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TVR Says it Has a Factory, Will Begin Building Cars in 2017

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TVR Says it Has a Factory, Will Begin Building Cars in 2017

We miss TVR. It always built cars that pushed the boundaries of sanity and went against what the rest of the sports car world was doing. Its also probably the only car company named after a dude named Trevor. Since last summer, it has inched closer to starting production again and now, the company says it finally has a place to build its cars.  As reported by Auto Express, TVR confirmed Tuesday it will open a factory in Wales, where it intends to start new production in 2017. Its unclear if TVR will build a new factory, or operate out of a preexisting facility, but it the company says it will be located in Ebbw Vale, Wales and will employ 150 people.  TVRs new car is set to use a Cosworth-tuned version of the “Coyote” 5.0-liter V8 found in the Ford Mustang GT. The boutique automaker intends to use a carbon fiber chassis produced using McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murrays iStream process, which promises to make carbon fiber components more affordably. Despite the fact that the car hasnt been shown yet, TVR says it has accepted deposits for 250 cars, the full intended production run for 2017. Want to know what the upcoming TVR could look like? Autocars Jim Holder gives us a clue, sort of: Pleasantly amused that @autocar rendering of new TVR has become (in mildly altered form) the firms official image pic.twitter.com/9Qq4C1f4Or — Jim Holder (@Jim_Holder) March 22, 2016 So much so, weve stuck it in the pits to make it our own! pic.twitter.com/E2K7PcEhNq — Jim Holder (@Jim_Holder) March 22, 2016 Not by coincidence, TVRs new factory is said to be down the road from the under-construction Circuit of Wales. While the track is being built to hold MotoGP races, it seems like it could be used as a development circuit for TVR. This being TVR, some skepticism is necessary. TVR hasnt built a car in 10 years and it has many challenges ahead of itself before putting a new car on the road. We want a new TVR as much as any car enthusiast, but well believe it once we actually see it.

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  1. Monger
    October 11, 2016 at 8:43 am — Reply

    a little buthurt i see, huh kid?

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