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You Can Have Your New TVR Made From Carbonfibre

The slow drip feed of tantalising TVR details continues, with the reborn company announcing that carbonfibre construction using Gordon Murray's 'iStream' process will be available

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TVR - You Can Have Your New TVR Made From Carbonfibre  - News

It’s taken a while, but via various nuggets of news over the last few months, we’re getting a clearer picture of the new TVR sports car. We know it’ll be a coupe, we know it’ll look something like the image above, and we know it’ll have a Cosworth-tuned variation of Ford’s ‘Coyote’ V8, giving the car a power-to-weight ratio of around 400bhp/tonne. And today, we have another little detail to bring you: it’ll be made from carbonfibre.

That is, if you specify it as an option, or if you buy the Launch Edition model, which will have the posh carbonfibre bits as standard. It’s all done through Gordon Murray’s ‘iStream’ manufacturing process, which consists of a tubular steel chassis clad in panels - each made from two fibreglass skins sandwiched together with a honeycomb core.

TVR - You Can Have Your New TVR Made From Carbonfibre  - News

On the carbon-specced TVRs, the fibreglass will be swapped over for carbonfibre, again with two sheets of material sandwiched together with a honeycomb core. All this is said to be considerably more cost effective than a traditional carbonfibre construction.

Has this latest bit of information convinced you to buy one? You’ll have to get in line - the 2017 allocation of cars sold out way back in August.