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Interest in a new TVR sports car set to launch in 2017 has been so high that the waiting list will open from midday today.

In an email sent to potential customers, the reborn British manufacturer said the deposit scheme would help plan initial production quantities, and “allow people who are genuinely interested in what is definitely the most hotly anticipated new sports car in a decade to book a slot in the queue.”

The manufacturer is keeping quiet on details about the new 2017 TVR, which is being produced in partnership with Gordon Murray and Cosworth.

In the email, TVR’s chairman Les Edgar said: “This is not because that detail is as yet undetermined, rather because we will only announce specifications when we are 100% confident in their accuracy – this has always been our policy. However, we will be releasing details as they are confirmed via our website, through the motoring press and, of course, by email to everybody who has registered for information on the new car.”

The email did reveal that the car, which will be built in the UK, has been codenamed the T37.

The refundable £5,000 deposit can be placed online via TVR’s website or over the phone on 0330 120 0032 – but the manufacturer has asked that no one phones the deposit line seeking more details, as they won’t get them.

Members of the TVR car club who joined more than six months ago will benefit from a reduced deposit of £2,500 if they place it before the end of July 2015.