Motul Presents a world exclusive first look at the amazing new 2017 TVR!
Designer Gordon Murray and TVR Chairman Les Edgar tell us about the TVR brand and introduce their new baby, the monstrous TVR Griffith.
50:50 weight distribution with full ground effect
Sub 4.0s 0-60
5litre Cosworth-enhanced V8
£90,000 starting price
Carbon Fibre Chassis
Production from late 2018
The full press release:
Motul roars into the future with TVR as official lubricant partner
Innovation, passion, technical development and performance at the highest levels: these values have been championed by Motul for decades and are now encapsulated in a new partnership as official lubricant partner to TVR!
An integral part of British sports car heritage, independent manufacturer TVR has produced models over the years with names such as Griffith, Chimaera and Cerbera, adding to its mythical status in British automobile manufacturing history.
This year TVR is celebrating its 70th anniversary and to mark that milestone it is launching a brand-new, 5L Cosworth-enhanced V8-engined sports car. Motul’s products have been used successfully in the development process, significantly adding to the performance and quality of the engineering.
Recognised the world over for its models’ distinctively sounding ‘roar’, the new TVR will be the first new model for the marque in over nine years. Another ground-breaker is that the car will be launched at the world-renowned Goodwood Revival event on 8th September – the first time a manufacturer has done so.
The new, as yet unnamed, lightweight model, will use innovative design and manufacturing techniques and features a carbon fiber construction courtesy of the Gordon Murray Design company. Gordon Murray, of course, is famous for his technically innovative, pioneering engineering of Formula One cars of the past and the first McLaren high performance road car.
The V8, front-engined car will have manual transmission and rear wheel drive, and will be powered by Motul’s fully synthetic 5W20 engine oil which has been fully tested and approved by TVR. It will feature the marque’s superior styling and be hand-crafted rather than mass-produced.
Motul’s complete range will be recommended to customers including gearbox oil, differential oil, brake fluid, coolants and windscreen washer. High quality, individual, cherished vehicles need high quality, proven products; Motul and TVR are the perfect fit.
Arnaud Laire, Motul Managing director, commented: “Needless to say, TVR and Motul have a lot of points in common which is why the partnership was natural and obvious from the very first beginning. After a few months of technical development, now we can’t wait to unveil to TVR fans around the world the brand-new model!”
Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR Manufacturing Ltd added: “I am delighted to be able to announce our close collaboration and partnership with Motul, a recognised leader in high performance lubricants. In all areas of our new TVR, we were adamant about partnering only with the very best, to deliver an outstanding performance car to our customers.
“Motul shares our passion for racing and excellence, with their lubricants contributing to the exhilarating performance of our engine and our vehicle. During our development stage, we have already felt the significant benefits of partnering with somebody who is particularly experienced in motorsport and delivering to a very high standard. The contribution made by the lubricants to cars in general, and the well-being of high performance cars in particular, is enormous, but sometimes under-estimated by the consumer.”