TVR teases its all-new super coupé TVR teases its all-new super coupé
jul 17, 2017

TVR teases its all-new super coupé

revered british sports car brand, TVR’s new super coupé is set to debut at the 2017 goodwood revival festival in september. the reborn brand is roaring back to production with an all-new cosworth powered sports car, featuring technology engineered in collaboration with formula-one and road car designer, gordon murray. for its goodwood unveiling, the sports car will be inside the earls court building alongside several classic TVR models, which aims to celebrate the automotive marque’s 70th anniversary.


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the teaser photograph illustrated from TVR reveals one of the car’s tail-pipes, which are located behind the front wheels. the super coupé due to be unveiled in september, won’t be to full production-specification, but will feature parts that will be fitted to the final vehicle. the display will remain static, as goodwood revival rules stipulate that only cars made before 1966 can participate, or do demonstrations on the track.

 

 

a spokesman for the british manufacturer says that the first 500 launch edition cars have almost sold out, meaning the order books could close at goodwood. customers who have already seen the car have been sworn to secrecy, while TVR has even asked them to sign confidentiality agreements. they have also seen a 3D portrayal of the super coupé’s final interior (in two color / trim combinations), plus a model of the forthcoming in-house seat design.

 

 

for the past year, TVR has been conducting performance and durability tests of its cosworth-developed, ford ‘mustang’-derived 5.0 liter V8 petrol engine, in an ex-generation ‘cerbera’ that has been lightened to mimic the weight of the new car. performance has been described as ‘electrifying’. the super coupé will use a cosworth-developed V8 engine that easily exceeds the 400 bhp mark. the featherweight vehicle will be around 1200 kg, and performance figures include a 200 mph top speed, and a sub-4.0 second 0 – 60 mph time.

 

 

TVR chairman, les edgar, comments, ‘it’s the first time a global launch of a new car has occurred at this event, and it seems an entirely appropriate place for us to do it, with the marque’s motorsport heritage and an enthusiastic audience of dedicated car fans – and in our 70th anniversary year.’

 

 

he continues, ‘we’re determined to give this car the perfect chassis, and to make sure that the looks match the engineering. that has meant working through a number of styling iterations, which isn’t a quick process.’

    

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