Tuesday, April 23, 2024

TVR Griffith Electric Sports Car Announced For 2024 Launch

It will follow the on-again, off-again V8 model.

Call us naive, but we remain optimistic that the TVR Griffith will see the light of day. The name-brand sports car from the 1990s was unveiled in a brand-new form in September 2017, however the business has yet to manufacture a single vehicle. Meanwhile, a fully electric version of the Ford V8-powered coupe has been announced for a 2024 introduction.

The firm’s decision to sponsor the Monaco and London E-Prix, which will take place on April 30 and July 30-31, respectively, was also unexpected. This surprise move comes after a mid-November 2021 deal with Ensorcia Metals, a South American lithium mining business. TVR announced at the time that it was working on “future powertrain choices” to complement the V8 sports vehicle.

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TVR Griffith Electric Sports Car Announced For 2024 Launch

Other details remain unknown, but TVR chairman Les Edgar told Evo magazine earlier this month that the gasoline-fueled machine will begin deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2023. A new plant near Cardiff, Wales, will be the site of production. Some paying clients have lost faith in the sports vehicle and have requested for their deposits to be refunded, according to the company’s CEO.

The Griffith debuted at the 2017 Goodwood Revival with a 5.0-liter Coyote engine producing 493 horsepower and a six-speed manual transmission sending power to the rear wheels. The sports coupe was based around Gordon Murray Design’s iStream process and touted as having a curb weight of less than 1,250 kilograms (2,756 pounds) distributed 50:50.

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TVR predicted a 0-60 mph time of roughly four seconds and a peak speed of over 200 mph (322 km/h) in terms of performance. The two-seater Griffith was about the same size as a Porsche Cayman, with 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels and double-wishbone suspension on both axles.

Currently, TVR is collecting £5,000 ($6,356) deposits for the Launch Edition, of which only 500 will be built.

Sources: AutocarEvo

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