The British exotic manufacturer has decided to return to the primetime sports car hour slot with all-new supercar – appropriately rekindling the Griffith name – ready for road and track experiences.
The brand is well known for its tempered sports cars, and we’re happy to report they are coming back with a bang – not the accident type one, we hope. The company now has new ownership and they appropriately decided to present their revival model at the… Goodwood Revival show. The Griffith name has been chosen for this new era, because even after a more than a decade-long hiatus the moniker is beloved by fans all around the world.
That name was used not only for the 1990s roadster doing smoky burnouts with the help from a Rover V8, but also for the Ford-powered race car of the 1960s, driven among others by Jack Griffith. Back to modern times, the mechanical story goes as follows: 5.0-liter Cosworth V8 packing 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) per tonne, a six-speed manual to handle the 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) sprint in no more than four seconds and a maximum speed of 200 mph (322 kph).
More so, the engine is using a dry sump and its front-mid placement brings a very low center of gravity and perfect 50:50 weight distribution. The design guru Gordon Murray has been implicated in the design, and his company’s new construction technique described as “iStream” has been used for the new TVR Griffith – the model in itself has a tubular steel frame with bonded carbon-fiber panels and tips the scales at a mere 2,755 pounds (1,250 kilograms). The TVR Griffith gets a Launch Edition as is customary now, costing £90,000, with production slated for late next year.