The 2018 TVR Griffith has been revealed overnight at the Goodwood Revival in the UK, boasts a unique Gordon Murray iStream structure…
THE TVR GRIFFITH will go into production late in 2018 and is the first new model since TVR was purchased by a syndicate of UK investors in 2013. Slow and steady is an understatement.
According to TVR, “The new Griffith stays true to the brand’s rich heritage, while employing cutting-edge engineering. The exterior has been designed to be as striking as it is aerodynamically efficient. The timeless sports car silhouette is accented with deep air intakes, generating high levels of downforce and cooling”.
Indeed, the Griffith looks like a TVR but it’s the use of Gordon Murray’s iStream structure that set this thing apart from any TVR that’s gone before it. The structure combines a carbon composite structure and body panels; this means the TVR weighs just 1250kg.
Powering the TVR Griffith is a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre Cosworth-enhanced V8, which enables 400bhp/tonne and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The new TVR Griffith achieves a top speed of more than 320km/h, and accelerates from 0-100km/h in around four seconds.
Chairman of TVR automotive, Les Edgar said: “Today’s unveiling is the culmination of nearly three years of tireless work by the team, and we’re all proud to be able to show the new TVR Griffith to the world. This is unmistakably a TVR, a British muscle car that’s as awesome and brutal as it is charismatic and refined. Importantly, the new TVR offers levels of technical sophistication, comfort, reliability and practicality never seen by the brand before.”
TVR will produce 500 Launch Edition variants with the UK car maker claiming there are only a few vehicles left for sale. The TVR Griffith Launch Edition will be offered in a broad choice of colours, including specific Launch Edition colours, as well as custom paint options. It will be fitted with bespoke Launch Edition wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter at the front and 20 inches at the rear. All Launch Edition models will have a full leather interior offered in a number of bespoke colours.