The long awaited TVR Griffith finally debuted at the 2017 Goodwood Revival. The Griffith first appeared in 1963 and later again in 1991. As the defining TVR model, its rebirth pleases fans of different generations.
The new Griffith is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 sourced from Ford and tuned by Cosworth. 500 hp may not seem a lot these days, but on a car weighing only 1,250 kg it boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 400 hp/tonne. 0-100 km/h acceleration is completed in less than 4 seconds before reaching a top speed of over 320 km/h.
The Griffith is the first production car built with Gordon Murray Design’s iStream process. The chassis consists of a carbon composite bonded to a steel and aluminium frame and the body panels are also made of carbon composite. The result is a super rigid structure that is also super light weight. The new car also has a 50:50 weight distribution.
Instead of having excessive aerodynamic parts, the TVR Griffith features a flat underside to make the most of the air passing underneath the car. The 500 examples of the Launch Editions with special colours and specifications are almost sold out and delivery will start in early 2019.