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TVRís return complete with Griffith reveal. Image by TVR.

TVRís return complete with Griffith reveal
Reborn TVR Griffith costs £90k, can do 200mph+ and features clever aerodynamic trickery
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What's all this about?

We've finally got the first look at - and the name of - the revived TVR's first model. And, in a nod to the marque's recent past, the newcomer is going to be called the Griffith.

Where was it first shown?

TVR took the wraps off the Griffith MkII at the Goodwood Revival, where it showed the car in its £90,000 Launch Edition specification with a full leather interior and bespoke alloy wheels. A total of 500 of these will be built and a lot of them have already had deposits slapped down. TVR also showed off a Griffith in a pace car livery and strongly hinted at a return to motorsport, far sooner than later.

OK, do we have any more facts on the TVR Griffith for 2017?

Thanks to the involvement of Gordon Murray Design's iStream architecture, the Griffith weighs in at just 1,250kg, has high torsional rigidity and boasts 50:50 weight distribution. TVR also claims it is only the second front-engined car to have a completely flat underfloor, one of several features that make it aerodynamically efficient and capable of generating downforce. Beyond that, it's broadly what we already knew.

Which is...?

That motor up front is a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre Cosworth-enhanced V8, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and sending drive to the rear wheels. Headline, if rather vague, stats so far include 0-60mph in less than four seconds, a power-to-weight ratio of 406hp-per-tonne and a top speed in excess of 200mph.

Oof. What does the company have to say about this?

TVR chairman Les Edgar said: "Today's unveiling is the culmination of nearly three years of tireless work by the team, and we're all proud to be able to show the new TVR Griffith to the world. This is unmistakably a TVR, a British muscle car that's as awesome and brutal as it is charismatic and refined. Importantly, the new TVR offers levels of technical sophistication, comfort, reliability and practicality never seen by the brand before."

Matt Robinson - 8 Sep 2017

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