TVR unveiled the Griffith in September 2017 with the intention of commencing deliveries early this year. Sadly, that date has been pushed back until 2020 as the Welsh government purchased a three per cent share in the car manufacturer, meaning it was required to take EU-wide bids for the renovation of its factory in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.
Will the Griffith be worth the wait? On paper, it certainly seems fitting of a TVR badge and is shaping up to be unlike any other sports car on the market.
For starters, it uses a Ford-sourced, naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 tweaked by Cosworth and pumping out 500 HP sent to the rear wheels courtesy of a Tremec Magnum XL six-speed transmission. Aiding in the vehicle’s performance is the fact that it only weighs 1,250 kg (2,755 lbs), giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 400 HP per tonne, while the 50-50 weight distribution should provide a balanced handling.
The Griffith presented in these renderings show the sports car with a set of flared arches and gold aftermarket wheels. In addition, the ride height has been lowered significantly and there’s a massive ducktail spoiler stretching off the rear, although the show stealers are the eight independent throttle bodies popping out of the hood.