TVR has released one final teaser image for its new sports car ahead of its debut this Friday.
The teaser gives us our best look yet at the new TVR, revealing the two-door’s sleek front end as it sits next to a TVR Vixen race car. Rather expectedly, the new TVR appears to draw heavily from the automaker’s past with its cab-rearward design, long hood, oval-shaped grill and subtle hood bulge. Keeping things modern are LED headlamps with some small cooling ducts just beneath.
TVR’s yet-to-be-named new car will be powered by a Cosworth-tuned version of the Ford Mustang’s 5.0-liter V8. According to Autocar, the engine will be paired with a Tremec Magnum XL six-speed manual transmission. There will also be a full carbon fiber body, an available aerodynamics package and a no-frills interior with some high-quality materials.
The vehicle will be shown at the Goodwood Revival this Friday in a special launch edition guise. It won’t be driven at the event, but the British automaker ensures it will be a complete, fully-working car and will representative of the vehicles that customers will receive. “It’ll be a fully developed, fully capable GT car,” TVR chairman Les Edgar told Autocar.
The TVR will be the first production car to use Mclaren F1 designer Gordon Murray’s new iStream manufacturing process. The procedure entails bonding carbon fiber panels to the inner side of a steel frame, creating a structure that is light but also extremely stiff. The car will be built at TVR’s plant in Ebbw Vale, Wales, which has been throughly upgraded with help from the Welsh government.
TVR will officially move into their new production site toward the middle of next year, with the production version of their sports car landing in customer hands in the first quarter of 2019.