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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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New TVR Griffith Reveal

Since it's been over a week and no one else has posted this, here you go! Not sure what I think of the styling but it could be the most sorted TVR in history. OK, that's not saying much, but I am a fan of the marque. BTW, it's not currently scheduled for the USA but it will be available in LHD so you never know.

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I see trouble from the following:

1. The underwhelming response at the Goodwood Revival was stunning and spoke volume.

2. Gordon Murray's twilight years have left evocative styling behind. The original vision for this (see below) morphed into an SLS clone with no trademark TVR styling cues.

3. The base price all but guarantees insolvency is (sadly) once again on TVR's horizon.
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The styling seems a bit ordinary.

Did TVR ever sell in North America?
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I thought they could have done better with the design.

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Did TVR ever sell in North America?
They sold cars in the US until the mid-80s, I think. Pretty sure that the 280i/Tasmin was the last.

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They sold cars in the US until the mid-80s, I think. Pretty sure that the 280i/Tasmin was the last.
The last official US model year was 1987 with the 280i. In fact some of the designated '87 models were actually re-VIN'd '86 models. What was a bit frustrating was that north of the border John Wadman continued to import the newer models for several years afterward. Thankfully, with the 25 year import rule, many of those cars are now eligible for registration in this country. There are a scant few around.
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I actually like it. I think the styling will age well. Gordon Murray has designed the innovative chassis not the exterior styling. Of course, the outlandish styling of the past may be one reason why they have a loyal following.

The price listed is for the Launch Edition models which are optioned to the hilt with CF chassis etc. I think they are planning a lower cost version that will launch soon.

I love the English innovation and creativity. I hope TVR can make a good run and get them over to the US.

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Be thankful Lotus have Geely for financial and logistical support!

One and a half years later and the "new" Griffith is delayed again. This time blame falls on the EU laws regarding state funding for TVR's would-be factory. I can't see TVR roaring back to life even at the early 2020 projections.

TVR Griffith Delayed Until 2020 Due To EU Regulations
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I really like this. Anything with a kill button? Does that stop the motor or kill the speed limit?

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I really like it. The views we got doesn't have any quirky angles as most TVRs have had, but it looks nicely proportioned and it appears to be pretty small. Gordon Murray's involved? Count me in.
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This guy has a face that gives me the urge to slap and a personality to match, but this is a pretty good video of the styling, sound, and power of the car.

I really think it's nice looking. Most cars today are far overstyled, with character lines, multiple creases, enormous grills, weird pointy noses, fake vents and are generally oversized. This car is refreshing. Simple, smooth, functional. A MANUAL TRANSMISSION.
Plus, there are some incredible sounding Astons near the end.

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I currently own a 1970 TVR Vixen. If they're brought here to the USA, I'll get one. Would make a great retirement gift to myself.

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