New TVR Griffith Looks Even Better In The Flesh [31 Pics + Video]

Following a set of rather low-quality photos, TVR has released a new gallery of the reborn Griffith live from the Goodwood Revival’s floor.

TVR is finally back with an all-new Griffith, a lightweight two-seater sports car with the engine at the front and a manual gearbox to whip it.

Under the bonnet sits a Ford-sourced 5.0-liter V8 upgraded by Cosworth sending around 500hp via a Tremec Magnum XL six-speed manual gearbox to the rear axle. TVR claims an unladen weight of 1250kg, meaning the new Griffith will offer a power-to-weight ratio of 400hp/tonne while weight distribution is a perfect 50-50.

0-62mph (100km/h) comes in less than four seconds while flat out, the new TVR Griffith will do over 200mph (321km/h), placing it in the upper league of sports cars.

The chassis uses Gordon Murray’s iStream process, meaning a steel and aluminum frame with bonded carbon composite sections. The bodywork is also mostly made out of carbon fiber to help TVR achieve its targets.

The first 500 examples of the new TVR Griffith will be badged as special ‘Launch Edition’ models, priced at under £90,000 each. Deliveries are expected to begin in early 2019.

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  • roy

    Indeed it looks way better than the photos suggested

  • Mind Synthetic

    great to see it come back from the ashes

  • Karl

    Very well done indeed!

  • Six_Tymes

    nice details, and there are many. its unique.

    • pcurve

      yes, just enough craziness… love it.

    • Bash

      Exactly my thoughts… thats the TVR way, and i’m Lovin it. lol

  • Bond, James Bond

    Hope to see it in the next Bond movie.

    • Zandit75

      Aston Martin will have that sewn up.

  • europeon

    So, I guess I’m the only one that finds it horrible…

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      To me it looks like a cross between a BRZ and a Fiat 124 Spyder.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Not the only one but you could hold your convention in a very small room.

      • europeon

        The more I look at it, the more I see how uninspiring and simplistic (in a bad way) the design is, especially the interior, and how cheaply it’s made. I mean, AP Racing brakes for that kind of money?
        Most likely it’s going to be an interesting and very good car, but I was expecting so much more from TVR 🙁

        • Stephen Baxter

          why do you expect more. Aside from the cool factor, they have never been really great. I mean they are awesome lightweight fast shoddy construction parts bin kit cars with wild paint options, all pretty cool, but i would never have high expectations for them, if anything this is right on par with what one should expect(styling is hear nor there) from a TVR. It even reminds me a little of the grantura

          • europeon

            I was expecting more from the design. When I was a kid, they looked like UFOs to me, I was expecting that. This one looks like… a generic sports car.

  • Carlos Gamarra

    i really like how it came out tbh

  • Zandit75

    Such a tiny little gear shifter!

    • Big Black Duck

      well you ‘ve been practicing for years..i am sure you are now ready

      • Zandit75

        Uncalled for, but I did walk straight into that one!!

  • dumblikeyou2

    AWE SOME

  • James

    Only a brit could love an interior like that, its hideous

    • Eagle By Singer

      That honestly makes no sense. “Only a Brit could love an interior like that”. Go home, you’re drunk

  • Six Thousand Times

    The more I see…the more I love. Really even better than I was hoping for. The performance ought to be phenomenal.

  • Matt

    You can tell the design phase relied almost solely on CAD development (which is more economical than building multiple clay models of interior/exterior) which is why it loses some of that ‘organic’ appeal most sports cars have.

    The design doesn’t quite all fit together cohesively, and the dashboard is too blocky.

    I know it’s a low-volume build and of course TVR has never been known for quality construction, but this comes across a bit unfinished and a bit tacky. A shame really.

  • Big Black Duck

    its quirky and unique… i really like this car…my only issue would be the price point

  • eb110americana

    It’s attractive enough, but I really wish they had gone a lot more risque with the headlights and grille. They just don’t befit a 500 hp sportscar. Even a Miata looks like it could scare this thing under the table by comparison. The rest looks clean enough that it should appeal to a broader audience.

    • Big Black Duck

      i agree…wish they went with glass for the headlights…i can sense its plastic…I could be wrong..

  • Big Black Duck

    they should have sepent some $$ on a better logo. I like how the model name is in steel but flushed to the body panel (2:09) .i used to think about why cars never did this…

  • SteersUright

    Thats not a TVR. Proportions are great but a total loser in the details. Headlights suck, front looks like a BRZ/GT86, and former absolutely unique in-house engines are now tuned Mustang GT motors. A design hodgepodge of too many other sports cars, and all at a price point where one can get a slightly used and vastly more superior Porsche GT3 with a truly unique motor and athleticism this car could never match.

    • Denzel

      to be fair tvr when they first started did have their own engines either

  • Vassilis

    I still don’t quite like the front but it doesn’t matter. The rest looks great!

  • alexxx

    Looks fine…. except those front lights…maybe needs time to get used to…

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