TVR GRIFFITH – Buy New Car and Used Cars – CARFAX Lemon VIN Number Check

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TVR GRIFFITH

(1990-) CAR HISTORY

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TVR progressed into the with a new chairman at the helm, and true enthusiast of the marque Wheeler, who succeeded in turning fortunes around in no uncertain Wheeler quickly realized his customers wanted and concentrated efforts on making convertible with glass fiber and brawny Rover V-eight

The angular Tasmin series of was successful, if not exactly pretty, but the car it led to was a masterstroke. The Griffith had its roots in the TVR racer first seen in which used the familiar TVR chassis, uprated suspension and a 4001-ihp V- eight engines. were raced in one of the quickest and exciting one-make series in the but were never officially for road use.

The spirit of the Tuscan resurfaced in the new a pukka road-going car launched at the Motor Show in 1990, but not available until late The Griffith name harked to the magnificently hairy Ford powered TVRs of the mid-1960s. The for exploiting that heritage; was there, since the first of the new Griffith sported a V-eight based on the unit still in the Range Rover, and developing 240bhp or 280bhp.

In looks, the Griffith was far removed TVRs of old: instead of and slightly gawky lines were swoopy curves a profile unbroken by styling and clever air ducting at the leading of the bonnet (hood) and doors. neat styling details a lack of exterior door evocative aluminum knobs in the and a removable solid-centre roof

Perhaps the most impressive of the Griffith was that it was almost designed and produced in-house. the brilliance of the end product, this was a achievement for such a small company.

Testers were impressed by the Griffith’s character: an forgotten formula of raw V-eight rear-wheel drive and a rich, exhaust note that was no oilier car. Some compared its overall impact to of the E-Type Jaguar in 1961, the TVR offered a similarly intoxicating of luscious curves, superior and exceptional value for money. No sports car offered so much for so and TVR grew’ in size and importance on the of Griffith sales.

If the press was impressed with the it was rapturous about the 1993 500, whose engine in size to five liters and developed no less than Now you could expect a 0-60mph time of a little over seconds and mid-range punch and torque the like of which was not available elsewhere.

TVR followed up the Griffith with models such as the cheaper and even more potent but neither had the impact of the original, Griffith, which remains one of the popular models in the Blackpool repertoire.

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