Published: Sun, September 10, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

TVR Griffith unveiled at Goodwood Revival

TVR Griffith unveiled at Goodwood Revival

TVR has revealed its first new auto in over 10 years, and it is called the Griffith.

Have a look at the video below where TVR Chairman Les Edgar and designer Gordon Murray introduce their new supercar.

Promising to be fast, noisy and - most revolutionary of all for a TVR - well made, the 2018 Griffith looks the part with classic proportions, a powerful stance and plenty of distinctive styling cues, some new and some recalling TVRs of old. With a quoted weight of 1250kg, it works to around 500bhp.

Performance is something else TVR is being coy about, but it claims a 200+mph maximum and a sub four-second 0-60mph time. Built to a proprietary set of principles known as iStream, the Griffith's mechanical backbone is comprised of carbon-composite materials bonded to aluminium and steel. More sophistication is to be found in the Griffith's suspension setup, which features adjustable dampers, allowing owners to soften of stiffen the auto as they see fit. The steering is electric power assisted, yes you read that correctly, the TVR has an EPAS system.

Power is provided by is a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre Cosworth-enhanced V8 engine of more than 500hp, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Edgar says that while every auto fan has a TVR story, he also wanted to recreate "every man's super vehicle, with big bang for buck" referring to the marque's reputation for - at least off the lights - beating more expensive cars. Although the first edition of the press pack quotes no power or torque figures, TVR's official video created in conjunction with Goodwood states the engine produces 480bhp. It also has 50:50 weight distribution. ABS and a configurable traction control system are also fitted so the Griffith complies with European Type Approval.

2018 TVR Grifith
TVR premieres its 200 mph Griffith at Goodwood

It's small too. Measuring 4314mm in length 1850mm wide and 1239mm tall, it's similar in size to the current Porsche Cayman. TVR also promises there will be "more than adequate" luggage space, so long trips with you and a passenger will definitely be doable.

The Griffith has a portrait-oriented central infotainment screen and a digital instrument cluster.

TVR boss Les Edgar said: "This is the culmination of almost three years of tireless work and we're all proud as punch".

After a drawn out series of teasers, British sportscar manufacturer TVR has released its first brand new auto in 10 years. Production of the TVR Griffith Launch Edition should begin late next year, with pricing starting at £90,000 (about US$118,800). Its wheels are 20 inches in diameter at the rear and 19 at the front.

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