Yes, they’re still around: TVR unveils the Griffith
British sports car company hasn’t built a car in more than 10 years
What had looked to be yet another sports car company gone to pasture, British-based TVR has instead celebrated its 70th anniversary by unveiling its latest car, the Griffith, at the Goodwood Revival in the U.K.
Its first car in more than 10 years, the Griffith sports a Cosworth-built 5.0-litre V8 with 480 horsepower, which gives the car a zeroto-100km/h time of under four seconds, according to the company. Gordon Murray, the famed car designer who worked in Formula One and penned the McLaren F1 road car, designed the Griffith, which uses a carbonfibre chassis to help keep the weight of the car at just 1,250 kilograms.
The company says the car is designed to compete, especially at the famed 24 Hours of LeMans.
While there is no word on when the Griffith will start production, it will be limited to a first run of just 500, and the price will start at around £90,000, or almost $150,000.