Good news for millionaire psychopaths with a penchant for speed and a death wish as it seems that TVR has been resurrected from the ashes.
TVR, as you might recall, was the maniacal British automaker famous for building sports cars that routinely killed its owners – at least in the last few years of its existence. TVR went belly up last year after its ownership was passed around between a series of billionaires – folks often crazier than the people who bought its cars.
Now it appears TVR is back in the hands of the Brits and will be making a comeback, this based upon the sole image (above) on its recently updated website.
We’re rather excited about the rebirth of TVR. In fact, just a few days ago we were comparing the madness of the Pagani Zonda Revolucion to that of a TVR, which seemed keener on harming the men who bought the cars than completing a successful lap around a track.
The latest British offerings like the F-Type and the V12 Vantage S are a bit bonkers but nothing on the scale as TVR. Take the TVR Typhoon for example. It had a supercharged 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder that put out 585 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque. All that power was sent to the rear wheels of a plastic-bodied sports car that didn’t have any safety technologies and only weighed 2,400 pounds, or about a 1,000 pounds less than a lower-powered Jaguar F-Type. Sure there are faster cars out there but none is quite as raw and unbridled as the TVR was.
We hope that the new owners will continue its legacy of lunacy but perhaps this time with ABS and traction control and a louvered hood that doesn’t spit rocks off the tires and into the windshield.
So if you’ve been looking to buy a British sports car that – when it does reliably start – very well might kill you, then look no further than the reborn TVR.
Photo by Ed Callow