TVR Griffith Revealed — The British Brute Is Back

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Reborn British supercar marque TVR has revealed its all-new Griffith sports car at the 2017 Goodwood revival. The new Griffith marks the 70th anniversary of TVR's founding in 1947.

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TVR Griffith Revealed At 2017 Goodwood Revival

The new TVR Griffith's design is inspired by the sports car of the same name which was in production from 1991 to 2002 but it features more aerodynamic work for better performance.

The production of the new Griffith will begin next year with deliveries starting in 2019. The new TVR Griffith is priced at £90,000 (Rs 75.65 lakhs).

TVR Griffith Revealed At 2017 Goodwood Revival

Powering the all-new TVR Griffith is a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated Coyote V8 used by the Ford Mustang. However, the engine has been tuned by Cosworth and gives the Griffith a power to weight ratio of 400bhp/tonne.

The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox which sends power to the rear wheels. TVR claims a 0-100kph sprint time of under four seconds and a top speed in excess of 200mph (322kph).

TVR Griffith Revealed At 2017 Goodwood Revival

The new TVR Griffith is 4,314mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,239mm tall and weighs in at under 1,250 kg thanks to the carbon fibre body. The TVR Griffith has perfect 50:50 weight distribution and the engine is placed behind the front axle of the new sports car.

TVR Griffith Revealed At 2017 Goodwood Revival

The Griffith sits on a new platform that uses Gordon Murray's (the designer of the McLaren F1) designed iStream architecture and features carbon-fibre inner panels bonded with the steel frame for extra rigidity.

The Griffith features double wishbone suspension with adjustable coil-over dampers front and rear and electrical assistance for the power steering along with a flat floor for better aerodynamics.

TVR Griffith Revealed At 2017 Goodwood Revival

The Griffith features ABS and a configurable traction control system and the sports car sits on 19-inch wheels up front which are fitted with 235/35 tyres while the 20-inch rears get 275/30 rubber. One rather quirky feature of the Griffith are its side venting exhausts sitting behind the front wheel arches.

TVR Griffith Revealed At 2017 Goodwood Revival

The first 500 TVR Griffith cars will be in 'launch edition trim' and some are still available to purchase for £90,000 (Rs 75.58 lakhs). The 'launch edition' TVR Griffiths will feature a full leather interior along with a portrait-style infotainment system.

TVR Griffith Revealed At 2017 Goodwood Revival

DriveSpark Thinks!

The TVR Griffith marks the resurrection of the craziest of all British sports car brands. TVR, the former Blackpool based carmaker (now based in Surrey) is now under new ownership and while the Griffith shows that it ready to unleash its craziness once more on the world.

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Story first published: Friday, September 8, 2017, 15:10 [IST]
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