New TVR still under wraps!

New TVR still under wraps!

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m4tti

4,716 posts

102 months

Tuesday 15th January
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phazed said:
I got to Day 3 on dry January and gave up.

I decided life was finite and at my age, why bother.

Maybe Les is thinking the same about the update?


Well as a Christmas treat to myself I bought 10 mini kegs, and 40 cans of thatchers gold, so drank about 130 pints over the two weeks.

In light of that I took the executive decision to stick with dry January hehe

V8 GMS

714 posts

162 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Good on yer Matti - I've stayed off the vino so far as well! With the money I'm not pissing down the toilet, I could be tempted to buy a Griff deposit - Hmmm..


PGNSagaris

2,172 posts

113 months

Tuesday 15th January
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m4tti said:


Well as a Christmas treat to myself I bought 10 mini kegs, and 40 cans of thatchers gold, so drank about 130 pints over the two weeks.

In light of that I took the executive decision to stick with dry January hehe
Mother of God m4tti. That is Herculean.

eekeek

I’d be dead. Simple as that.

rev-erend

20,111 posts

231 months

Tuesday 15th January
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9 pints a day for 2 weeks, not bad. Good effort.

m4tti

4,716 posts

102 months

Tuesday 15th January
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rev-erend said:
9 pints a day for 2 weeks, not bad. Good effort.
Yeah that’s what I though. A little under 10 pints a day over the festive season. I thought everyone did that hehe

Andre the giant used to drink a 100 cans a day hehe



Edited by m4tti on Tuesday 15th January 16:11

RBV8

322 posts

178 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Article I spotted today in Autocar. I'm still positive!


glow worm

4,312 posts

174 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Amazing this thread started 4 weeks before the EU referendum day (23rd June 2016) and neither is resolved but they both choose today

THE 15th Jan 2019 as the day for a big announcement …. well maybe NOT … maybe sometime soon … or sometime NEVER biggrin

Edited by glow worm on Wednesday 16th January 09:22

natben

2,722 posts

178 months

Tuesday 15th January
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I wonder if the big announcement is that the car is not going to happen. Would it be a shock?. Maybe they have exhausted all avenues for funding and have drawn a blank. I hope not as I would love to see the car delivered to customers but maybe they realise that it is a bigger job than they initially thought. They gave it a good go but in the end it was just not viable with the sort of legislation were starting to see against the combustion engine and it will only get worse.


Edited by natben on Wednesday 16th January 16:20

Gazzab

17,210 posts

229 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Joint venture with Tesla to produce an electric sports car for the global market.

dvs_dave

5,613 posts

172 months

Tuesday 15th January
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A Griffith ‘S’ with the 700hp flat crank GT500 powertrain including the dual clutch gearbox for £150k spin

Hypercar Killer.....idea

bullittmcqueen

837 posts

38 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Congrats on Brexit, what a show !!

Brexit and the new TVR are totally interchangeable. Everyone wants one, but everyone wants a totally different one. Takes way longer than expected, lot's of chaos and uncertainty and in the end it vanishes or hits the wall.

The cherry on the irony is, that Brexit might actually truly end the TVR dream.

New GT 500 looks menacing, was one of the contenders should the TVR not materialize. But it's hard swallowing the transmission as there is no manual. Also, the supercharger sound is totally not doing it for me. Been also following the new Supra (not as an option, just curious, as the prototype looked great), but they utterly ruined it.

So, TVR you listen ? Go, we need your car !!!!






unrepentant

19,357 posts

203 months

Tuesday 15th January
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RBV8 said:
Article I spotted today in Autocar. I'm still positive!

That's pretty apt.

This whole thing has had a bit of a whiff of Fred Karno (I resist the urge to say Bernie Madoff) about it. The whole concept of taking deposits off people for a product that not only doesn't exist but has not even been properly sourced and then to keep them in the dark seems to be either extremely amateurish or more than a bit iffy.

bennno

5,864 posts

216 months

Tuesday 15th January
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dvs_dave said:
A Griffith ‘S’ with the 700hp flat crank GT500 powertrain including the dual clutch gearbox for £150k spin

Hypercar Killer.....idea
Hopefully not, its should be much safer than earlier TVR's and will have ABS and Traction Control.

TwinKam

1,289 posts

42 months

Tuesday 15th January
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bennno said:
dvs_dave said:
A Griffith ‘S’ with the 700hp flat crank GT500 powertrain including the dual clutch gearbox for £150k spin

Hypercar Killer.....idea
Hopefully not, its should be much safer than earlier TVR's and will have ABS and Traction Control.
I think you misread that last comment, bennno rotate

m4tti

4,716 posts

102 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Well that was the 15th out of the way.. and no update. All things considered.


bullittmcqueen

837 posts

38 months

Wednesday 16th January
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m4tti said:
Well that was the 15th out of the way.. and no update. All things considered.

Guys, i know you're enjoying this and i really don't want to ruin your bad mood, but if i recall correctly, it was only the official confirmation for the assignment of the refurbishment which should be out "around" the 15th. Also, they wanted to present more stuff by the end of January (or a week or two thereafter).

So, the 15th is not exactly a deadline !?


N7GTX

4,105 posts

90 months

Wednesday 16th January
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This is the problem. The last update said they would tell us the works were under way on or shortly after the 15th January. So we should be a bit more patient - 'or shortly after'. Of course, putting definite dates does not help the cause as we all home in on them.
That aside, still no 'update' on the big reveal (exciting funding or joint venture or whatever) that was promised quite a while ago now, which in itself was promised in the previous 'update'.
Just wish they wouldn't keep missing their (own) deadlines.

8nil

585 posts

159 months

Wednesday 16th January
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bullittmcqueen said:
Congrats on Brexit, what a show !!

Brexit and the new TVR are totally interchangeable. Everyone wants one, but everyone wants a totally different one. Takes way longer than expected, lot's of chaos and uncertainty and in the end it vanishes or hits the wall.

The cherry on the irony is, that Brexit might actually truly end the TVR dream.

New GT 500 looks menacing, was one of the contenders should the TVR not materialize. But it's hard swallowing the transmission as there is no manual. Also, the supercharger sound is totally not doing it for me. Been also following the new Supra (not as an option, just curious, as the prototype looked great), but they utterly ruined it.

So, TVR you listen ? Go, we need your car !!!!
Dry January is a waste of time for deposit holders. Ha! Sanity is only to be found in the midst of a Dalmore 18!

I did read in "Track n' Road" or some other confederate flag waving p1sh that the head of Ford Performance was quoted that (in reference to the GT500) "The customer base is telling us that a manual box is essential, and we are hearing that loud and clear"

So a manual box could rock up, making it a compelling option.....


Edited by 8nil on Wednesday 16th January 07:20

bullittmcqueen

837 posts

38 months

Wednesday 16th January
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8nil said:
Dry January is a waste of time for deposit holders. Ha! Sanity is only to be found in the midst of a Dalmore 18!

I did read in "Track n' Road" or some other confederate flag waving p1sh that the head of Ford Performance was quoted that (in reference to the GT500) "The customer base is telling us that a manual box is essential, and we are hearing that loud and clear"

So a manual box could rock up, making it a compelling option.....


Edited by 8nil on Wednesday 16th January 07:20
That would be cool. I just couldn't get myself to driving a paddle-car, 700hp or not. Snake looks really evil, but i'd still prefer to have the Griff by far.

N7GTX

4,105 posts

90 months

Thursday 17th January
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Oh come on Les, ffs, at this rate I'll find watching May v Corbyn more exciting.

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