TVR: Now they've got a price list...
£100k for a Chimaera? Funny thing is, they ain't joking
TVR seems to be more serious than at any time over the past few years about its latest 're-birth'. Because not only is there the (semi-)swanky new website we showed you a few weeks back; they've now also added a price list.
But this is where it gets a bit ridiculous. Because to get yourself a 'new' TVR, admittedly complete with 430hp LS3 V8, will cost you £99,600. Whether it's a Sagaris, Tuscan, Griffith or Chimaera. That's the same price as a nearly-new 997 turbo, or a brand-new Jaguar XKR-S.
But it's not all ridiculous prices and general silliness - the 're-engineered' cars (ie what happens if you submit your own TVR) range from £12k for a simple engine conversion to £36k for a job that includes engine, brakes, a 'reinforced' gearbox, heavily tweaked suspension, a re-worked body and a full interior refurb.
Thanks to R44DOR for bringing the new price list to our attention via this forum post
£12k for the engine conversion isn't bad but £100k for a 90's alternative to the Boxter (of that era) but with more go.... I think someone has forgotten the whole point of what a TVR was.
Porsches, Astons and Jaguars will probably be around for as long as I remain to have a license. This, though, may be the last chance to spec a proper car the way you want it to be rather than some Eurocrat's idea of what I 'need'...
Why you wouldn't just make the loveliest Ultima GTR instead!?
And it leaves you £45k for a new Aston Martin Cygnet.
What was the most expensive TVR from the Blackpool era?