitome of modern automotive quirkiness. But that’s also what made them so unique, special, and lovable.

So although the 2019 TVR Griffith seems a bit watered down, we’re still hugely excited for the company’s return. Its designed was penned by the one and only Gordon Murray, featuring his innovative iStream architecture. So not only does the funky sheetmetal look good, it’s made of lightweight materials and bolstered by carbon composite structuring.

What powers it?
Through the various teasers over the past four years, TVR confirmed power comes from a Ford-sourced Coyote V8, the same you find in a Mustang GT. It’s then sent to renowned tuning firm, Cosworth, who fiddles with the Ford V8 and fits it with a dry-sump lubrication system.

TVR did not confirm any official power numbers yet, but they claim the Griffith and its 5.0L Cosworth-tuned Ford V8 achieves a power-to-weight ratio of 400bhp per tonne. TVR says the Griffith weighs less than 1250 kg, or 2,755 lbs, or 1.25 tonnes. Multiplying that 400bhp per the Griffith’s 1.25 tonnes weight, and the math works out to be around 500 break horsepower from the V8.

It’s channeled only to the rear wheels with a six-speed Tremec manual, rated to handle up to 700 pound-feet of torque at engines speeds of up to 7500 RPM.

The resulting performance numbers are a speed of over 200 miles per hour and a 0-60 time of less than four seconds, according to the manufacturer’s claims.

And the handling…
TVR promises the Griffith delivers a balanced handling experience with 50/50 weight distribution and a light body.

Helping to slow things down are six-piston brake calipers up front and four-piston at the rear. The power steering system is electrically assisted and suspending the car at both ends are standard double-wishbone arrangements.

When will it go on sale?
TVR claims production is scheduled to commence in late 2018. A Launch Edition marks the first 500 cars produced, featuring custom color choices, special Launch Edition color options, and a special wheel package only available on the Launch Edition.

Pricing for the launch edition begins at £90,000 or around $119,000 USD.

– By: Chris Chin

2019 TVR Griffith Specifications

Body: Two-seat coupe, with carbon chassis, and composite body with a number of aluminium panels.
Chassis: iStream® design steel and aluminium frame with bonded carbon composite sections
Front: Double wishbones with adjustable gas filled coil-over dampers with concentric springs
Rear: Double wishbones with adjustable gas filled coil-over dampers with concentric springs
Steering: Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
Front: Six-piston aluminium brake calipers and 2-piece ventilated floating brake discs with 370mm diameter and 32mm thickness
Rear: Four-piston aluminium brake calipers and 2-piece ventilated floating brake discs with 350mm diameter and 32mm thickness
Wheels and tyres
Front: 235/35 ZR19, on 8.5in wide rims
Rear: 275/30 ZR20, on 9.5in wide rims
Unladen weight: <1250kg
Length: 4314mm
Width (across body): 1850mm
Width (including mirrors): 2016mm
Height: 1239mm
Ground clearance: 136mm
Wheelbase: 2600mm
Front track: 1599mm
Rear track: 1557mm
Fuel tank capacity: 60l
Configuration: Naturally aspirated V8
Displacement: 4951cc
Construction: Aluminium block and heads
Valvetrain: DOHC, four valves per cylinder, twin independent variable camshaft timing
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Fuel type: 98-RON unleaded
Six speed manual transmission with multi-plate clutch; rear-wheel drive
Gear ratios bespoke for the new TVR Griffith
Top speed: 200+ mph (322+ km/h)
0-60mph: Sub 4.0 seconds

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Old 11-19-2017, 07:17 AM   #29
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That's not a bad price. If I had millions I wouldn't pass one up to have in the stable. Not sure if it would be my only 'fun' car.

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Old 06-25-2020, 05:36 AM   #30
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Default TVR seeks £25m investment to fund Griffith production

TVR seeks £25m investment to fund Griffith production

It’s believed that all of that sum is required to take the Griffith through to production and tool the Ebbw Vale factory. TVR is now predominantly targeting enthusiast investors who understand the brand, its history and its Blackpool roots.

In an investment overview published by Audacia, TVR maintains that it has an order book in excess of £40m, with the first year’s production of the Griffith Launch Edition sold out. However, a small number of orders have been cancelled by depositors who were originally expecting to receive their cars more than a year ago.

When asked to comment on funding status, TVR CEO Jim Berriman claimed there had been some “game-changing progress” in the past couple of months and that there’s a proposed timeline for the factory to be up and running. “We’re working closely with our Welsh government partners on realising this,” he said.

The investor overview also details TVR’s product plan. It intends to initially focus on the UK, before sales in Continental Europe and eventual expansion into North America, the Middle East, Japan and Australia.

The Griffith Launch Edition is described as “the first product in a sustained product portfolio expansion”, which will include convertible versions, hotter derivatives, track-only specials, more than one facelift and a one-make racing series.

TVR also claims hybrid and battery-electric powertrains would be available before 2030 and likely to be sourced from Ford, which supplies the Griffith’s 5.0-litre V8.

The document also reveals plans even beyond the Griffith, with cars at different price points said to be “under strategic evaluation”.
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Old 07-03-2020, 12:06 AM   #31
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TVR Tries To Raise Over $30 Million To Put The Griffith Into Production

The reborn TVR first showed us the new Griffith in 2017 and intended to launch it in 2019, but now it has emerged that it needs approximately $31 million in order to put its long-awaited sports car into production.

In the three years since its debut the new Griffith’s launch has been hampered by a series of delays and financial issues. One of the key reasons for the delay is that, in January 2018, the Welsh government purchased a 3 per cent stake in the automaker, meaning it is now considered a state-funded company under European Union regulations and was forced to take EU-wide bids for the renovation of its factory in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.

This process has taken an extraordinarily long time and it wasn’t until March this year that TVR submitted a planning application detailing the refurbishment of the factory.Autocar reports that TVR is owed more than £8.23 million from debtors, has net assets slightly exceeding £2.1 million ($2.6 million), and needs to pay off a £2 million ($2.48 million) loan from the Welsh government and a £3 million ($3.7 million) loan from financial firm Fiduciam Nominees. To fulfill its obligations and put the Griffith into production, TVR is attempting to raise £25 million ($31 million) by issuing bonds on the Dublin stock exchange through Irish firm Audacia Capital.

In an investment overview published by Audacia, TVR states that it has taken orders of more than £40 million ($49.6 million) for the Griffith, with the initial Launch Edition variant already sold out. The investment overview added that TVR initially intends on focusing on the UK market before starting sales in Continental Europe and eventually expanding into North America, the Middle East, Japan and Australia.

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