Q&A JOHN CHASEY, TVR’S COO
How do you feel about the Griffith’s reception?
“I feel very positive. The reaction shows us we have the right design, which is vital for a project like this. If you don’t have a car people like, it really doesn’t matter how well you make it. Mind you, we’ve still got to execute it…”
How will you tackle the next phase, production?
“We’ll have the factory kitted out by the Welsh authorities in the second quarter next year, but in the meantime, we’re using a smaller place in Wales for training and developing the process. So when we get the keys, we should be easy to go.”
Do you feel daunted, using a new process in a new factory?
“Not really. You’ve got to remember that istream isn’t rocket science. It uses a lot of familiar processes in a novel way. And it’s handmanufacture. We’ll be able to train our people before we move into the main factory.”
What’s your latest prediction for delivering customer cars?
“We’ve previously talked about the end of 2018, perhaps running into 2019, and that’s still the case.”