NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR ORIGINAL TVR TUSCAN
Race specialist CWR to revive memory of Tuscan with Titan coupe
Mr Smolenski's planned TVR revival isn't the only TVR resurrection going on at the moment - Midlands-based race specialist CWR has been hard at work building a racing reproduction of the original 1968 TVR Tuscan.
The car was unveiled at the Race Retro show in Warwickshire in March, where an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the car prompted CWR to look into the possibility of a road-going version.
"A lot of visitors to the show had heard about the race car and were very interested to see how it would look as a road model," says CWR's managing director, Mike Luck. "The CWR team have already started work on the modifications required."
The Titan will be powered by a 480bhp Chevrolet LS3 V8, with a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. CWR hopes it will also weigh-in at just 980kg, so performance should be pretty brutal. If you want one, CWR estimates that you'll have to shell out around £42,500 plus VAT for the privilege.
"We believe there is a market for this type of retro-looking performance car and I am confident that we can produce a competitively priced, well-balanced package that will reflect the heritage and style of the original car whilst respecting and preserving the divide between our version and original examples," says Luck. "It's a great advantage to have Chris [Schirle] as a member of the team and I am sure his experience will help us to produce a car that is very exciting to drive."