TVR

The cars : TVR Tasmin

The cars : TVR Tasmin

The TVR Tasmin arrived in a flurry of hype at the beginning of 1980, but only really bloomed much later in the decade once its Ford engines had been replaced by some very interesting tuned Rover V8 units…

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The rivals : TVR M-Series

The rivals : TVR M-Series

The M-Series TVRs were a step towards full production car credibility for the Blackpool company, after years of building cars you could buy as kits as well as ready made. The range – so called because ‘M’ was for ‘Martin’ – lasted the 1970s and brought stability and profitability to TVR. And they were so […]

News : TVR re-re-reborn at Geneva 2012?

News : TVR re-re-reborn at Geneva 2012?

Keith Adams TVR’s central holding company in Austria has launched a brand-new website, complete with an horrific new marque logo, which breaks links with the Lilley-Wheeler era – and far more iconic – badge. On the website, the new car options are for a ‘reborn TVR’ with full factory warranty, which means a complete overhaul […]

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Drive Story : TVR Griffith // Back to Blackpool

Drive Story : TVR Griffith // Back to Blackpool

TVRs are misunderstood – mocked for parts bin engineering and poor build quality by their detractors, and adored by those who own them. We take a late Griffith 500 on a homecoming trek to Blackpool in order to find out whether the ageing prize-fighter is still a prestige or past it? Blackpool rocks… IT’S 3.30pm, […]

Tested : MG RV8 vs TVR Griffith

Tested : MG RV8 vs TVR Griffith

The Rover V8 engine is a magnificent creation – and one that’s found its way under all manner of sports cars. Here, we’re pitting two similarly powered sporting roadsters, the new-boy from Blackpool with sexy curves to die for, and the Abingdon bruiser that puts tradition above progression… Words: Keith Adams Pictures: Alisdair Cusick Same […]

Sports car projects : MG DR2/PR5

Sports car projects : MG DR2/PR5

MG’s might-have-been bruiser Throughout the mid- to late-’80s, the Austin-Rover design studios produced several MG sports car mock-ups, most of which came to nought. Things became more serious following the launch of the Mazda MX5 in 1989, and Rover’s management realised there was genuine money to be made in open-tops. This proposal created by Design […]