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TVR is aiming to be back on the market with an all-new, all-British model lineup within two years time.
British sports car brand TVR made headlines last week after an image on the brand’s retail site suggested it was returning to the U.K.
TVR is making a comeback as its website is subtly hinting with the words “Roaring Back…” with a British flag prominently displayed.
Due to financial insolvency, Russian TVR owner, Nikolai Smolenski, split TVR into multiple entities in December, 2006. But now, the British sportscar company returns beginning with the launch of an all new website with a redesigned logo inspired by the original emblem from 1954.
According to the website, TVR will provide clients with pre-owned TVR Griffith and Sagaris models and completely rebuild them to a more modern specification, including a new 6.2 liter V8 engine producing 426-hp and 420 lb.-ft of torque. Sound familiar? That’s because TVR is actually using the General Motors supplied LS3 crate engine. If a client already owns a TVR, they can bring their personal vehicles in to receive that overhaul as well.
Also, TVR now offers brand new Sagaris, Tuscan convertible, Tuscan MK II, Cerbera, Chimaera and Griffith to be brought to individual specifications. No word yet on how much the line of TVRs will cost, but judging by it’s obscurity and low production volume, we’re sure it won’t be cheap.
We don’t know if he read Forbes’ list of worst cars for 2011. All we do know is that he’s made his own list, and that he is called the Stig.
That’s right, Top Gear’s ‘the Stig’ has released his list of the worst five cars he’s ever driven, with some shocking surprises and some rather obvious ones. The Stig in question here is the second Stig or the White Stig, Ben Collins, who joined the show in 2003 after the Black Stig was killed off and who left the show last year.
The list includes a total of five cars, two American, two Italian and even one from the UK. Hit the jump for a brief summary.
British sportscar maker TVR has had a less than perfect life. Back in the 1970s the factory burned down, but thanks to a large order placed by its Canadian dealer, they had the money to start over again.
Then, after a very successful run in the 1990s, the company was sold in 2004 to Nikolay Smolensky, a young Russian businessman with no previous experience at running a car company. As many predicted, the company went under in 2006, and while many attempts have been made to revive TVR, it still has not emerged from the ashes.
During its life, TVR made many interesting cars and perhaps one of the best was the Tuscan model. Its curvaceous styling had even caught the eye of John Travolta, who used one of these (and Halle Berry) in the movie Swordfish.
Now, you can have one for yourself. A dealer in Tampa, FL. is advertising a 2005 Tuscan S for sale, with a 400-hp 4.0L and a 0-60-mph time of 3.6 seconds. This particular example has covered just over 4000-miles and can be yours for the low, low price of $159,000.
OK that price is pretty steep, especially when you consider that you can find similar models for sale in U.K. for less than $50,000.
But if you have to have one that has already gone through the hassle of importing and customs, then this might be the car for you. And since Ms. Berry is single again, you may catch her attention too.
[Source: duPont Registry]
Legendary British sports car maker TVR is said to be preparing a return with an outrageously styled roadster packing Corvette power. TVR hasn’t made a car since 2006, when its Sagaris road car was one of the most fierce machines available for purchase, and the company is looking to resurrect their legacy under new ownership.
While details of the new car are unclear, sources say that a deal was nearly struck to build it at a facility in Germany owned by Gullwing, a company that produces modern variations of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Differences between TVR and Gullwing led to a dissolution of the project.
However, the TVR team is still proceeding with business as usual. “It would be desirable to build it in the UK, and we’re keeping our options open,” TVR secretary James Oxley told AutoExpress.