Published on January 24th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
TVR goes carbon fibre for their next model
The iconic British sports car maker, TVR, has announced that carbon fibre construction options will be available when the car goes on sale in the coming months. TVR will offer a lightweight carbon fibre composite structure to feature on its latest full-production model, thanks to the revolutionary techniques of design legend Gordon Murray, and has confirmed that its initial limited edition production run of cars will feature carbon construction as standard.
Famous for his design leads in F1 and on road cars, Gordon Murray has developed an innovative ground effect aero chassis and body package using his innovative iStream® manufacturing methods. iStream® Carbon allows TVR to produce a revolutionary stand-alone tub and shell made from carbon fibre composite at a fraction of the cost that other methods allow.
Customers who have already placed a deposit will be delighted that all Launch Edition models made will be produced with the carbon fibre option. Subsequent cars produced will be available to be specified with the carbon fibre option package, with pricing to be confirmed. Both carbon fibre and the standard composite construction will be manufactured using iStream® design and manufacturing techniques, which simplifies the assembly process to allow greater flexibility as well as reducing cost and increasing the car’s safety and rigidity.
TVR recently sent out an update to the 300+ deposit holders for the new car, which included details of the ‘no-cost’ carbon fibre chassis option.