TVR Partners with McLaren F1 Designer Gordon Murray
TVR has revealed that it will offer its first-ever, full-production, carbon-fibre construction on its all-new sports car, which utilises techniques developed by F1 and road car designer Gordon Murray.
The latter’s iStream Carbon system was unveiled towards the end of last year at the Tokyo motor show, where it was used on the Yamaha Sports Ride Concept sports car.
The system is a further evolution of Murray’s original iStream process and features carbon-fibre panels bonded to a tubular steel frame.
Using the iStream Carbon manufacturing process, TVR says it will be able to produce a stand-alone tub and shell made from carbon-fibre composite at a fraction of the cost that other methods allow.
TVR’s product and launch programme will see at least four new models in the market over the next decade, beginning with a special ‘launch edition’ that will feature the iStream Carbon technology as standard.
The former Blackpool-based carmaker is making a comeback after an absence of nearly ten years, having announced it was going back into production in June of last year.