TVR has had a long and winding road to return to the global automotive market. TVR had disappeared and reappeared after being acquired in 2013 by Les Edgar.
A prototype V8 engine in collaboration with Gordon Murray and Cosworth was revealed in 2017. It has now been confirmed that the sports car has finally reached production, with an electric version to follow.
And while the British manufacturer is known globally as a sports car maker, things will change after the brand’s official return in 2024. Electric sedans and SUVs will follow suit after their sports car launch.
“But most importantly, we now have the right investment and the right route to build a sustainable future with electric vehicles, which is where Daniel Layton and his company come in. We are ready to get to work in the factory and build towards the launch of our newest car in 2020. 2024,” said Edgar.
Daniel Layton is the chairman of the Ensorcia Group whose subsidiary Ensorcia Metals which is a South American lithium manufacturer reached an agreement in mid-November 2021 with TVR, and cooperates in the production of the TVR EV sports car.
The TVR Griffith V8 sports car, which will debut before the electric version, will use a platform designed by Murray. The TVR Griffith will use a 5.0-liter Coyote engine with 493 hp sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. The EV version will also use the same platform.
However, TVR is said to be in talks with a “very well-established and world-leading” partner for its future model platform. If this works, it could support upcoming sedans and SUVs.
For now, what is certain is that TVR will not stop at the V8 and EV versions of the Griffith, with the aim of becoming the world’s top luxury car manufacturer.