We just received an email from Les Edgar of TVR with updates on all manner of things.
Some of the most interesting details of the upcoming production come when talking of the body and chassis.
One of the great advantages when using the Gordon Murray iStream technology is that the body design can be finalised much later than that of a traditionally ‘stamped’ car. The body is essentially non-structural and provided we don’t impinge on the structural hard points (God forbid – Gordon’s not one for compromise I’m happy to say!) can be finally finessed in tandem with the rest of the car.Speaking of the chassis, you may be aware that Gordon Murray announced at the Tokyo Motor show last month the introduction of
Speaking of the chassis, you may be aware that Gordon Murray announced at the Tokyo Motor show last month the introduction of iStream Carbon. I guess you may be wondering whether this amazing, exciting new technology will be available as an option on the new TVR…. well the good news is that IT WILL and (in line with our promises that early adopters would be treated exceptionally well) it is scheduled to be included as a NO COST option on the LE car!
On the subject of the Cosworth engine, there was a YouTube video made of its first official showing.
Future of TVR
Finally, for the near future, you can expect an update on the following early in 2016:
- Production – Factory location, ancillary benefits & timing; LE car order book closing details; order confirmations and relative queue positions
- Body Styling – further detail of the final design / packaging
- Performance – power and torque figures and minimum production deliverables for top speed and acceleration, and kerb weight
- Pricing – LE car pricing confirmation
- Options – confirmation of basic options including no-cost carbon LE
Note: Press release courtesy of TVR Manufacturing Ltd.