New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 3)

New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 3)

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N7GTX

7,954 posts

146 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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Jon39 said:

Weh Hey, VOLUME 3.
So much has already been written, by so many, about so little.


I don't think I have seen a photo of the three quarter rear before.
Certainly not the best view of the car. A most peculiar rear shape.
The overall rectangular slab width, makes the wing look so narrow.


And from the front?



hehe

TwinKam

3,062 posts

98 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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I too thought it looked OK in the 'flesh' but was never convinced that the front and the back belonged on the same car; the front was relatively svelte whereas the rear could look bulky from some angles (cue the 'I knew a girl like that once' comments).
Besides which, looking just 'OK' ain't really enough.
Perhaps they should have gone for the full 'Lightning McQueen' retro look, it's still looks good to my eyes.

frontfloater

358 posts

145 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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Old Griffith good : new Griffith bad.

LucyP

1,724 posts

62 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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frontfloater said:
Old Griffith good : new Griffith bad.
No. Old Griffith was of it's time.

It is pointless pointless posting pictures of Griffiths and Tuscans and saying this is what they should have done. The Griffith was launched 30 years ago, the Tuscan, 20. Their time is in the past.




phazed

21,908 posts

207 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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Old Griff and Chim, Pretty timeless.
Tuscan, a bit dated.
T350, looks good at any time.
Sag a bit mad looking and looking a bit dated.
Tam, Less said about that the better. wink
New Griff, showing its age and was never a looker to start with although it did grow on me in the first few weeks.

Still nothing on the market to match the ethos of the new Griff but then given where we are with climate warming, EV cars, blah blah blah I don’t suppose we ever will!

LucyP

1,724 posts

62 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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What is the "ethos of the new Griff" in your opinion?

baconsarney

12,007 posts

164 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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LucyP said:
frontfloater said:
Old Griffith good : new Griffith bad.
No. Old Griffith was of it's time.

It is pointless pointless posting pictures of Griffiths and Tuscans and saying this is what they should have done. The Griffith was launched 30 years ago, the Tuscan, 20. Their time is in the past.
How old are you LucyP ?

phazed

21,908 posts

207 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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LucyP said:
What is the "ethos of the new Griff" in your opinion?
Large engine
Individual looks
Reasonable handling
Rumbling soundtrack
Good vfm
A little bit of hooliganism

Gazzab

21,164 posts

285 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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LucyP said:
No. Old Griffith was of it's time.

It is pointless pointless posting pictures of Griffiths and Tuscans and saying this is what they should have done. The Griffith was launched 30 years ago, the Tuscan, 20. Their time is in the past.
Spot on. It’s pointless looking at TVRs old models. They have the tech and engineering of a 1970s MGB. Time moves on and so TVR must move on too, unfortunately it’s cocked it up.

Tyre Smoke

23,018 posts

264 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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In other news, I pick up the Chim tomorrow. Look out for it on the A303 and give me a wave!

Will be calling in at Andover to show my grandad. Not that he will say much, he's been in St Mary's graveyard since 1948.

baconsarney

12,007 posts

164 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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baconsarney said:
LucyP said:
frontfloater said:
Old Griffith good : new Griffith bad.
No. Old Griffith was of it's time.

It is pointless pointless posting pictures of Griffiths and Tuscans and saying this is what they should have done. The Griffith was launched 30 years ago, the Tuscan, 20. Their time is in the past.
How old are you LucyP ?
No answer? Didn’t think so hehe

Stop trolling whoever you are.

baconsarney

12,007 posts

164 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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Gazzab said:
LucyP said:
No. Old Griffith was of it's time.

It is pointless pointless posting pictures of Griffiths and Tuscans and saying this is what they should have done. The Griffith was launched 30 years ago, the Tuscan, 20. Their time is in the past.
Spot on. It’s pointless looking at TVRs old models. They have the tech and engineering of a 1970s MGB. Time moves on and so TVR must move on too, unfortunately it’s cocked it up.
Sorry Gaz but that’s rubbish. I still own a 1972 MGB roadster and a ‘98 Chimaera 500 (muchly modified with over 360 bhp). The MG is a monocoque with a 1.8 litre 4 cylinder engine with rear drum brakes and leaf springs. I’m sure I don’t need to spec a Chimaera on a TVR forum. They’re worlds apart. Shame on you.

Pupp

12,309 posts

275 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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I’d have forgiven its slightly utilitarian looks if it had lived up to its apparent promise performance and driver involvement wise. Unfortunately (for TVR), and perhaps fortunately (for me), time waits for no-one so I ended up buying a M2C and put the difference toward doing a body off on my Chim.

I don’t think I or ICE sports cars have enough headroom left to have stalled any longer.

No regrets so far and absolutely none anticipated, which I do think is a shame.

Tyre Smoke

23,018 posts

264 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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baconsarney said:
baconsarney said:
LucyP said:
frontfloater said:
Old Griffith good : new Griffith bad.
No. Old Griffith was of it's time.

It is pointless pointless posting pictures of Griffiths and Tuscans and saying this is what they should have done. The Griffith was launched 30 years ago, the Tuscan, 20. Their time is in the past.
How old are you LucyP ?
No answer? Didn’t think so hehe

Stop trolling whoever you are.
Point of order!

It is rude to ask a lady her age. You should know that!

And...she's not wrong. I'm picking up a wheezy Rover V8 that looks and sounds amazing because it only has to drag around a tonne about. Plus it is wrapped in a very attractive, but of it's time body. Bit like me really. biggrin

TwinKam

3,062 posts

98 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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phazed said:
Old Griff and Chim, Pretty timeless.
Tuscan, a bit dated.
T350, looks good at any time.
Sag a bit mad looking and looking a bit dated.
Tam, Less said about that the better. wink
New Griff, showing its age and was never a looker to start with although it did grow on me in the first few weeks.

Still nothing on the market to match the ethos of the new Griff but then given where we are with climate warming, EV cars, blah blah blah I don’t suppose we ever will!
And, conspicuous by its absence... aside from the fact you can't get in one, Peter, what's your wisdom on the Cerbera?

Monkeylegend

26,774 posts

234 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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Tyre Smoke said:
Point of order!

It is rude to ask a lady her age. You should know that!

And...she's not wrong.
How do you know Lucy is a she and not a he?

Tyre Smoke

23,018 posts

264 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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I don't. And for all I know they might identify as a wardrobe.

But using a female name might indicate a female on the end of it. So to play it safe, act accordingly. Until you know differently.

LucyP

1,724 posts

62 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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phazed said:
Large engine
Individual looks
Reasonable handling
Rumbling soundtrack
Good vfm
A little bit of hooliganism
In other words, just what no one wants in the UK anymore, and I would question the vfm. It is more expensive than a Lotus Emira. It's Porsche 911 priced!

What you have described is what an American would call a muscle car. Some Americans still want a muscle car, hence the Camaro or Mustang, but they wouldn't pay Griffith prices.



Tyre Smoke

23,018 posts

264 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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For Griffith build quality.

You missed that bit.

Wacky Racer

38,567 posts

250 months

Friday 22nd October 2021
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Byker28i said:
But then this was always the best angle
I realise I am in the small minority but if I saw that parked up on the street I would go wow!

I don't even mind the headlamps.

But they need to think ahead about electric power IF it ever gets off the ground, not a gas guzzling V8 as it would have a shelf life of a few years. (I'm a huge fan of the glorious V8 burble btw.)