TVR Griffith V8 And EV Will Finally Launch In 2024, Apparently

The British-made sports car isn’t quite dead yet, according to TVR. Let’s wait and see
TVR Griffith V8 And EV Will Finally Launch In 2024, Apparently

Five long years ago, in the winter of 2017, British sports car firm TVR announced its intentions to relaunch with a new V8-powered Griffith sports car. Safe to say that things didn’t exactly go as planned for TVR, and we’re still yet to see a Griffith roll off the production line. There’s no actual production line or factory yet. However, TVR has now announced that the Griffith isn’t dead in the water quite yet, and the car could finally hit the roads in 2024. The company also claims that there’ll be an electric version and even an electric TVR SUV.

The new Griffith’s delays and setbacks have been caused by a variety of problems, including Coronavirus and a series of issues at the South Wales-based production facility. However, a new factory could be on the cards after the British sports car firm repaid its Welsh government loan. Once that’s sorted, production of the Griffith might finally commence.

TVR Griffith V8 And EV Will Finally Launch In 2024, Apparently

The firm recently announced plans to focus its developments on building electric cars, in order to appeal to a wider audience. An electric version of the Griffith is being mooted, helped by a recent partnership with a lithium mining company. That’s ambitious enough, but the Brit brand also hinted at electric saloon and SUV models. No technical details have been suggested for the Griffith EV yet.

See also: Don’t Wait For The New Electric TVR Griffith, Buy A V8 Griffith 500 Instead

Plans still include a Griffith with a 5.0-litre nat-asp V8 (the Ford Mustang’s Coyote engine with a bit of tinkering by Cosworth) and a six-speed Tremec manual gearbox. The engine will produce up to 480bhp - enough power to propel the Griffith from 0-62mph in less than four seconds and reach a top speed of 200mph, TVR claims.

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The original prototype’s bodywork is made from carbon fibre, and the carbon-composite structure helps the V8 Griffith tip the scales at just 1250kg, giving the Griffith a healthy 400bhp per tonne to play with. A 50:50 weight distribution is also being promised, alongside double wishbone suspension and adjustable coil-over dampers at the front and rear.

For all of the setbacks and delays to the Griffith, the car’s gorgeous looks can’t be understated. It was love at first sight when we first caught a glimpse of those mean-looking side exit exhaust pipes, streamlined body shape and that frankly enormous rear diffuser. We just hope that TVR can live up to its promises and eventually make this project a reality.


Nishant Dash

Wow!! Just beautiful. And it’s a manual! And oh that V8.. Kudos TVR!

09/08/2017 - 08:41 |
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Kaczpru Drozdowski

I want to make love to it.

09/08/2017 - 08:42 |
4 | 0

Yes yes yes! From the annoucment of the TVR revival I am waiting for this moment!!! Its way better then I have imagined! Goodbye PornHub, Hello TVR Griffith!!!

09/08/2017 - 08:48 |
16 | 0

Those side exhaust tips! Anyone considering the likes of the F-type R and 911 Carrera better take a look at this first.

09/08/2017 - 08:50 |
68 | 2

Even those exhausts are fake. You see a nice tip, and a little tube inside.

09/08/2017 - 11:07 |
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Freddie Skeates

It’s every bit perfect, except for the electric power steering

09/08/2017 - 08:53 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by Freddie Skeates

It shouldn’t even have power steering XDXDXD

09/08/2017 - 09:27 |
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German Perfectionist

Wow, TVR seriously did a great job on this. If there’s one car that could save them, this is it!

09/08/2017 - 08:53 |
46 | 2

True, they should make a convertible also… If this doesn’t sell well, they’re really dead.

But they have to advertise the sh*t out of it, because the f-type and cayman are already two different especies of perfection

09/11/2017 - 11:01 |
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Georg Blink - RevolutionArts

Well that’s one beautiful car.

09/08/2017 - 08:57 |
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Ali Mahfooz

Please please please please please let there be the iconic Reflex purple paint! 😍😍😍

09/08/2017 - 09:00 |
204 | 0

Wasn’t it called Chromaflair or something like that?

09/08/2017 - 09:14 |
60 | 0

I’m not for one minuet saying it’s ugly, it is beautiful. But, it looks like a GTA knock off of a jaguar f type. Sorry tvr. 😔

09/08/2017 - 09:05 |
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The TallDutchmen

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

It looks more like an modern LFA to me. But it is hard to make a original design for a cheaper car.

09/08/2017 - 15:28 |
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Umair Malik

Trevor’s outdone himself with this one

09/08/2017 - 09:15 |
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