RE: TVR Griffith testing ramps up (a bit)

RE: TVR Griffith testing ramps up (a bit)

Thursday 21st December 2017

TVR Griffith testing ramps up (a bit)

Look very closely and you can see it's going very fast!



Alright, so it's 20 seconds of a car going straight on a runway. There's not all that much noise, either. But it's the TVR so, this being PistonHeads, we're rather obliged to feature the video. And get a bit more excited...

Here is the car at Dunsfold, the video description simply reading "Testing continues of the new TVR Griffith". Which sounds like progress to us, even if there's not much to go on here. The car does at least look compact, and fast, and... well, the brakes work too. That man's Cosworth coat is rather nice as well.

Alright, so we're struggling. But 2018 should be a big year for TVR, and we can't wait to see what progress is made. It's got to be a powerslide video next, hasn't it lads? Let's see more in the New Year!

 

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estoril

Original Poster:

163 posts

117 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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where's the video?

LordGrover

29,080 posts

140 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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You needn't've bothered.

Fetchez la vache

5,035 posts

142 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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estoril said:
where's the video?
article said:
Here is the car at Dunsfold...

Low Pro

143 posts

89 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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At least it looks better when its moving

estoril

Original Poster:

163 posts

117 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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My adblocker blocked the video, although it wasn't much of an ad!
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Max_Torque

12,144 posts

145 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Listen i'm all for the Comeback of TVR, but really, 10sec of smartphone "footage" of the show car on a runway isn't really hitting the spot. No i don't want 10 min of slick, Holywood stylee marketing waffle about "joy" or "the journey" or whatever, but please, at least make a little bit of an effort next time. You've only got to see the standard of the amateur videographers on YouTube these days to see what's possible on a v small budget.

Also, i hardly think a few laps of Dunsfold qualifies as "testing". The OEMs are smashing out literally hundreds of miles of testing per day, across a fleets of hundreds of prototypes, across the globe, under all conditions and terrain. Come on guys, if you want to compete, try harder! With the EV revolution rolling in at an ever increasing rate, the new TVR has to be brilliant to survive, merely "good" isn't going to be enough imo.....

SpudLink

1,978 posts

120 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Is that tyre smoke 6 or 7 seconds into the video? TVR sticking to its core values: More power than traction.

(Or it might just be spray on a damp track.)

Bobthebuilder1967

5 posts

22 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Trying hard to like how this car looks and failing. The video doesn't help.

I love TVR .. I own a TVR and a part of me wants to be buried in one but that would be a waste.

No issue that TVR needs to reflect changing tastes but I think my Chimaera 500 looks better in every respect

Granted I have not driven one but the new Grif lacks soul and personality. Looks like a remodelled GT86.

fblm

14,387 posts

191 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Max_Torque said:
...The OEMs are smashing out literally hundreds of miles of testing per day, across a fleets of hundreds of prototypes, across the globe, under all conditions and terrain...
Fleets of prototypes of a relatively low volume sports car? Seems very unlikely. Back in the day when I worked for Dodge/Chrysler we had 3 or 4 Viper mules/prototypes... Given the advances in modelling since then I'd be surprised if TVR make more than 2 by the time customer deliveries start.

jhonn

1,042 posts

77 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Max_Torque said:
Listen i'm all for the Comeback of TVR, but really, 10sec of smartphone "footage" of the show car on a runway isn't really hitting the spot. No i don't want 10 min of slick, Holywood stylee marketing waffle about "joy" or "the journey" or whatever, but please, at least make a little bit of an effort next time. You've only got to see the standard of the amateur videographers on YouTube these days to see what's possible on a v small budget.

Also, i hardly think a few laps of Dunsfold qualifies as "testing". The OEMs are smashing out literally hundreds of miles of testing per day, across a fleets of hundreds of prototypes, across the globe, under all conditions and terrain. Come on guys, if you want to compete, try harder! With the EV revolution rolling in at an ever increasing rate, the new TVR has to be brilliant to survive, merely "good" isn't going to be enough imo.....
Yeah, that's my thoughts too; that's a pretty poor effort on TVR's part - it looks amateurish and does little or nothing to create a feeling of 'Want!'

Maybe it doesn't matter and they've got buyers lined-up ready and waiting, however if I was a prospective buyer or customer I would be feeling a bit uninspired.

KTF

7,689 posts

78 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Just how st is their PR team (assuming they have one)?

RemyMartin81D

3,834 posts

133 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Max_Torque said:
Listen i'm all for the Comeback of TVR, but really, 10sec of smartphone "footage" of the show car on a runway isn't really hitting the spot. No i don't want 10 min of slick, Holywood stylee marketing waffle about "joy" or "the journey" or whatever, but please, at least make a little bit of an effort next time. You've only got to see the standard of the amateur videographers on YouTube these days to see what's possible on a v small budget.

Also, i hardly think a few laps of Dunsfold qualifies as "testing". The OEMs are smashing out literally hundreds of miles of testing per day, across a fleets of hundreds of prototypes, across the globe, under all conditions and terrain. Come on guys, if you want to compete, try harder! With the EV revolution rolling in at an ever increasing rate, the new TVR has to be brilliant to survive, merely "good" isn't going to be enough imo.....
The potential customer base and clientele they are chasing won't be remotely Interested in EVs, so that's a moot point tbh.

Gash video though.

Onehp

370 posts

211 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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It exists.
It moves.

Next

Polynesian

675 posts

164 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Bizarre video, and bizarre that it makes a story on PH!

nickydee

36 posts

76 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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No doubt that if Porsche had come up with a similar tongue in cheek "teaser" campaign you lot would fawning all over it and saying it was genius.

Polynesian

675 posts

164 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Bizarre video, and bizarre that it makes a story on PH!

fblm

14,387 posts

191 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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nickydee said:
No doubt that if Porsche had come up with a similar tongue in cheek "teaser" campaign you lot would fawning all over it and saying it was genius.
They didn't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1qtyIy22qs

Polynesian

675 posts

164 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Bizarre video, and bizarre that it makes a story on PH!

unsprung

1,658 posts

52 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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Just for laughs, let's hope that TVR announce that the LHD version is down 10 hp -- because of the need to fit a non-standard exhaust manifold to accommodate the steering column on the left side. hehe

Max_Torque

12,144 posts

145 months

Thursday 21st December 2017
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RemyMartin81D said:
Max_Torque said:
Listen i'm all for the Comeback of TVR, but really, 10sec of smartphone "footage" of the show car on a runway isn't really hitting the spot. No i don't want 10 min of slick, Holywood stylee marketing waffle about "joy" or "the journey" or whatever, but please, at least make a little bit of an effort next time. You've only got to see the standard of the amateur videographers on YouTube these days to see what's possible on a v small budget.

Also, i hardly think a few laps of Dunsfold qualifies as "testing". The OEMs are smashing out literally hundreds of miles of testing per day, across a fleets of hundreds of prototypes, across the globe, under all conditions and terrain. Come on guys, if you want to compete, try harder! With the EV revolution rolling in at an ever increasing rate, the new TVR has to be brilliant to survive, merely "good" isn't going to be enough imo.....
The potential customer base and clientele they are chasing won't be remotely Interested in EVs, so that's a moot point tbh.
5 years ago i would have agreed with you, but having driven a few of the "next gen" EV sports cars that are due to pop out into the public domain in the next 3 to 5 years, er, i'm not so sure tbh!