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Friday 11th November 2011

TVR: Back in business (there's even a website)

'Reborn' TVR does 'reborn' TVRs... if you see what we mean...



Some of Nikolai Smolenski's wilder ideas about the resurrection of TVR may not have come to fruition, but his plans to re-vivify existing models are now in full swing, and there's even a sparkly new TVR website to prove it. Complete with a new logo (all right, a rehashed version of the 1954 original, if we're being picky).

Just in case you missed our previous story on the subject, TVR will now source you a used TVR - anything from the 90s Griffith right up to the most recent Sagarises - overhaul and upgrade it (including upgraded brakes and an updated dash), and plonk in a 6.2-litre LS3 GM V8 and a 5-speed 'box, giving 430hp and 420lb ft.

Alternatively, existing owners can upgrade their cars to the same sort of spec. The big question is, of course, do we really want the old Rover V8s and AJP motors dumped in favour of Chevrolet lumps, however powerful they might be...?

And our most childish observation of the day? TVR's base camp, according to the new website, is in Braungasse, Vienna, which we believe translates as 'Brown Alley'. Snigger...

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MrKipling43

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Austria. What a load of bullocks.

lionrampant

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So he's definitely moving the work out of the country...

Fantastic. >.<

Stew2000

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Based in Austria?

Riggers

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lionrampant said:
So he's definitely moving the work out of the country...

Fantastic. >.<
Well, not quite - from the looks of the website the upgrade work (for UK customers certainly) is done by TVR Power in Coventry...

TinyCappo

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PH said:
The big question is, of course, do we really want the old Rover V8s and AJP motors dumped in favour of Chevrolet lumps, however reliable they might be...?
Fixed that for you :P
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Stew2000

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I like the idea of bringing back the previous models.

RoseyG21

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It always makes me feel angry whenever news on TVR is reported. I have a picture of an injured animal being torn and tossed around by more-money-than-sense a**eholes. I wish they would sell it to a british car company who will re-ignite the TVR flame.

Riggers

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BarnatosGhost said:
"re-vivify": To bring back to life something that has already been brought back to life?

wavey
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re·viv·i·fy (r-vv-f)
tr.v. re·viv·i·fied, re·viv·i·fy·ing, re·viv·i·fies
To impart new life, energy, or spirit to. See Synonyms at revive.
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CTE

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If TVR had fitted the LS 1 etc in the cars in the first place then perhaps the company might still exist? A sorted Griff with 430hp....sounds fantastic to me...you can stick the asthmatic Buick lump wherever you like as far as I am concerned.

V41LEY

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Hardly 'sparkly' !

The Spruce goose

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don't racing green and companies like this do this already with a proven record.

So basically set up near Germany to appeal to the likes of Weismann type of buyers looking for British Muscle cars..

Can you rape the tvr name anymore..

Edited by The Spruce goose on Friday 11th November 16:25

BarnatosGhost

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Riggers said:
BarnatosGhost said:
"re-vivify": To bring back to life something that has already been brought back to life?

wavey
someonlinedictionaryorother said:
re·viv·i·fy (r-vv-f)
tr.v. re·viv·i·fied, re·viv·i·fy·ing, re·viv·i·fies
To impart new life, energy, or spirit to. See Synonyms at revive.
type
Oh no. It's a dictionary-corner smack-down for this smart-alec. Busted. paperbag __ read

Err, how are you Matt? Long time no speak etc.etc. Doh.

Uhura fighter

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TinyCappo said:
PH said:
The big question is, of course, do we really want the old Rover V8s and AJP motors dumped in favour of Chevrolet lumps, however reliable they might be...?
Fixed that for you :P
Given how well Pistonheads marked 100 years of Chevrolet, I don't think it matters.......

Mastodon2

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What a load of crap. TVR won't be "Back in business" as far as I'm concerned until they actually design, manufacture and then sell some new cars.

TVR500Morgan

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Dump an AJP8 ?? you can dump them all in my garage if you want. I'd rather have a Rover 500 engine all day, if you spent the money on that engine that you spend fitting and buying a brand new Chevy into it you could get 450BHP no problems and its an all aluminium engine. I really hope something good happens to TVR soon though

Riggers

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BarnatosGhost said:
Oh no. It's a dictionary-corner smack-down for this smart-alec. Busted. paperbag __ read

Err, how are you Matt? Long time no speak etc.etc. Doh.
I'm good - feeling smug right now wink

Joking aside all is good, however. Well, it will be once a few teething issues wit ha certain well-known car sales website have been fully resolved.

But I digress - we're supposed to be talking about TVRs here... smile

Riggers

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Uhura fighter said:
Given how well Pistonheads marked 100 years of Chevrolet, I don't think it matters.......
Strangely, I'm still waiting on responses from those interview questions. Perhaps they were a bit tough...

jimbro1000

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Prejudices aside - I'm happy to see more support for TVRs instead of less. I'm almost scared (well not really but more sort of a niggling worry) to take mine out these days in case things start to go wrong.

What does boil my waste water is the low grade english on the shiny new site. Why can't people proof-read before they publish?

k-ink

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If TVR are not loyal to the UK, then they cannot expect the UK to be loyal to TVR.

Shame, as solid engines in TVRs was an obvious solution - a decade overdue.

Riggers

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jimbro1000 said:
Prejudices aside - I'm happy to see more support for TVRs instead of less. I'm almost scared (well not really but more sort of a niggling worry) to take mine out these days in case things start to go wrong.

What does boil my waste water is the low grade english on the shiny new site. Why can't people proof-read before they publish?
Us, or forum posts? If us, please specify, and we will seek out and destroy... tank

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