Photo of the Week – August 8th, 2019
On September 8th, 2017, to coincide with the TVR’s 70th anniversary year at the Goodwood Revival, a new Griffith was revealed under the now resurrected TVR marque, featuring design work by Gordon Murray. It features a Cosworth modified Ford Coyote 5.0-litre V8 engine producing 500 bhp, double wishbone suspension with adjustable coil-over dampers, a carbon-fiber ground effect chassis. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds and can achieve a top speed in excess of 200 mph.
The new Griffith retains the manual transmission as used in the previous TVR models making it a proper driver’s car but includes ABS, power steering and traction control as standard in order to handle the high power output and keep the car stable at high speeds. The extensive use of carbon fiber helps save weight and as a result, it weighs less than 2,756 lbs with a 50:50 weight distribution achieved through Griffith’s architecture of aluminum and carbon fiber components which improves handling. Design elements such as large front air intakes, front splitter and rear integrated diffuser help in increasing aerodynamics while the double-side exhausts and a double-bubble roof add to the car’s purposeful look.
Inside the car, a driver-focused setup is kept in mind with a digital instrument cluster providing useful information and minimum controls present on the steering wheel and dashboard. Air conditioning, leather interior trim, and multimedia system come as standard as well. The Griffith is likely to start production in 2020 with an initial run of just 500 Launch Edition (LE) cars and a price tag of $110k (₤89,995)