TVR is back. Well, almost. The iconic British brand of sporting madhattery first revealed plans of a comeback in 2013, thanks to new funding put together by computer gaming entrepreneur Les Edgar.
The new digital images reveal a return to the less maniacal TVR look of generations past, while retaining subtle hints of the brand’s more recent offerings.
There’s less Sagaris in this new look, and more of the classic 280i; albeit with a dramatically sleeker profile. (You’d also be forgiven for spotting a little Audi TT, a little GT-R, a little Jaguar F-Type...)
The company has yet to settle on a name for the new model, but it has plenty of options in the brand’s own past: Tuscan, Grantura, Griffith and Sagaris among them.
The new model’s body will be built from a tubular steel frame, utilising Gordon Murray’s unique ‘iStream’ process that promises to allow for high volume production at a fraction of the cost of conventional manufacturing and assembly.
Composite panels and aluminium will feature, and the company says it is aiming for a kerb weight of around 1100kg.
Power is expected to be provided by a Cosworth V8, and while its origin has not been revealed, Autocar reports that Ford or GM are the likely options.
The report adds that power figures in the neighbourhood of 335kW are planned, which should result in a 0-100km/h time below four seconds.
Edgar says the brand hopes to produce around 1000 cars per year. Pricing is still to be revealed.
Watch for the new TVR to make its official debut in the next year, ahead of a likely 2017 launch date.