Over the past year or so, we’ve received excellent news about the return and resurrection of TVR, the famed small British sports car manufacturer known for making sports cars and supercars for ax-wielding murderers and thrill seekers.
In 2013, it was officially announced that TVR Automotive Ltd. was reacquired by the British at the hands of a successful entrepreneur, Led Edgar, relieving the ownership rights from Russian tycoon, Nikolai Smolensky, who did little to aid the automaker’s sustainability and growth.
Since then Edgar’s been working with TVR Automotive Ltd. to rebuild the company as an automaker. Now, AutoExpress reports of so much excitement generated, especially around TVR’s new highly-anticipated Cosworth-powered V8 model due as a result of this resurgence, TVR’s first new model that doesn’t exist yet is entirely sold out.
“We began to take deposits in June purely because we had so much clear demand and potential customers. Here we are only a few weeks later announcing this remarkable order take,” TVR’s new brand director, John Chasey said. Buyer’s were asked to fork up 5,000 GBP as a deposit.
The new V8 model is anticipated to be launched in 2017 so a a reveal sometime next year will occur. TVR plans to produce a minimum of around 1,000 to 1,500 cars per year.
– By: Chris Chin