The testing continues for TVR because the British model prepares to launch its all-new, 500bhp Griffith late in 2018, and a brand new teaser video is our greatest look but on the light-weight Aston Martin V8 Vantage rival in motion, revealing the noise made by its 5.Zero-litre Cosworth developed V8.
Reviving the identify first utilized by TVR again in 1964, the all-new mannequin has been revealed on the Goodwood Revival. Manufacturing will start late subsequent 12 months with Launch Editions of the automotive priced from £90,000.
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TVR boss Les Edgar describes the mannequin as a ‘British muscle automotive,’ and ‘presents a degree of sophistication, consolation and practicality by no means seen by the model earlier than.’ Revealed in a race automotive livery at Goodwood, it confirms TVR’s intention to return to motorsport sooner or later.
The Griffith measures in at four,314mm lengthy, 1,850mm extensive and 1,239mm tall, which makes it across the identical measurement as an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, however extra compact than a Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Sort. Not like any of its rivals, nonetheless, the Griffith is predicated round a carbon composite construction and weighs lower than 1,250kg.
It’s powered by a 5.Zero-litre naturally aspirated Cosworth V8 engine, which develops 500bhp – TVR is aiming for an influence to weight ration of 400bhp/tonne. A high pace in extra of 200mph has been confirmed, in addition to a sub four-second dash from Zero-60mph. Energy is distributed to the rear wheels by way of a six-speed handbook gearbox.
Because the engine is situated behind the entrance axle TVR has been capable of obtain an ideal 50:50 weight distribution. The Griffith additionally options double wishbone suspension with adjustable coil-over dampers entrance and rear.
Somewhat than match the Griffith with wild aerodynamic add-ons, resembling a rear wing and entrance splitter, TVR has as an alternative employed using floor impact aerodynamics – it encompasses a utterly flat ground which helps generate downforce at pace.
To additional increase agility bigger and wider (20-inch) wheels have been fitted on the rear than these on the entrance (19-inch). TVR additionally claims that the Griffith makes use of ‘clever engineering over digital driver aids,’ however does characteristic ABS and a configurable traction management.
Official specs have but to be confirmed however TVR has stated the preliminary batch of Launch Editions – of which 500 shall be made and a few are nonetheless out there – will characteristic a full leather-based inside together with a portrait-style infotainment system.
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