Legendary British sports car maker TVR (named after a bloke called Trevor) is officially back in business, accepting deposit for an all-new model they are all set to launch in 2017. They say it was the “popular demand” that persuaded them to go ahead with the relaunch sooner than originally anticipated.
So TVR is back and they have an all-new product in the pipeline. But obviously they don’t have any money to build it, otherwise they would have at least released a concept and then ask people for a deposit. It’s a small deposit of £5,000 they are asking for, but still.
At any rate, the new TVR is not going to let you down, at least if the big names associated with the project are anything to go by. The brand-new model is being created in conjunction with Gordon Murray Design, and it will boast a bespoke Cosworth V8 engine, doubtless featuring the signature TVR growl. It will have a manual transmission and rear wheel drive, and will comes in both coupe and convertible body styles. Nothing else is known about the 2017 TVR at this moment.
The company has also announced that it will offer a limited quantity of reduced deposits (£2,500) to the club members during July as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Car Club.
John Chasey, Operations Director of TVR, says: “We’ve been totally blown away by the reaction to the new car. Our phone lines and online enquiry system went into meltdown when the news was announced, and we decided that we must begin to bring a structure to the enquiries and build a delivery pipeline well in advance of production. Volumes in year one will be limited as we ramp up production, so this allows us to reward those individuals prepared to make a financial commitment at this early stage.”
Design Sketch: Autocar.co.uk