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  • TVR Griffith prototype, 2017 Goodwood Revival

    The world was supposed to welcome a reborn TVR Griffith early this year. Now, it's been put on hold until 2020. A report from Dutch website AutoRAI, first spotted by Motor1, detailed the new delay that TVR blames on construction processes at its new Welsh factory. In December TVR said it would likely start production of the new Griffith in March of this year and aimed for the first deliveries to occur at some point in 2019. The holdup comes from European Union regulations. The Welsh government purchased a tiny 3-percent share of TVR last January for about $700,000. Unfortunately, the purchase...

  • TVR Griffith prototype, 2017 Goodwood Revival
    TVR's new Welsh plant delayed, Griffith could be too

    Early 2019 is likely an optimistic date for TVR to start production of its reborn Griffith sports car. According to a Monday Autocar report, construction of the firm's new production plant in Wales has been put on hold. The delays come after the Welsh government purchased a roughly 3-percent stake...

  • TVR Griffith teaser video
    V-8-powered, carbon-constructed TVR Griffith takes to the track

    The revival of British performance marque TVR is well underway, with tire supplier Avon recently taking a prototype for TVR's new Griffith sports car to the Castle Combe Circuit in the United Kingdom for some tests. Fortunately, TVR sent along a camera team to capture some of the action. The video...

  • Grex Automotive Sagaris GT kit car
    Grex will offer the TVR Sagaris as a kit car, even in the States

    TVR is an iconic name in the realm of British motoring. The automaker has ridden a wave of strong ups and terrible downs. Along the way, the boutique sports car maker cranked out a number of sports car, and, despite some quality control issues, folks still clamor for a TVR. The brand is in the...

  • 2018/2019 Rebellion Racing TVR R13 LMP1 race car
    TVR to return to Le Mans with Rebellion Racing in premier LMP1 class

    TVR only made its return last September with the reveal of a modern Griffith sports car, and now the British performance brand has announced its return to motorsport, in the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship. TVR has joined Swiss team Rebellion Racing as a partner and title sponsor. The team...

  • TVR Griffith on display at NEC Classic Motor Show, Birmingham, Nov 2017
    Welsh government buys stake in TVR

    In order to ensure the people of Wales benefit from the reborn TVR, the Welsh government has acquired a roughly 3 percent stake in the company for about $700,000. The stake gives the government "a minority stake of just below 3 percent that will ensure the Welsh taxpayer benefits from the company's...

  • How to build at TVR in under three minutes

    Is the world ready for a brand-new offering from TVR? We're surely ready to find out, because the British automaker is back with a fresh vehicle. It's reviving the Griffith nameplate, and it showed the new car for the first time during September's 2017 Goodwood Revival. TVR stopped cranking out its loud, insane sports cars back in 2006 but new ownership is looking to breathe new life into the sports car space. Want to see what it takes to build such a car? You only need to spare three minutes of your time. Well, less than three minutes actually, as this time-lapse video shows a new Griffith...

  • TVR Griffith prototype, 2017 Goodwood Revival
    TVR returns with 500-horsepower Griffith sports car

    Dormant British brand TVR, famous for its fearsome sports cars such as the Sagaris and Typhon, has been revived and has just revealed a new car. Developed from scratch, the new car wears TVR’s Griffith nameplate and made its debut on Friday at the 2017 Goodwood Revival taking place in the...

  • TVR Gallery
    Les Edgar on new TVR Griffith, Le Mans: "You go to win, and we will do that."

    We caught up with TVR CEO Les Edgar at the 2017 Goodwood Revival to talk about the new TVR Griffith, America, and Le Mans. Motor Authority: How is production coming along at the new Wales facility? Les Edgar: We have the building—or at least the shell. The Welsh government will deliver that...

  • David Green explores some TVR history
    With reveal of new Griffith, let’s take a look at some past TVR greats

    TVR is nice British sports car brand that’s seen its fair share of ups and down. In the more recent past, TVR was owned by Russian millionaire Nikolai Smolensky and he did very little with it. In 2013, a consortium led by entrepreneur Les Edgar took over the reins and set about developing a...

  • Teaser for TVR sports car debuting at 2017 Goodwood Revival
    Reborn TVR teases sports car ahead of 2017 Goodwood Revival reveal

    Those attending the 2017 Goodwood Revival this September will be in for an extra special treat. Reborn British sports car brand TVR will unveil its first new model in years at the event, and the company has teased it once again. The latest image comes via the TopGear magazine which reports that a...

  • Teaser for TVR sports car debuting at 2017 Goodwood Revival
    Reborn TVR Griffith has already tallied over 400 orders

    TVR was once one of the largest specialized sports car manufacturers in the world. However, its fall from grace was anything but a smooth landing. Since the mid-2000s, TVR has been in near constant limbo. TVR's current owners aim to change that, however, and announced the first reborn TVR sports...

