New TVR still under wraps!

New TVR still under wraps!

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HarryW

14,737 posts

214 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Also any more info on the Cosworth lump, American tuners are making an easy 500hp from the Coyote with off the shelf parts exchanges, most direct from Ford Racing.

Boatbuoy

1,805 posts

107 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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m4tti said:
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.
Whatever is under the cover does not have to have relevance to launch date of a production model. Who's to say that the mock up wasn't built in good time? It could have been sat around In their studio for weeks. In the meantime a huge amount of development work could have been continuing in parallel, and producing tooling for body moulds doesn't take long at all these days. In the Wheeler days the foam bucks became the plugs that the moulds were taken from, but I'd be surprised if that's the case here. This mock up can tour the show circuit while the production plugs and tooling continue to develop.

After all, that's a process that Murray has had previous experience with 20 years ago. McLaren launched the F1 with a non working 'clinic' model!

mr shifty

249 posts

115 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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What car is in that cutaway at the back below the TV screen?

HarryW

14,737 posts

214 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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mr shifty said:
What car is in that cutaway at the back below the TV screen?
A very poor blow up showing iStream on the new car with a V8 badged as TVR Cosworth.

m4tti

4,602 posts

100 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Boatbuoy said:
Whatever is under the cover does not have to have relevance to launch date of a production model. Who's to say that the mock up wasn't built in good time? It could have been sat around In their studio for weeks. In the meantime a huge amount of development work could have been continuing in parallel, and producing tooling for body moulds doesn't take long at all these days. In the Wheeler days the foam bucks became the plugs that the moulds were taken from, but I'd be surprised if that's the case here. This mock up can tour the show circuit while the production plugs and tooling continue to develop.

After all, that's a process that Murray has had previous experience with 20 years ago. McLaren launched the F1 with a non working 'clinic' model!
I'd like to agree but what I know from rumours in the city of how this is financed and other noises say different.

Milky400

1,880 posts

123 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Jurgen Schmidt said:
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

This...

Not sure they have marketed the brand well enough. Everyone should know about it, it needs to be driven home into people's minds. Was talking to a colleague in the week who is a mad biker and off to LeMan with his petrol head mate in his lotus, neither were aware and still assumed that the Russian had long buried the company.

SHARKBITEATTACK

28 posts

42 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Silvernoble883 said:
Me as well but don't agree with you on how cars look, British and Italian sports cars on the whole look fantastic, American and Japanese sports cars on the whole look crap IMO.
Lol you crack me up. Apparently its fine if it uses an american engine but god forbid that it looks like an american car...

DonkeyApple

34,422 posts

114 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Milky400 said:
Jurgen Schmidt said:
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

This...

Not sure they have marketed the brand well enough. Everyone should know about it, it needs to be driven home into people's minds. Was talking to a colleague in the week who is a mad biker and off to LeMan with his petrol head mate in his lotus, neither were aware and still assumed that the Russian had long buried the company.
I'm sure that is the case but on the other hand, all I am getting every time I take my car out this year is people coming up to me almost every time I park and asking me if they can look at the new TVR or how I'm enjoying it etc. So from my experience of the last month or so is that a lot of people who don't know TVR that well are aware that something new is coming and are seemingly pleased when they think they think they've seen it to come and say hello.

HarryW

14,737 posts

214 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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DonkeyApple said:
I'm sure that is the case but on the other hand, all I am getting every time I take my car out this year is people coming up to me almost every time I park and asking me if they can look at the new TVR or how I'm enjoying it etc. So from my experience of the last month or so is that a lot of people who don't know TVR that well are aware that something new is coming and are seemingly pleased when they think they think they've seen it to come and say hello.
Out of interest DA were you approached at all about using the Typhon in any of the build ups? It has the lineage, carbon bonded steel frame etc and therefore has the source DNA for the new car...

bort

46 posts

134 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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I'd like to agree but what I know from rumours in the city of how this is financed and other n
oises say different.



So tell us what you know then , what's the budget?

DonkeyApple

34,422 posts

114 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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HarryW said:
Out of interest DA were you approached at all about using the Typhon in any of the build ups? It has the lineage, carbon bonded steel frame etc and therefore has the source DNA for the new car...
I don't think any of us have been approached.

plfrench

1,419 posts

213 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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Enjoyed having a look around today and was very impressed with the amount of time Les spent talking to the sizeable group of interested people at the stand. He came across as very approachable and with a good sense of humour... I loved the single word he used to sum up how the new car will be; "outragous". He also said he "aspires to be the underdog".

If first impressions count for anything, then I have a very good feeling about this yes

V41LEY

2,445 posts

183 months

Friday 6th May 2016
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C'mon you lot - they have a strategy - like it or loathe it - all will be revealed in due course.
i was there today and thought it was great Les was fronting up (on his own) the stand and
sharing facts with enthusiasts.
i.e. Apparently the car is completely flat underneath to add to the aero effects.
Why show a car when they are not ready ? If anyone went today and looked at the
dreadful Bentaygo ? Rear door had dropped about 2 inches and didn't close properly.

TVRJAS

2,390 posts

74 months

Saturday 7th May 2016
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The Rebirth video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWDZmsirO1s

I don't seem to have sound,or if there isn't any i think there should be.

Pupp

9,715 posts

217 months

Saturday 7th May 2016
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Whatever it sounds like, it'll be an echo...

zooooom

1,290 posts

205 months

Saturday 7th May 2016
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Do we have a time for the unveiling ?

plfrench

1,419 posts

213 months

Saturday 7th May 2016
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zooooom said:
Do we have a time for the unveiling ?
Summer 16

Byker28i

19,164 posts

162 months

Saturday 7th May 2016
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NilsP said:
Byker28i said:
Apparently 1960's griff on the stand
Yes that's my father car.
Goes like stink biggrin
Beautiful car - lucky man.

Byker28i

19,164 posts

162 months

Saturday 7th May 2016
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plfrench said:
Enjoyed having a look around today and was very impressed with the amount of time Les spent talking to the sizeable group of interested people at the stand. He came across as very approachable and with a good sense of humour... I loved the single word he used to sum up how the new car will be; "outragous". He also said he "aspires to be the underdog".

If first impressions count for anything, then I have a very good feeling about this yes
Talking to Les for sometime at Neil Garners open days last year, he talks a good talk and leaves you with positive feelings. Then he got up on the stand to talk to owners/enthusiasts. He didn't have to do that but was asked and agreed. Gave a good 30-40 min talk on the subject, sort of answered questions, although guarded.

I might ask the same questions when we go tomorrow.

Byker28i

19,164 posts

162 months

Saturday 7th May 2016
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V41LEY said:
C'mon you lot - they have a strategy - like it or loathe it - all will be revealed in due course.
i was there today and thought it was great Les was fronting up (on his own) the stand and
sharing facts with enthusiasts.
i.e. Apparently the car is completely flat underneath to add to the aero effects.
Why show a car when they are not ready ? If anyone went today and looked at the
dreadful Bentaygo ? Rear door had dropped about 2 inches and didn't close properly.
Side exiting exhausts in the front wing, cats in there as well, to allow for the flat floor and aerodynamics. Ground effect over 80mph, were all things talked about by Les last year. He said then the issues were in packaging the necessary electronics etc. The easy bit was putting a drive train etc into the body, it was adding all the other modern requirements and making it look neat.
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