By Stewart Smith on 2017-09-08 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
All-new TVR Griffith
ICONIC British sports car maker TVR has unveiled its all-new 200mph-plus sports car, the TVR Griffith, at the Goodwood Revival.
The Griffith is the first new TVR to be launched since the company was resurrected in British hands.
The new Griffith stays true to the brand's rich heritage, while employing cutting-edge engineering the exterior has been designed to be as striking as it is aerodynamically efficient.
With a silhouette is accented by deep air intakes the Giffith is designed to generate high levels of downforce and cooling.
The new Griffith uses 'intelligent engineering' over electronic driver aids and is only the second front-engined production car to feature a flat floor.
It has a full ground-effect aerodynamic package to ensure that the car remains stable at high speeds to deliver exceptional handling.
Powering the new TVR Griffith is a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre Cosworth-enhanced V8, which gives it 400bhp and it is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The new TVR Griffith achieves a top speed of more than 200mph, and accelerates from 0-60mph in less than four seconds.
Using Gordon Murray Design's iStream architecture with carbon composite structure and body panels, the Griffith weighs only 1,250kg, has high torsional rigidity and a perfect 50:50 weight distribution.
The new TVR Griffith unveiled at the Goodwood event in Sussex was presented in Launch Edition specification, which includes a full leather interior and custom alloy wheels, as well as special paint options and a bespoke infotainment system.
Starting from £90,000, production of the new TVR Griffith Launch Edition will begin in late 2018.
Les Edgar, TVR chairman, said: "Today's unveiling is the culmination of nearly three years of tireless work by the team, and we're all proud to be able to show the new TVR Griffith to the world.
"This is unmistakably a TVR, a British muscle car that's as awesome and brutal as it is charismatic and refined. Importantly, the new TVR offers levels of technical sophistication, comfort, reliability and practicality never seen by the brand before."
TVR also previewed the new Griffith in a striking pace car livery, signalling the brand's intention to return to the racetrack in the very near future.
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