TVR

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see how the new TVR turns out.

The British company made its name through a simple formula: a lightweight, rear-wheel drive chassis, plenty of power, a unique interior, and absolutely no electronic safety net.
It died of neglect a few years ago, but a reborn TVR Tuscan is due in a couple of years and will be built in a new factory in Wales that uses Gordon Murray’s clever new iStream process.

Today, we got our best look so far at the new car when TVR released some teasers ahead of this week’s Goodwood Revival.
The chassis is a mix of steel tubes with carbon fiber panels bonded to them for stiffness.
In a nod to TVR’s roots, the engine will be an American V8; a 5.0L Ford Coyote (out of the current Mustang) is coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Cosworth will then work its magic on the Coyote until it meets TVR’s new power-to-weight goal.  Target weight is 1,250kg (2,756lbs) and the engineers are trying to get to 400hp/tonne (5.51lbs/hp seems the easiest US conversion).
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