New Details Released on Born Again TVR Sports Car
TVR has released more details about its all-new V8 sports car. The news comes ahead of its official public debut at the Goodwood Revival event next month.
Weighing in at 1200 kg and equipped with a 5.0-litre V8, TVR claims the new car will deliver a power-to-weight ratio of 400 bhp per tonne. Such a figure, if true, would see the car beat all of its closest competitors. For example, the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the limited production Aston Martin Vantage GT8 generate 364 and 293 bhp per tonne, respectively, while the Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe and Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale provide 339 and 257 bhp per tonne.
TVR has further confirmed that the Cosworth-engineered Coyote V8 engine will be mated to a manual gearbox.
Reversing the trend towards increasing vehicle dimensions, TVR also says the new front-engined, two-seater will be the most compact model in its class, measuring 4300 mm long (199 mm less than a Porsche 911) and 1271 mm tall (43 mm less than a Jaguar F-Type).
“We have been ambitious and rigorous in establishing performance benchmarks for our new car”, says TVR’s manufacturing boss, John Chasey. “Our intentions for power-to-weight, size, practicality and quality standards were set high from the very start. We know that the new TVR must be able to compete at the very highest levels, and I’m delighted to say that the car has met or exceeded all of our own, very exacting requirements, hands down.”
The reborn TVR has been developed in collaboration with famed car designer Gordon Murray.