TVR was once one of the world’s most sort-after sports cars. Built in Blackpool by hand, every car had a unique feeling that you only get with the British breed. Yes, many of them would try and kill you for no reason what so ever but the brand marched on until debt consumed them, a very traditional way to go. “The world may be falling down around us but we are British and we carry on.” A Russian oil baron bought up the company in 2004 but as he was 24 just treated it a bit like a toy and once bored with TVR he gave up. Some years on and the same Russian is having ago again saying that 2012 will be the year of the TVR.
The comeback of the icon is much welcomed in the industry and various parts for the car, codenamed MD-1, are being sourced as we speak. The sports car will be powered by Corvette’s LS9 engine that is capable of producing 638BHP. If the car is kept light there is no good reason why it couldn’t bother some rather well establish Italian firms. The launch comes 2012 and 250 units will be produced per year. But just how British will the company be after its ordeals? We shall have to wait and see.