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Published on January 29th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair

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TVR Griffith Set To Hit The Road In 2022

The TVR Griffith gets a launch year. Which is better than nothing at this point.

It’s hard to believe the first time the TVR Griffith was confirmed for production was all the way back in 2017! Production was supposed to commence by late 2018, but this did not go as planned. In 2019, it was revealed that EU regulations had prevented TVR’s production from commencing.

By that time, Brexit was already in motion and the company promised that production would commence in 2020. We all know how THAT year went for car manufacturers…

Well, now it looks as if things might be on the up and up for TVR. The company’s CEO, Les Edgar confirmed that TVR has secured two loans and will put cars in the hands of owners by 2022. These loans come from the British government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and from a short term marketplace lender called Fiduciam. It’s not clear how much financial assistance TVR are getting from the British government, but that private loan amounts to about 2 million GBP.

Since it has been so long, we thought we might refresh your mind as to why the TVR Griffith is so… cool.

  1. It was designed by Gordon Murray, the man behind the McLaren F1. Gordon Murray has moved on to carry out his own impressive project in the meantime
  2. It sits on a carbon composite chassis. This structure is called iStream, but it was not designed by Apple in California. It too was created by Gordon Murray
  3. It has a 50:50 weight distribution and tips the scales at just 1300kg, which is impressive given what it has under the hood and modern safety standards
  4. What it has under the hood is a 5-litre Ford Coyote V8 engine tuned by Cosworth to deliver 500hp!
  5. All that power gets sent to the rear wheels
  6. It will only be available with a 6-speed manual transmission
  7. If successful, TVR will bring to market other variants of the Griffith
TVR Griffith cutaway model

TVR has already secured approximately 500 orders, each costing £5,000 to book and £90,000 to buy. Let’s hope this rebirth of the TVR brand goes well.

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In the meantime, check out some of the benefits of Gordon Murray’s iStream chassis:

  • It employs Formula One technology with all of its benefits and none of its prohibitive costs
  • Cost-effective flexibility enables a single production line to assemble 
  • diverse iStream® vehicle variants with different powertrains
  • Compact, quiet and low-carbon, an iStream® production site require up to 80% less investment than traditional assembly plants
  • An iStream® vehicle exceeds current Euro NCAP passenger and pedestrian impact regulations
  • An iStream® vehicle delivers a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions over its entire lifecycle compared to its traditional rivals

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