TVR Is Finally Back In Motorsport, And With An LMP1 Racer

Although it seems to be just a sponsorship deal at present, TVR is back in motorsport after a long absence

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British sports car maker TVR has announced a return to motorsport, partnering with the Rebellion Racing team to take on the premier class of the World Endurance Championship.

Rebellion had moved down to the LMP2 class for the 2017 season, but with a switch to a one-off 14-month ‘Super Season’ calendar spanning 2018 and 2019 this time around, the firm has rejoined the top table with lead sponsor TVR.

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The car has been unveiled by tweet, cheekily wearing the number one. An Oreca R-13 chassis with engine details yet to be revealed, its main target will be to challenge the one remaining LMP1 works outfit – Toyota – for outright race wins.

TVR last raced in the Le Mans series between 2003 and 2005 with a T400R racer in the GT2 category. The new move may not require a lot of technical input from TVR yet, but it signals an exciting intent.

The company unveiled its long-awaited new Griffith last year, powered by a Cosworth-tweaked Ford Mustang V8 engine.