New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 2)

New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 2)

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Granturadriver

211 posts

206 months

Monday 9th September
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El stovey said:
Every article about the car has mainly negative comments about its looks.
I think I missed that. Which articles do you mean which included such comments? I do not remember any article mentioning that. Despite from articles about the new AM Vantage. smile

V6 Pushfit

10,703 posts

55 months

Monday 9th September
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phazed said:
I know it’s from this angle and the colour all adds to it but for me, this is exactly the right shape and size of a usable car for the English roads. A sort of sensible sized dodge viper.

The colour red on the prototype has never done it any favours in my opinion.
Agreed, as a complete package it's a lovely looking car.

Wacky Racer

31,510 posts

192 months

Monday 9th September
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bullittmcqueen said:
phazed said:
I know it’s from this angle and the colour all adds to it but for me, this is exactly the right shape and size of a usable car for the English roads. A sort of sensible sized dodge viper.



The colour red on the prototype has never done it any favours in my opinion.
I very much like everything from all angles about it in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo-Rccip5Es

And after looking at it for 5 times again, i say: build the damn thing !!
This. Absolutely stunning in that colour.

dvs_dave

5,585 posts

170 months

Monday 9th September
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Wacky Racer said:
This. Absolutely stunning in that colour.
Yes, it was a SERIOUS error of judgement releasing it in that red. It looks SO much better in darker colours.

If it’d been released in that classic TVR reflex purple, I think things would a lot further along by now.

V6 Pushfit

10,703 posts

55 months

Monday 9th September
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dvs_dave said:
Yes, it was a SERIOUS error of judgement releasing it in that red. It looks SO much better in darker colours.

If it’d been released in that classic TVR reflex purple, I think things would a lot further along by now.
As we’re into personal choice here if the front was like a hillman imp, rear formed as a boat tail and painted with a nice rainbow a la recent events, it’s quite clear that TVR wouldn’t be in the fix they are and be up to the Mk2 off the production line by now. Why oh why don’t they listen? Tsh

Monkeylegend

16,347 posts

176 months

Monday 9th September
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I don't think looks are the issue.

They clearly have not put forward a viable business plan in order to attract enough funding for both the current car and any longer term viability of the new co.

If they had investors would be falling over themselves to provide funding and deposit holders would by now be driving around in their new, albeit slightly front end ugly, Griffiths.

Simples smile

Money talks and TVR are currently mute.

phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Monday 9th September
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V6 Pushfit said:
As we’re into personal choice here if the front was like a hillman imp
Hillman Imp?

V6 Pushfit

10,703 posts

55 months

Monday 9th September
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phazed said:
Hillman Imp?
Well ok, Chrysler Hillman Imp if it’s a later one

bullittmcqueen

803 posts

36 months

Monday 9th September
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phazed said:
I know it’s from this angle and the colour all adds to it but for me, this is exactly the right shape and size of a usable car for the English roads. A sort of sensible sized dodge viper.



The colour red on the prototype has never done it any favours in my opinion.
Extra points for coming up with a sentence that uses both "sensible" and "Viper" biggrin


phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Monday 9th September
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V6 Pushfit said:
phazed said:
Hillman Imp?
Well ok, Chrysler Hillman Imp if it’s a later one
On my list to reown one day, (a fastback). Great cars in their day, I had one in about 73 iirc.

Still can't see the resemblance to the new griff..........

GTRene

11,376 posts

169 months

Monday 9th September
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Porsche will probably come with the 988 what a lovely shape, a bit 918 but I guess the price will also be way more then the maybe TVR


dvs_dave

5,585 posts

170 months

Monday 9th September
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V6 Pushfit said:
dvs_dave said:
Yes, it was a SERIOUS error of judgement releasing it in that red. It looks SO much better in darker colours.

If it’d been released in that classic TVR reflex purple, I think things would a lot further along by now.
As we’re into personal choice here if the front was like a hillman imp, rear formed as a boat tail and painted with a nice rainbow a la recent events, it’s quite clear that TVR wouldn’t be in the fix they are and be up to the Mk2 off the production line by now. Why oh why don’t they listen? Tsh
Not sure what you’re on about tbh? Assuming it’s an obscure reference to that Jannarelly thing, then I think that looks pretty wk and the new Griffith is a much better looking car, even with the Lightening McQueen face.

pincher

5,634 posts

162 months

Tuesday 10th September
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GTRene said:
Porsche will probably come with the 988 what a lovely shape, a bit 918 but I guess the price will also be way more then the maybe TVR

That is a very handsome car.

Byker28i

19,171 posts

162 months

Tuesday 10th September
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m4tti said:
This is interesting... what will it do on the top gear test track. I can pretty much guarantee it won’t be top 10. It’ll be amazing if it’s top 20.

I’m going for 1:17.8


Edited by m4tti on Monday 9th September 13:29
Which would put it top 15...
Hum looking at the board, I'll revise that to top 20...
https://www.topgear.com/show/lap-times

phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Tuesday 10th September
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pincher said:
That is a very handsome car.
A beautiful looking car no doubt but not in the same category as the new Griff in my opinion.

The Griff is a bit like the Mercedes coupe's, not an everyday car but something you could use on a regular basis and doesn't look too out of place unlike all the supercar type vehicles. Generally in my opinion, look like they're been driven by knobs on our overcrowded UK roads.

That's why I like my 5.5 Chimaera and haven't changed it yet as there isn't anything around to fit the bill.
A stload of power in a small package, manual gearbox and you don't see one coming the other way every 10 minutes.
Of course, I would love ABS, traction, airbags and a bit of protection but unfortunately that isn't available!

N7GTX

4,007 posts

88 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Byker28i said:
m4tti said:
This is interesting... what will it do on the top gear test track. I can pretty much guarantee it won’t be top 10. It’ll be amazing if it’s top 20.

I’m going for 1:17.8


Edited by m4tti on Monday 9th September 13:29
Which would put it top 15...
Hum looking at the board, I'll revise that to top 20...
https://www.topgear.com/show/lap-times
That's GTR territory. eek

m4tti

4,604 posts

100 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Byker28i said:
m4tti said:
This is interesting... what will it do on the top gear test track. I can pretty much guarantee it won’t be top 10. It’ll be amazing if it’s top 20.

I’m going for 1:17.8


Edited by m4tti on Monday 9th September 13:29
Which would put it top 15...
Hum looking at the board, I'll revise that to top 20...
https://www.topgear.com/show/lap-times
Not top 15 on the list I was looking at. scratchchin

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Top_Gear_t...

phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Tuesday 10th September
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An SLR McLaren Mercedes is 34th on the board. Stiff competition indeed.

m4tti

4,604 posts

100 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Indeed the top 20 is seriously quick now. For example a Hurracan or R8 V10 plus is around 10 seconds quicker than a Sagaris round there.. and they’re outside the top 10.

bullittmcqueen

803 posts

36 months

Tuesday 10th September
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m4tti said:
Byker28i said:
m4tti said:
This is interesting... what will it do on the top gear test track. I can pretty much guarantee it won’t be top 10. It’ll be amazing if it’s top 20.

I’m going for 1:17.8


Edited by m4tti on Monday 9th September 13:29
Which would put it top 15...
Hum looking at the board, I'll revise that to top 20...
https://www.topgear.com/show/lap-times
Not top 15 on the list I was looking at. scratchchin

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Top_Gear_t...
The top 30 in Mattis list aren't exactly shabby wink Quite good company, i'd be amazed if it got there. But looking at the top 30, there are only 3 cars that really would do something for me: Ford GT, Viper and AMD GT.