British company sells out planned 2017 production line.
TVR has announced it has taken in excess of 250 deposits in six weeks for its new sports car.
The as-yet-unnamed car will mark TVR’s return to production after nearly a decade away, with the sports car currently being fettled at design stage.
Details of the car are as yet sketchy, although TVR has confirmed the car will be engineered by the man behind the McLaren F1, Gordon Murray, and built with a Cosworth-produced V8.
Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR, said: ‘This a heart-warming situation we find ourselves in. We are mindful that we have taken deposits from customers who have not even yet seen official pictures of the car. Nevertheless people have been prepared to part with a substantial sum on the basis of what we have been able to openly convey about the project, and on the strength of the partnerships that we have formed with Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth Engineering.
‘We look forward to revealing more details soon, and to all our customers who have shown their faith I can promise that the new car will exceed expectations in every way.’
John Chasey, Operations Director of TVR, has confirmed that any new orders will be set for delivery in 2018.
‘The new factory will be ramping up production during 2017 and therefore initial volumes are limited,' Chasey said, 'but here we are only a few weeks later announcing this remarkable order take, so it’s only fair to make potential customers aware that any new orders will now be delivered in early 2018.”
Those willing to put a deposit on the car so far have done so at the cost of £5000, however members of the TVR Owners Club benefited from a half price initiative offered as thanks to the clubs long-standing loyalty.
Further announcements on the eagerly anticipated car are due to be released in the coming weeks.