TVR Griffith : 200mph,1200 kg and 0–60mph in less then 4 secs

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  1. RocZX

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    Anything is possible.
     
  3. Tornado

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    "Engine we haven't decided on" means "we haven't hammered down the details on how much we have to pay GM."
     
  4. Leonidae@MFT

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    Oh no.. No pushrod motors for TVR. They're known for their DOHC motors.
     
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    Good to know TVR will be back.
     
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    Like the ones they used that were sourced from Rover throughout the entirety of the Wheeler era? Or the ones that they sourced from Ford in the decade prior to that?




    Because as far as I can tell, the only engine TVR made that had any cams up top (nevermind two of them) before they started making their own came from this:

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    Still better than anything GM can come up with :p
     
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  8. Tornado

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    GM did come up with the Rover V8.

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  9. Leonidae@MFT

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    I was speaking of the inline sixes. Also, weren't the AJP-family motors TVR's own instead of licensed?
     
  10. Beeblebrox237

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    Hail Britannia! Now it's back to making poorly thought out, crude, unreliable sports cars. Yay!
     
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  11. Mike Rotch

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    :rolleyes:.

    Probably best not to get into car stereotypes, ya think?
     
  12. Leonidae@MFT

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    Indeed..
     
  13. YSSMAN

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    Well, if you're doing it right, you either get a variant of the LT1 or you get a variant of the Coyote. I don't think TVR has a significant choice here. It'd be the easiest way to go in terms of price and performance, unless of course they decide to get crazy and buy a forced-induction version of what GM and Ford offer.

    Actually, now that I think about it, an EcoBoost V6 might be too refined.
     
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    About 2-years ago I saw a red Sagaris at a car show in Florida. So cool.
     
  15. Zenith

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    Car stereotypes aside, what will they do differently this time from a business standpoint that will ensure that their company stays afloat? The performance and quality of the cars are almost irrelevant.
     
  16. UrieHusky

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    Well.. I wish them the best of luck and I'm glad that this 'revival' brings job opportunities to the British populous, however I'm concerned about the scope of the new owner; how they intend to keep the company afloat and making profit..

    Though from what they've said so far they seem to have a good vision, so I guess that's something.
     
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    Good. Hopefully they will do something productive with it, unlike the clueless Russian who previously had his paws on the brand.
     
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    Had the pleasure of being behind a red Sagaris, whilst in traffic yesterday evening.. forgot how great they look and sound. Must have been a good omen.
     
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    Whey, the rollercoaster splutters onwards once more. :D

    Make cars instead of windmills?
     
  20. MisterWhiskers

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    I love TVR. I remember a particular TVR that was was purple in Forza 2, and boy was it a fun car.
     
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    I think it would be fun for them to use the Chrysler Hemi V8 instead of the 'easy choice' GM or Ford powerplant. Ideally, they'd sort the Speed-Six engine properly and use that, but I don't think they'll ever get that engine reliable with their capital.
     
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    Seeing as the Veyron cracked 1000bhp a long time ago and most hypercars are in the 900bhp range, maybe it's a good time to dust off the Speed 12 project? That would really kick TVR back off with a bang.
     
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    I'd love to see the Speed 12 project dusted off, or maybe something like a new Cerbera, (Cerbera 4.2 is easily the fastest car iv'e ever been in.. acceleration felt like a rocket ship! :crazy:)
     
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    TVR's new owner has interview with Top Gear
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    Shame TVR won't actually be coming home :( By that I mean Blackpool.
     
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    I happy to hear that they are working hard to get TVR back up and running again.
    I can't wait to see the new car!
     
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    Good to hear they're finally shifting into action. I wish Edgar and the new research and development team the very best over the next few years. Hopefully that static prototype evolves into a working model fit for the road instead of ending up like so many other TVR concepts of the past.
     
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  28. Eunos_Cosmo

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    I'm glad "sound and throttle response" are prime considerations for the engine. It's refreshing to hear.
     
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    Do you need me to ask my total-best-friend from TVR that I met in Birmingham NEC and can totally remember the name of and who told me stuff even though he suspected I was a journalist?
     
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    I would have thought What'shisname from TVR already gave you - a non-journalist - ALL the inside info on the matter. Including that stuff about a possible Speed Six comeback.