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TVR relaunch confirmed, all-new car in the works - report

TVR Sagaris
TVR Sagaris

Promises to offer Ferrari-like performance

TVR recently updated their website with a "Never say never" teaser image and a new report is indicating Nikolai Smolensky is preparing to relaunch the brand with an all-new model.

Pistonheads managed to get in touch with Dietrich Probst who is the head of marketing for VIT Technology which apparently has ties to TVR. He told the website that TVR is coming up with a "detailed plan" to launch an all-new model. Probst declined to go into specifics but said "We are keeping in mind that it's a TVR, so it'll be a lightweight and very powerful sports car." He added that it will be "half the price of a Ferrari and probably as fast."

Despite boasting about mind-blowing performance, Probst confirmed the company hasn't decided on which engine to use. As you may recall, the last time TVR was relaunched they had planned to use a GM-sourced 6.2-liter V8 engine that developed 426 bhp (318 kW) and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque.

Probst said an announcement will be "within the next two weeks", so stay tuned for details.

Update: Autocar is reporting Nikolai Smolensky has sold TVR to British entrepreneur Les Edgar.

Source: Pistonheads and Autocar
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Published Jun 6th, 2013 11:20pm By Michael Gauthier
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automophile83 automophile83
I just hope they make it to the states. I need a Sagaris and a Typhon.
Jun 7th, 2013 5:55pm
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buruchaga buruchaga
I doubt what the 'baby oligarch' is up to, i hope he doesn't ruin it entirely.
Jun 7th, 2013 12:39pm
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hajime1990 hajime1990
--Autocar is reporting Nikolai Smolensky has sold TVR to British entrepreneur Les Edgar. Bout time, russian boy. And dont come back.
Jun 7th, 2013 3:38am
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aksaid aksaid
Unique styling, high performance, and half the price of a Ferrari.. I think it will draw so many people into its market (especially dealers/sub-dealers) TVR's will to come back makes me believe in their product and definitely buy it.
Jun 7th, 2013 2:58am
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Microice Microice
i would love TVR to come back but the market in their segment is packed and i fear their absence from the market may be their downfall unless they make a really really good car that is both fast and reliable
Jun 7th, 2013 1:02am
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automophile83 automophile83
I don't think there's anything like TVR out there right now. A high volume, non-conformist specialty brand building raw, visceral speed machines for true gear heads...not really. Weisman, or maybe Noble are the only automakers i think i can compare to TVR.
Jun 7th, 2013 5:51pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
I'm glad to see TVR making a comeback. Judging from entire automotive history, it's hard to be very optimistic. But who knows, TVR has a rep of making beautiful, unique, and high performance cars, just they gotta be a bit more user friendly and a better reliability wouldn't hurt either.
Jun 7th, 2013 12:29am
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GRAVE GRAVE
Good news they will make cars again, but TVRs used to be a light weight sport cars and the Camaro engine is huge! From the company who made the mighty Speed 12 to this.
Jun 6th, 2013 11:45pm
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sensei sensei
You really don't understand the LS engines and its compact dimensions.
Jun 7th, 2013 2:51am
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
"Promises to offer Ferrari-like performance"....well, let's not spontaneously combust shall we.
Jun 6th, 2013 11:27pm
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