It’s been a while now since British sports cars manufacturer TVR made any waves. The last car they made was the bonkers Sagaris and that was almost more than 10 years ago now. The company has announced that they would be unveiling its new car at the Goodwood Revival in Sept, the first time any car manufacturer has done so.
Before that, they’ve returned with the latest teaser and while it doesn’t reveal much, it sure does make you drool as your imaginations run wild. While the previous teaser indicated that the new TVR would come with side exhaust outlets, this time it showed that a manual transmission would be available.
The transmission is expected to be mated with a naturally-aspirated, Cosworth-developed Ford V8 engine. Output figures have been estimated to be around 400 hp, with the new TVR weighing around 1,200 kg. If that is true, its power-to-weight ratio of over 400 hp per tonne would the highest in its class – beating the likes of Porsche’s 911 Turbo S and Jaguar’s F-Type SVR coupe.
0 to 100 km/h should be brisk, expected to be under four seconds with a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h). Could you imagine the brute force that comes with that kind of performance? Imagine rowing through the gears with that slick gear knob to a screaming Cosworth-engineered V8, we’ll just that sink in.
If you look closely, what’s also revealed are the knurled knobs positioned in almost similar fashion to Ferrari’s 488 GTB, one of Autobuzz’s 2016 Car of the Year and even the lastest Ferrari 812 Superfast that we got to personally try out at Ferrari’s test track recently.
“Over the past year, TVR has been conducting extensive performance and durability tests of its Cosworth-developed, Ford Mustang-derived 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine, most of them in a previous-generation TVR Cerbera lightened to simulate the weight of the new car. Performance has been described as electrifying,” as reported by Autocar UK. Autocar UK also provided in its report a short clip of the engine being test in a dyno room.