TVR Griffith unveiled: V8 two-seater marks official return of United Kingdom icon

Here's our best look yet at TVR's new V8-engined coupe

From a design perspective TVR owners of old will undoubtedly be happy with the outcome of the new model's look - and name, it's called Griffith - and it's fair to say it's a welcome antidote to the rather bland designs that litter our roads in 2017. Together with its return, the British brand also brings back the TVR Griffith as its new lead model. The new Griffith is said to have a maximum speed of more than 200mph, and a sub 4.0-second 0-60mph time.

That may still be some time off though, with him adding: "I think with electric cars, and the larger manufacturers in particular, there's nearly a stampede".

Embodying TVR's long-standing ethos of the Sprit of Driving - the principle of delivering an involving driving interface where the driver will always be fully in control - the new Griffith uses intelligent engineering over electronic driver aids.

The engine is a 5.0-litre Ford V8 "enhanced" by Cosworth.

You thought it was a mythical beast, one never to see the light of day again, only to be talked about in private social media channels, but lo and behold there is a new TVR and it's finally been revealed in all its V8-engined glory.

TVR Griffith
TVR premieres its 200 mph Griffith at Goodwood

Teaming a custom clutch, flywheel, and ECU with a six-speed Tremec manual transmission, TVR claims the carbon-fibre, steel, and aluminium sports vehicle tips the scales at less than 1250kg, and is capable of 0-60mph (97km/h) in less than four seconds and a top speed of 200mph (322km/h).

TVR says the Griffith has a power-to-weight ratio of 400hp per tonne and tips the scales at just 1,250kg.

Like any true TVR, the Griffith doesn't use excessive aerodynamic elements such as a big rear wing spoiler.

It will be priced from £90,000 in the United Kingdom with 500 Griffith Launch Editions scheduled for production in late 2018.

Have a look at the video below where TVR Chairman Les Edgar and designer Gordon Murray introduce their new supercar. It also has electric power assisted steering, which has been specifically developed for the new TVR Griffith, created to give it easy manouevrability at low speeds. A dry oil sump - which prevents surges of oil from adversely affecting the engine during high-speed cornering - also features. ABS and traction control comes standard unlike previous models. This should be enough for a 200+ miles per hour top speed and a sub four-second 0 to 60mph time. Large 19-inch wheels shod in 235/35 rubber sit up front and are joined by 20-inch wheels out back wrapped in meaty 275/30 rubber. Production of the TVR Griffith is expected to start by the end of 2018.

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