New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 2)

New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 2)

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Gazzab

17,278 posts

230 months

Friday 15th November
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lancepar said:
Why wait for the new Tesla Roadster.............

https://tinyurl.com/sfyjb2a

cool
Used to see one of these plugged in near my office in hipster hoxton. 99k, wtf. And the irony of 1800 miles.

chibbard

1,539 posts

208 months

Friday 15th November
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Looks like the new Ferrari stole the interior design of the proposed new Griffith. So "IF" the Griffith got built people will think TVR stole the idea from Ferrrari (Not that I'm a fan of the proposed new Griffith interior/exterior). I say proposed as I can't see it being built.

Speed 3

2,642 posts

67 months

Friday 15th November
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Gazzab said:
lancepar said:
Why wait for the new Tesla Roadster.............

https://tinyurl.com/sfyjb2a

cool
Used to see one of these plugged in near my office in hipster hoxton. 99k, wtf. And the irony of 1800 miles.
It's £10k less on another well known car classifieds site:




I came across it when I was looking at 911's to replace the Tuscan, didn't even know it existed. If it was £30k I'd be seriously tempted.

bullittmcqueen

846 posts

39 months

Friday 15th November
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V8fan said:
bullittmcqueen said:
Ah, not so fast, they thought of that one, too:

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In addition to banning the sale of new fossil fuel cars, the government said it would stop granting National Car Test (NCT) certificates to such vehicles by 2045.
...

from: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48668791

Which basically means they'll take old cars off the road. It's 25 years down the road, no-one knows what the world will look like then, so probably no reason to worry about it now. But given current climate developments, that step may come way earlier and may be altered to include other "politically incorrect" vehicles. But when the time comes, it probably won't hurt that much, as petrol prices will have been taxed out of sight by then anyway.
That article is about Ireland. They never even brought in National Car Testing (MoT equivalent) until the year 2000 (!) and the article fails to mention it is required every 2 years from a vehicle age of 4 until 10 years old:

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel_and_r...

They have an exemption at 40 years old, as we do. This is a nice exemption too:

"Cars permanently based on islands that are not connected to the mainland by road do not have to be tested."



Edited by V8fan on Friday 15th November 08:50
Just seen your edit: The article and your link contradict somewhat. Your link is about regulation concerning NCT, with said excecptions. My interpretation would be that this is regulation belonging to the "old world", where NCTs have the main-focus of making sure cars are safe to drive and you don't care about a few classic oddities as long as the majority is safe and sound.

The article describes the mind-set of the "new world": "The aim is to ensure that all new cars and vans on Irish roads in 11 years' time are electric vehicles.". It's born out of environmental concerns, so i could well imagine the exceptions your link states will simply vanish.

But as said before, maybe the few oddities will still be allowed, but it's a different motivation.

V6 Pushfit

11,111 posts

58 months

Friday 15th November
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The thread ought to be retitled if PH would allow. As it is it’s just embarrassing.

Edited by Tank.mod on Saturday 16th November 09:13

Gazzab

17,278 posts

230 months

Friday 15th November
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V6 Pushfit said:
The thread ought to be retitled if PH would allow. As it is it’s just embarrassing - a bit like being caught on Google Earth coming out of a gay bar.
You can ask for your face to be blurred

TheRainMaker

4,030 posts

190 months

Friday 15th November
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Does anyone actually have an update or a release date yet?

Griffithy

827 posts

224 months

Friday 15th November
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bullittmcqueen said:
"The aim is to ensure that all new cars and vans on Irish roads in 11 years' time are electric vehicles.".
That´ll be very amusing to follow.
In most areas there you even "can´t" tumbleweed buy any EVs and 380V is quite exotic as well.


Edited by Griffithy on Friday 15th November 18:30

Gazzab

17,278 posts

230 months

Friday 15th November
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TheRainMaker said:
Does anyone actually have an update or a release date yet?
Les has an update but can’t face the music.

V6 Pushfit

11,111 posts

58 months

Friday 15th November
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Gazzab said:
Les has an update but can’t face the music.
Maybe his face could be blurred too?

Gazzab

17,278 posts

230 months

Friday 15th November
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V6 Pushfit said:
Gazzab said:
Les has an update but can’t face the music.
Maybe his face could be blurred too?
Pointless. His girth is recognisable in a gimp suit.

N7GTX

4,126 posts

91 months

Friday 15th November
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TheRainMaker said:
Does anyone actually have an update or a release date yet?
There isn't even a factory refurb start date yet. All the promises of starting production at a smaller facility (LE called it a training facility) if there were any factory delays are just that. Promises, promises, promises tumbleweed

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

7,437 posts

48 months

Friday 15th November
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V6 Pushfit said:
The thread ought to be retitled if PH would allow. As it is it’s just embarrassing - a bit like being caught on Google Earth coming out of a gay bar.
Why would that be embarrassing? Many a time I've come out of a gay bar with gay friends. I never understood certain other mates asking similar either. I'd be more embarrassed (for myself) if being in a gay bar mattered TBH.

Penelope Stopit

5,443 posts

57 months

Friday 15th November
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What's a gay bar?

m4tti

4,735 posts

103 months

Friday 15th November
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It’s like a lion bar

Penelope Stopit

5,443 posts

57 months

Friday 15th November
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What goes on in a lion bar?

Penelope Stopit

5,443 posts

57 months

Friday 15th November
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Lion walks into a bar

and sits down for a drink. He is followed in by an obnoxious woman who begins causing a scene in the bar. She begins knocking people's drinks out of their hands, cussing at people, and starting fights. The lion sees this and is annoyed, and in a few bites he eats the woman. Everyone cheers and the lion continues to drink at the bar.

He tells the bartender, "man, I sure do feel tired now...I have no idea what could be causing this! I'm exhausted and have barely had anything to drink..." The bartender promptly replies, "well, it must have been that barbiturate!"

m4tti

4,735 posts

103 months

Friday 15th November
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V6 Pushfit

11,111 posts

58 months

Saturday 16th November
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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
Why would that be embarrassing? Many a time I've come out of a gay bar with gay friends. I never understood certain other mates asking similar either. I'd be more embarrassed (for myself) if being in a gay bar mattered TBH.
I take offence at your assertion that I should do the same as you and feel the same as you do about it.

I am not a number...

8nil

588 posts

160 months

Saturday 16th November
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m4tti said:
This thread is taking a turn for the unusual, if Electric 6 GIFs are entering the fray!

Didn't the girl singer's bra light up in 'Danger'?