  • Teaser for TVR sports car debuting at 2017 Goodwood Revival

    British sports car marque TVR plans to launch a new model next year powered by a Cosworth-enhanced version of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V-8 and riding on a chassis developed by legendary Formula One designer Gordon Murray. TVR was present at the 2016 London Motor Show held earlier this month with a full-size model of the new car, though it was shrouded throughout the show as the exterior design is yet to be finalized. TVR plans to show the completed car initially to those buyers that have placed deposits. While TVR isn’t willing to show the car just...

  • Teaser for TVR sports car debuting at 2017 Goodwood Revival
    TVR teases new sports car, Griffith name mooted

    Revived British sports car brand TVR used this week's 2016 London Motor Show for its first official appearance. At the show, which itself is enjoying its own revival this year, TVR presented a cloaked version of a new sports car due in 2017. The car will be a front-engined GT powered by a...

  • TVR sports car teased ahead of 2017 Goodwood Revival reveal
    TVR to follow Aston Martin with new plant in Wales

    Revived British sports car marque TVR will follow in the footsteps of Aston Martin by setting up a new plant in Wales. It was only a month ago that Aston Martin confirmed plans to build a plant in Wales for its upcoming SUV. Now TVR has confirmed similar plans. TVR’s plant will be used for...

  • Gordon Murray Design iStream Carbon
    TVR Sports Car To Utilize Gordon Murray’s iStream Carbon Construction

    British sports car marque TVR has been revived and is planning a handful of new models, the first of which is coming in 2017 with a Cosworth-tuned version of the Mustang’s 5.0-liter V-8 and a design developed by none other than Gordon Murray. We now know a little more about the famed McLaren...

  • TVR sports car teased ahead of 2017 Goodwood Revival reveal
    TVR Teases New V-8 Sports Car Coming In 2017

    The comeback of niche British sports car brand TVR has been talked about for over a decade but now looks closer than ever. TVR is currently owned by a consortium of investors led by entrepreneur Les Edgar, and the company has already announced plans for four new sports cars to be introduced in the...

  • Ford 5.0-liter V-8 engine
    Ford Mustang V-8 Tuned By Cosworth To Power New TVR Sports Cars

    It’s been confirmed that a version of the Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] 5.0-liter ‘Coyote’ V-8 found in the Mustang GT will be used by British sports car brand TVR for its comeback. But TVR won’t be using an off-the-shelf unit; rather, it will use an upgraded version...

  • TVR's 'Back in Britain' pledge

    TVRs have always been a niche product, but it appears there’s plenty of pent-up demand for a new one because the company has managed to sell a year’s production allocation for a new sports car in just six weeks—without even showing any of the car or revealing how much it will cost. About two years ago, the rights to the TVR name was sold to a consortium of investors led by entrepreneur Les Edgar, a previous owner of a TVR Cerbera and a stout believer in the brand. He’s promised to launch a handful of new TVRs, the first of which will be a sports car due to enter...

  • 2004 TVR Sargaris
    Reborn TVR Taking Deposits For New Sports Car From July 7

    It's exciting enough that Les Edgar and his investor consortium have promised a new TVR for 2017. But revelations that designer Gordon Murray—you might remember him from a little car called the McLaren F1—and legendary engine builder Cosworth will be involved with the next-generation...

  • TVR chairman Les Edgar (left) and Gordon Murray
    TVR Teams Up With Gordon Murray For New Sports Car Coming In 2017

    For fifty years, TVR built quirky sports cars, by hand, in Blackpool, England. Known for their distinctive (and occasionally odd) styling, TVRs were among the most polarizing boutique sports cars ever built. Fans of the marque loved its cars for the unique look and personality each TVR had, while...

  • 2004 TVR Sargaris
    TVR’s New Owner Reveals Details On Future Sports Car Plans

    Earlier this month it was confirmed that the remnants of British sports car manufacturer TVR had been sold to a consortium of investors led by entrepreneur Les Edgar, a previous owner of a TVR Cerbera. At the time, Edgar wasn’t willing to reveal any details about his future plans for TVR due...

  • 2004 TVR Sargaris
    TVR’s New Owner Confirms Plans To Restart Car Production

    Late last week, news broke that the assets of niche sports car manufacturer TVR, which hasn’t built a car since 2006, had just been sold. At the time, it wasn’t clear who the new owner was or what he or she planned to do with the assets, but we can now confirm that TVR will remain a...

  • TVR’s ‘Roaring Back’ pledge
    TVR Sold To New Owner, Sports Car Revival Rumored

    It was only yesterday we reported that the official website of former British sports car manufacturer TVR had been updated with a holding screen emblazoned with the message “Never Say Never.” Since then, the site has been updated again, this time with the message “Roaring...

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