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2018 TVR Griffith Spyder gets rendered

Have you ever thought about how awesome it would be to have a 2018 TVR Griffith Spyder? Well, now it won’t be farfetched. Barely a month after TVR unwrapped the much anticipated Griffith to the public, top-notch restyling service company E. Milano reimagined the classic two seater sports coupe into a more exciting convertible. The revision shows a sleeker exterior design by disregarding the C-pillar and windows from the original model—as you can see from the picture here. Despite the British manufacturer having revealed no plans of coming up with a new Spyder version, for sure, many will find this idea pretty interesting.

TVR, as we know, is an independent British company that makes high end sports car and it was once acclaimed as the third biggest specialized sports car maker in the world. E. Milano on the other hand has been renowned for its tagline---“raising the bar with every car” as the company offers services focusing on custom car body modifications from Italy. According to its website, it is no longer about owning a unique sports car, rather it’s about owning an exotic vehicle that drives and looks differently from all the rest of the exotic cars out there. Well, that proves a good point.

For those who want a little more information about the coupe, the new Griffith is a classic front-engined two seater bearing the British marque’s traditional design while differentiating itself from the usual retro styled models. With respect to its 70-year heritage, however, TVR retains some of the classic details evocative of its glorious past and combines it with the latest designs and technologies. By partnering with Gordon Murray and Cosworth, TVR introduces the new generation of Griffith in the market.

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TVR reveals the new Griffith at the Goodwood Revival

TVR has finally pulled the cover off the Porsche 911's rival - the Griffith, at the Goodwood Revival. TVR is owned by a group of private millionaires, and has been fronted by Les Edgar, a computer gaming company when they bought it four years ago. TVR has been around for 70 years now, and it was only in 2013 when the current owners began a lengthy restoration process of the sports car marque.

Now, the first new car the company has revealed since its revival is the two-seater Griffith, taking inspiration from the original TVR Griffith and the Tuscan, but with advanced aerodynamics. The model is built on a platform that uses Gordon Murray's innovative iStream architecture. David Seesing is the man who works as the go-between of TVR and Gordon Murray, and he says that maintaining the relationship of both companies is his main priority.

The two-seater has an iStream structure that features inner panels of carbon fiber bonded into the steel frame for durability, while keeping its weight down to 1250kg. Overall, it has a 50:50 weight distribution.

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Brit marque TVR files trademark for Griffith name, hints at revival of iconic sports car

British automotive manufacturer TVR has been working overtime on a new sports car, ever since the then-owner Nikolay Smolensky decided to sell the company to a syndicate of businessmen headed by Led Edgar, a millionaire British entrepreneur. The up-and-coming sports car will bear the codename "T37", and the still unnamed automobile will be unveiled later this year. To be specific enough, it will be welcomed by the public this September.

TVR’s comeback in 2013 started off with the announcement that it would be producing exceptional sports cars. Four years have passed since that day, and now it filed for a new trademark that indicates that the British marque is seeking to raise from the grave one of its most coveted models. TVR supposedly filed a trademark for the Griffith label, Autocar revealed. By now it is still not known whether the trademark will be used for a production model, a concept, or both.

TVR’s application for this trademark specifically mentioned motor cars and parts or fittings for motor cars included in class 12. This is giving us a clear indication that the British automaker is back in the game, that it is ready to make waves this year.

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TVR drops plant to resume production

The plan to resume production of the TVR sports car has been dropped by owner Nikolai Smolensky, a Russian investor who is based in Vienna. For many years, numerous TVR prototypes have been built but Smolensky now admits that the sports car project can no longer be viable due to high costs and customer demands. He said that he will be transferring the name to a new venture that produces portable wind turbines. In 2004, Smolensky purchased the Blackpool-based company for £15 million, according to rumors. Its operations were unsteady until it had to stop production at the end of 2006.

Operations shifted to Austria over challenges with retrenchments and assets sale. In Austria, Smolensky was able to build three prototypes, making him optimistic that he could bring TVR to the modern era. These prototypes are: a Tuscan Mk2 convertible that had a 400bhp Corvette LS3 engine, a Cerbera that had a BMW twin-turbo V8 diesel, and a GT350 with a 100kW electric motor. He claims that all of them worked well but then, the costs to make them had been too high and they would have to be priced between £100,000 and £200,000, which didn’t make sense.

Smolensky shared that he once entertained the idea of entering a deal with Caterham Cars to get support for a manufacturing operation. The problem was that he didn’t have confidence that the cars would sell well. Those who already have the TVR car don’t have to worry about spare parts since they would still be available at Performance Engines, Racing Green and TVR Power. For now, Smolensky doesn’t plan to sell the TVR name but he is open to proposals. [source: Autocar]

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