TVR will look to relive the glory days of British sports cars, with confirmation that the brand has returned to British ownership.
The carmaker’s website stirred the rumour mill when the message “never say never” appeared on the front (and only) page.
This was followed by “roaring back” and today the website proudly announces “The distant rumble of rumour has turned to thunder, and TVR is back in Britain”.
Initial reports that the naming rights had been purchased by Les Edgar - a Surrey-based entrepreneur - have proven correct, with Mr Edgar breaking the news in an interview with Top Gear UK.
“We've done a lot of background work," Mr Edgar said. "This wasn't a snap decision. We have the money to do it, and we have a unique collection of people with business acumen and passion."
Mr Edgar is the director of “TVR Automotive Ltd”, and he promised that the born-again TVR would “carry forward the DNA of the brand”.
"You can't let these great brands disappear or go abroad," Mr Edgar said.
"The starting point was ‘let's get it back'. There's a huge amount of passion with the TVR brand. You'd be hard-pushed to find a British car brand that generates so much passion."
No news yet on what the comeback model will be, but keep watching TMR as the TVR story continues to unfold.
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