TVR’s new 200mph sports car is set to make its debut at this year’s Goodwood Revival in a special launch event on Friday morning, at 8.30am (BST).
The reborn British car manufacturer says its new motor will go on display in the ‘Earls Court’ building at the Revival, and will be appear alongside a number of heritage models celebrating the marque’s 70th anniversary.
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The born-again car firm has been drip-feeding teasers of its all-new model for the last two years, with the car already being revealed to potential customers at an exclusive event. TVR has confirmed the sports car, which could be badged ‘Griffith’, will produce more than 400hp from its Mustang-sourced 5.0-litre V8 engine and hit 60mph in less than 4.0 seconds.
The latest teaser, expected to be the final ahead of the car’s full debut, is the most revealing yet.
TVR’s chairman, Les Edgar, said: “We are incredibly excited to be unveiling the new car at the Goodwood Revival. It’s the first time a global launch of a new car has occurred at the event, and it seems an entirely appropriate place for us to do it, with the marque’s motorsport heritage and an enthusiastic audience of dedicated car fans – and in our 70th anniversary year.
“After a series of secret private viewings organised for the benefit of existing customers for the new car, we know that we have a surefire hit on our hands, and very much look forward to seeing the public reaction in September.”
Prices will start in the region of £90,000, with order books for the first 500 cars said to be nearly full – meaning TVR plans to close them in order to save a few gaps following its reveal on September 8th. The timing of the reveal could mean it appears at the Frankfurt Motor Show the following week, although this hasn’t been confirmed.
Speaking on behalf of the Goodwood Revival, Lord March said: “We are delighted that TVR will feature so strongly over the Revival weekend this year. It is entirely fitting that TVR, as such an iconic British marque, should unveil what will be a very exciting entrant to the global sports car market at our iconic British event and I very much look forward to welcoming them to the Revival in September.”