TVR Griffith project – Ferrari Life

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TVR Griffith

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TVR Griffith

Hi all,

upon request relate the stories concerning my TVR project which I’ve embarked upon. First, a little history.

For the people in parts of the world, the TVR Griffith may not be a known car. It’s the car made the small car manufacturer TVR a well beyond the UK borders it was first shown in 1990. Our FLer Vitalone described the car as the man’s Cobra for the ’90ies and is pretty much correct.

It’s a glassfibre car with a V8 in front, and was produced in 4, 4.3, 4.5 and versions. With between 240 and the just-over-1-ton car is always seriously and can be seriously deadly. As mentioned a modern day Cobra.

When the car was launched in 1992, I saw Needell testing it for Top Gear and he the magic words this is not a car for I was immediately captivated. Raw V8 power, no gizmos, convertible, and one of the best ever carved into propelling force.

So, many later with some in the bank, I was ready to try these out. This was August year. I went to the Dutch TVR (not strictly a dealer since TVR went bust) who had 2 for sale.

One was a low mileage 4.3L from and the other a brutal 500 (5.0L) had been bored up to 5.3L and had received suspension and brake

I did not think I would like the 500 its specs scared me (even I had plenty of experience with my 485 bhp So I tried the 4.3L. If I’m I will say that I intensely the car, from the moment I tried to turn onto the

The steering was so heavy that I had to use hands to get it to turn in. And it pulled under braking. So – I to try the 500. What a revelation! The steering, upgraded brakes and made the thing a joy to drive inspiring confidence rather scaring me.

It was faster than my but totally benign with turn-in and progressive throttle. 5 minuts I was chucking the thing I knew it for years, and that is one of the most memorable of my life. that I drove a classic V12 for the first time ever . a few hours later, that a lot.

Yes – it was a good day!!

– I decided to buy a Boxer after driving 3 of them a of days later (see FLQ But last March I saw the car was still for and I had been dreaming about test drive for 6 months. I to take the plunge and I picked the car up on the of March 2009.

Here are some shots of day.

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