Britain’s wildest sports car brand is back! Following TVR’s decision to quit its Blackpool plant, the marque is in the hands of a German manufacturer who will start producing a new car from September.
Based on the platform of the TVR Sagaris, and featuring a modified version of the Tuscan bodyshell, the fresh model will use Corvette V8 engines producing 437bhp or 647bhp. TVR is still owned by Russian millionaire Nikolai Smolenksy. However, German specialist firm Gullwing is to take a minority share. And it will be in good hands – Gullwing also makes the official AC Cobra, and wowed the world last year with a replica Mercedes 300SL.
Boss Juergen Mohr is bullish about the new car: “Having been a TVR owner, I think this will be the best TVR ever,” he said. He also confirmed the company was planning new models, possibly with alternative drivetrains. “I can imagine everything, even electric-powered cars,” Mohr said.