TVR hasn’t produced a new car in about a decade, but it announced in June 2015 that it’ll manufacture four new sports cars over the next 10 years, one of which will debut in 2017. Apparently, 250 enthusiasts have been going stir crazy awaiting a new TVR model, as Autocar is reporting the manufacturer has already fulfilled its allotment for the model that’s set to hit the road in 2017.
What’s more, none of us – presumably including those who laid down the £5000 ($7,703) deposit — have even the slightest clue what this new sports car will look like. The only thing that I can think of is that this new car should be somewhat of an evolution in TVR’s styling from yesteryear.
While we don’t know much about its looks, new TVR ownership has given us a little bit of info on its powertrain. According to the report, the new TVR will come with a V-8 engine based on a block developed by Cosworth and a six-speed manual transmission that ships the power to the rear wheels.
All of this will sit atop a tubular steel frame with strategically placed composite material for added rigidity. Doing the handling will be an independent suspension and bringing thigs to a stop will be race-derived brakes.
Other than these small details, TVR is keeping its new model under a tight seal. The seal is so tight, in fact, that there is still no approximate release date for the first of its four sports cars, other than the year 2017. That adds to just how incredible it is that the revived brand has already sold out of its initial allotment.
For those worried that you may have missed your chance at getting a new TVR, you’ll be happy to learn that TVR plans to up its yearly production to about 1,000 to 1,500 units after this initial year.