Car News 22 Jan 2016

TVR’s new sports car will use a carbon fibre chassis

TVR has announced it will be using McLaren F1 designer, Gordon Murray’s iStream carbon fibre system for its new sports car.

TVR are making a comeback after 10 years, launching their new model in 2017 with an initial run of 300 units in the first year. They have partnered with Gordon Murray to build the car around a carbon fibre chassis using the iStream manufacturing process, which is a greener, faster means of production.

The new TVR will be light and powerful, the initial Launch Edition combining a carbon bodyshell with the carbon chassis. Later production units will be available in a lower cost aluminium chassis/fibreglass panel configuration.  Styling is expected to retain the ‘TVR look’, but revamped for a modern, new feel.

Keeping the design and build all-british, TVR are working with Cosworth to develop a new V8 for the car that will produce 450-500bhp.  A 0-60mph time of under 4 seconds can be expected.

Deposits have already been placed for all 300 launch units, with pricing expected to range between £60,000-£80,000 with extras.