TVR’s 2017 Sports Car Is Sold Out Despite Not Existing Yet

A man drives his sports car 26 November

-TVR is back from the dead, again, again, and its already having some sales success—despite the fact that it doesn’t actually have a car yet.

That’s the word from Autocar, which reports that the newly revived British sports car company has accepted deposits for every car it plans to build in 2017. All 250 of them. The sports-car marque will continue to take £5,000​ deposits (around $7700 at today’s exchange rate) for vehicles it plans to build in 2018.

“This a heart-warming situation we find ourselves in,” TVR chairman Les Edgar told Autocar. “We are mindful that we have taken deposits from customers who have not even yet seen official pictures of the car. We look forward to revealing more details soon, and to all our customers who have shown their faith I can promise that the new car will exceed expectations in every way.”



While the car’s design hasn’t been revealed yet, it will be designed in collaboration from Gordon Murray, iconoclast engineer and maker of the McLaren F1, and will feature a Cosworth-built V-8 engine sending power to the rear wheels through an honest-to-goodness six-speed manual. It’ll be built using Murray’s iStream construction method, devised for the designer’s T25 and T27 city cars, with what Autocar describes as a steel tube chassis with lightweight composite and aluminum body panels. The British magazine claims the car will weigh less than 2500 pounds and deliver “450 to 470 hp, plus a magnificent exhaust note.” The upcoming sports car will be the first of at least four new TVR models the company plans to unveil.

This story originally appeared on roadandtrack.com via TTAC.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s