Since TVR’s factory closure there has been many suggestions and rumours of the firm getting going again. Initially production was to be moved to Eastern Europe to cut production costs however the latest story is that German company Gullwing will be building the new cars. Gullwing currently build a replica of the classic Mercedes Benz 300SL as well as the latest AC Cobras.
The new car will be a roadster based on a traditional TVR chassis while power will come from a Corvette sourced V8. That means horsepower figures over 500hp and possibly 638hp if the supercharged LS9 engine is used. Sounds like a proper TVR then.
AC owner Alan Lubinsky is reportedly in on the deal as well as Russian TVR owner Nikolai Smolenski. Aims are to sell the cars worldwide, with America being the main target. There is even talk of a hybrid model that would allow the use of an automatic transmission presumably to meet environmental regulations.
Rumours suggest the new TVR will make its public debut as soon as the Goodwood Moving Motor Show in July.