By Tim Burton
The new TVR Griffith will be a future car in my garage, a new Shmeemobile, but where is it and when is it coming?! Let's have an update with Les Edgar to find out how things are going during an event at Topcats Racing. Up to this point not too much has been seen of the new British sportscar, so join me for this special and exclusive opportunity for a first ever ride on board to get a feel for what it's about.
When the TVR Griffith was first presented at the Goodwood Revival around a year ago, I went for the unveil and announced to you that I would be adding one to my garage. TVR as a brand is roaring back and to do so they have partnered with Gordon Murray Design for the iStream chassis, with Cosworth for the 5.0 NA V8 and with other partners to bring it together. The car will produce over 500hp and weigh around 1,250kg with a manual gearbox - a perfect recipe for driving enthusiasts.
As Les and the team are working to bring effectively a new brand into the market, they have a lot of challenges and hurdles to overcome. It was always going to be a big project but the news is now coming through and tenders for the factory are progressing. It's hard to predict at this stage when my car will arrive, but we are talking somewhere maybe in early 2020 but I will certainly be doing my best to bring you more updates as and when I can.
A big thanks goes to Les and the TVR team, and of course to the fantastic team at Topcats Racing for hosting the event and making arrangements for this video. Give them a follow at: