The rebooted TVR announced further details and specifications of their new sports car, to be launched later this year. The most exciting tidbit is that they will release a Launch Edition model with a carbon fibre chassis designed by the legendary Gordon Murray.
The new sports car will make use of the first-ever, full-production, carbon fibre construction by TVR with a platform that will underpin the next four production models. Looks like they are confident this time around things are going to be a lot better. This lightweight and cost-effective chassis is Gordon Murray’s own design built using iStream Carbon manufacturing process. It allows for making stand-alone tub and shell made from carbon fibre composite at a fraction of the cost of other methods.
The Launch Edition TVR will get the carbon chassis as standard, but subsequent production cars have to be specified with carbon fibre option package to get it. Otherwise they will be built from composites. Since they started taking deposits for the new car, the British automaker ha received 300+ orders.
Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said: “Historically, carbon fibre has been reserved for motorsport and high-end supercars, but now TVR will be offering customers a slice of that technology at a fraction of the price. The spotlight has been on us from the start, and with the help of Gordon Murray Design and its innovative processes, we have made sure that our new sports car can really shine and deliver beyond expectations. The carbon manufacturing process really is a game changer, and one I’m delighted to offer to all of our early adopter Launch Edition customers within the package cost. I am sure those models will be much coveted, but carbon will continue to be available as a cost option.”