TVR has confirmed that its 2017 production allocation has been sold out with 250 deposits being taken for the car’s first new sports car.
Demand for the new TVR is proving so high that deposits are now being accepted beyond 2017 but those cars won’t be delivered until 2018. It is quite impressive that TVR has secured so many deposits considering no images or details about the new sports car have been released by the relaunched automaker.
Discussing the positive reception for the car, chairman of TVR Les Edgar said “This a heart-warming situation we find ourselves in. We are mindful that we have taken deposits from customers who have not even yet seen official pictures of the car. We look forward to revealing more details soon, and to all our customers who have shown their faith I can promise that the new car will exceed expectations in every way.”
When the first new TVR launches, it will feature a Cosworth-sourced V8 engine. While it remains to be seen how powerful that engine will be, TVR has confirmed it’s been testing it on the dyno since November last year. However powerful the V8 is, it will exclusively be coupled with a six-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels.
Elsewhere, the new TVR will do without any traditional electric safety features like traction control and will possibly even make do without ABS. When combined with a wet weight of around 1100 kg, it will be just as driver focused as TVRs of yesteryear.