The Italian Ferrari brand is not the only brand to celebrate its 70th anniversary this year, with the iconic British carmaker TVR marking 70 years with the unveiling of its brand new 2017 TVR Griffith.
Do not get me wrong, revealed at the Goodwood Revival Earls Court Motor Show in Sussex, UK, the highly anticipated 2017 TVR Griffith is deceased.
TVR said that the new Griffith had to meet specific “essential criteria”, including, being British in any case, combine a V8 engine mounted on the front with a manual transmission and a rear wheel, and be a two- breathtaking places in terms of appearance and performance.
And with stunning lines, an aerodynamic, solar-powered package featuring an adjustable rear wing, side exhaust and 20-inch alloy wheels, the new Griffith TV definitely looks at the room.
Additionally, with a power output from an improved 5.0-liter Ford V8 Cosworth engine, it should have a respectable pace.
Using a custom clutch, steering wheel and ECU with a six-speed Tremec manual transmission, TVR says the sports car made of carbon fiber, steel and aluminum peaks at 1250 kg and is capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km / h) in less than four seconds and a maximum speed of 200 mph (322 km / h).
A more compact British sports car than the Jaguar F-Type, the 2017 Griffith TVR will be light years ahead of older TVR models, with AP Racing brakes with ABS, electric power steering, airbags and electronic stability control.
It will also run on custom Avon tires, specifically ordered by TVR for its brand new model – continuing a relationship between the two brands dating back to the late 1950s.
In addition, with TVR working closely with Gordon Murray Design Limited, the entire car was designed by the famous man behind the McLaren F1 who conquers all the time.
TVR says the first Griffiths series in 2017 will be limited to 500 “Launch Edition” cars, with custom wheels, a fully leather interior, a model-specific infotainment system and a unique all-in-one paint.
With prizes starting at around £ 90,000 ($ 146,000), the first of the sports cars built in South Wales is to be delivered to owners from the end of 2018.
Founded in 1947 by Trevor Wilkinson, TVR is an independent manufacturer of British sports cars responsible for iconic models such as Chimaera, Cerbera, Tamora, Sagaris, and of course, Griffith.
Speaking of which, the last time that TVR used the name Grifith was between 1990 and 2001, with about 2,600 cars produced before the end of production. It was also powered by a 5.0-liter V8.