Earlier this week, British sports car brand TVR unveiled their all new Griffith, their first car since their rebirth in 2013.
Before I go into performance numbers and specs, let’s just talk about how this thing looks. Oh my, I don’t have the words to describe it. The lines and the angles look insane, especially the rear end.
On to performance figures now. The Griffith is powered by a Cosworth Verizon of the 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 from the Ford Mustang – exact power figures are unknown, but considering the 1250kg mass and the 400hp/tonne power to weight ratio a figure in the neighbourhood of 500bhp or 373kW should be expected. These horses can push the Griffith to 60mph/97km/h in under 4 seconds (something its powertrain cousin can do too) towards a top speed of 200mph/322km/h. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Tremec six speed manual, that features a custom flywheel, clutch and ECU tune.
Sticking the TVR Griffith to the road are specially designed 235/35 front and 275/30 rear Avon tyres, paired with 20-inch alloy wheels. It also features 6-piston 370mm front and 4-piston 350mm rear AP Racing brakes, side exhausts and an adjustable rear spoiler. And, unlike older TVRs, the Griffith features ABS, power steering, electronic stability control and airbags.
The first 500 Griffiths will be ‘Launch Edition’ models, with unique wheels and paint, a different infotainment system and a full leather interior. Production will begin in late 2018. What do you think of the all new TVR Griffith? Let me know down below!