Hear the new TVR Griffith roar in candid testing video

TVR fans have been patiently waiting for the first proper glimpses of the resurrected supercar turning a wheel in anger since the news broke of its rise from the ashes in 2013.

The wraps were officially taken off the 500bhp speed machine at the Goodwood Revival event earlier this year but now the private millionaires' consortium behind the machine has released teaser snippets of the car in action.

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Although the clip fails to reveal too much about the car's personality, the menacing Porsche rival can be heard emitting a deep, bassy and very V8-y burble from its madcap side exit exhaust pipes.

As a reminder of the project, it will use Gordon Murray's innovative iStream architecture, which sees carbon fibre inner panels bonded to a steel frame for added rigidity and crash protection.

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True to Murray's lightweight mantra, the remainder of the bodywork is also fashioned from carbon fibre to keep weight down to a very impressive 1250kg.

There's a 5.0-litre V8 engine residing underneath the bonnet, pinched from the Ford Mustang, which has been tuned by Cosworth to develop 500bhp.

See the Griffith testing below:


With an all-important 400bhp/tonne power-to-weight ratio, it means the all-new Griffith will be able to hit 62mph from a standstill in under four seconds and go on to tickle the 200mph mark.

True to TVR's original USPs, the new Griffith shuns trick electronics, fancy gizmos and technological driver's aids in favour of good old-fashioned engineering prowess.

This means double wishbone suspension at the front and rear (similar to the recently resurrected Alpine A110) and a forward thinking 'flat floor' for additional aerodynamic high-speed stability.

According to TVR, diehard fans of the badge have largely snapped up the first 500 cars but it expects the production model to cost around £90,000 when it goes on sale in 2019.

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