New TVR still under wraps!

New TVR still under wraps!

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DonkeyApple

35,874 posts

119 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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m4tti said:
DonkeyApple said:
They are also saying that what is under the cover is just a clay Buck and won't be revealed, which I hadn't appreciated.

At least Les has found a new jacket.
I guess this is a decent indication that the 2017 delivery date will slip.
I just don't know. I really do think it is all down to GM's iStream process. Earlier they seemed to intimate that the shell is one of the less key things as it just drops on the top but any such project is going to be a massive undertake to deliver on schedule!!!

Hopefully this weekend will see additional news.

Byker28i

21,718 posts

167 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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m4tti said:
DonkeyApple said:
They are also saying that what is under the cover is just a clay Buck and won't be revealed, which I hadn't appreciated.

At least Les has found a new jacket.
I guess this is a decent indication that the 2017 delivery date will slip.
Why? Did Les's jacket cost that much? biggrin

Boatbuoy

1,812 posts

112 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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m4tti said:
I guess this is a decent indication that the 2017 delivery date will slip.
Why?

m4tti

4,818 posts

105 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Boatbuoy said:
Why?
Didn't someone say earlier that they're displaying a clay model. At this stage if that's what they're displaying, they'd have a mountain to climb to deliver a vehicle or multiple of vehicles... Presumably as there's no car there... There's nothing To go through any form of type approval etc.

Add to that they're in the process of locating/re-locating and are running on a shoestring by all accounts.

madbadger

10,775 posts

194 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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DonkeyApple said:
HarryW said:
DonkeyApple said:
Are we to assume that the new car is to be called a Tuscan then? I take it that's the point of the image?
It would appear so, although I'd prefer Griffith...
It'll be interesting to find out. I think that Tuscan is the more 'TVR' name as although the second Griff was probably the most iconic of all TVRs in terms of brand recognition, the original was more a US creation in its roots whereas Tuscan is a brand that is as old but is pure TVR and the name of the iconic racers as well as the Le Mans cars and the last big seller for the road cars. It would also leave the Griffith name open for later use on a more expensive model?
Could be the motor show car will be the Tuscan with the griff being the sub £75k model.

DonkeyApple

35,874 posts

119 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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I'm not sure there will be anything below £75k. biggrin Last year the LE was touted as being sold at a discount with free extras, or similar, and now there is talk of the LE being at a premium to the main car.

V41LEY

2,477 posts

188 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Car under wraps is the wind tunnel tester

Digger

11,302 posts

141 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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When is the reveal?

FairfieldSteve

2,624 posts

115 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Les said the model is foam and plaster, clay model exists but is only 1/3rd scale.
Cars to be delivered back end of next year.

HarryW

14,799 posts

219 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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DonkeyApple said:
I'm not sure there will be anything below £75k. biggrin Last year the LE was touted as being sold at a discount with free extras, or similar, and now there is talk of the LE being at a premium to the main car.
Yes I clocked that snippet too, I think Les is in for a surprise when all those LE's deposits chop for the standard £65k car.....

DonkeyApple

35,874 posts

119 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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HarryW said:
Yes I clocked that snippet too, I think Les is in for a surprise when all those LE's deposits chop for the standard £65k car.....
If Autocar are accurate then that would be the logical thing to do. Unless they reckon they have enough deposits that losing half into the following year's demand is the logical step? God knows. I'd like to think it's all being very well managed but frankly it can be interpreted either way currently.

Byker28i

21,718 posts

167 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Byker28i

21,718 posts

167 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Apparently 1960's griff on the stand

HarryW

14,799 posts

219 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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I can actually see the carbon being standard tbh. They will be using recycled 'virgin' carbon, aka off cuts recycled. I suspect making it from scratch with laidup glass will be more difficult and expensive. But never let that get in the way of salesmen trying to maximise profits...

ruggy

38 posts

73 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Byker28i said:
Apparently 1960's griff on the stand
Saw it mentioned on another thread, think they borrowed this? http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/t...

Jurgen Schmidt

615 posts

151 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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I was there today, and it was brilliant to see them exhibiting alongside the big brands and also the niche markets, like Caterham and Morgan.

Clearly, there are TVR owners & enthusiasts who frequent this site, and know that TVR is back from the dead and are keen to know more about the new products coming out

Some of whom were chatting to Les today

But it became evident to me as to why TVR were also at the show today, because I overheard someone walking by the TVR stand who turned to his mate and said "I thought TVR went out of business...?"

Now he knows that they are back in business...

My wife noticed that at one stage, there were more people milling around the TVR stand than the Ferrari & Lamborghini cars opposite


smithyithy

4,626 posts

68 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Was Gordon there at all? I'd like to meet him

BJWoods

4,956 posts

234 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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As I remember it the LE cars were to come with a number of options as standard. And the price of the car would be less than ordering all the options on the Base car.. Not cheaper than the Base car.

It's shorter than an F-type, similar width. Bit taller than a Griffith.

HarryW

14,799 posts

219 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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For those that went today, was there anymore of the promised staged reveal over the show period, or was it the same as yesterday. Still trying to decide if it's worth the trip on Sunday?

NilsP

389 posts

67 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Byker28i said:
Apparently 1960's griff on the stand
Yes that's my father car.
Goes like stink biggrin
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