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TVR Will Reveal A 200mph, 1200kg Weapon This September

It's been confirmed that the all-new coupe from TVR will make its debut at the Goodwood Revival in September

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The long-awaited rebirth of TVR is almost here. Today, the company announced that it’ll at last reveal an all-new car at the Goodwood Revival on 8 September. Oh, and they mentioned it’ll do 200mph.

The accompanying teaser image reveals that the car will have tasty side exit exhausts (we like), and the current information offered up by TVR promises a 1200kg machine with around 400bhp-per-tonne (meaning a 480bhp engine output, if you do the math) and a 0-60mph time under four seconds.

The whole recipe reads like a petrolhead’s ideal wish-list: light weight, V8 power, and yes, a manual gearbox. It won’t be cheap but should sit in the market quite competitively - the 500 carbonfibre-festooned launch edition cars being built will each weigh in at £90,000.

The bonkers Sagaris was the last car built by TVR
The bonkers Sagaris was the last car built by TVR

It’ll be built using Gordon Murray’s iStream manufacturing process, based around a tubular steel chassis clad in panels made from fibreglass ‘skins’ sandwiched together with a honeycomb core. Meanwhile, the car’s near 500bhp output will come from a Cosworth-fettled version of Ford’s Coyote 5.0-litre N/A V8.

TVR has weathered its fair share of financial storms during a turbulent 70-year history, and indeed hasn’t made a car in over 10 years now. The brand was purchased by a consortium led by Les Edgar in 2013, and now it’s finally looking like the TVR name is back on track.

Let’s hope they pull it off.