TVR makes comeback but no new cars

TVR makes comeback but no new cars

British sports car maker TVR has made a comeback – but not in the capacity enthusiasts had hoped. TVR is now Russian-owned but Austrian-based and is rejuvenating second-hand models with new powerplants and new parts.

It’s an interesting option that sees TVR save money on any development of new vehicles but relies on existing owners desire to upgrade their vehicles. TVR is also sourcing used models itself and then updating them with General Motors’ 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine which pumps out a solid 317kW of power and 575Nm of torque.

With no new models planned choices are limited to the Sagaris, Tuscan convertible, Tuscan MkII, Cerbera, Chimaera and Griffith.

TVR fans had high hopes for the troubled brand when it was purchased by Russian businessman Nikolay Smolensky in 2004, but no new models have been revealed. This news may, however, come as a glimmer of hope.

TVR founder Trevor Wilkinson passed away in 2008, aged 85.

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