Yes, they’re still around: TVR un­veils the Grif­fith

Bri­tish sports car com­pany hasn’t built a car in more than 10 years

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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.

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