One Step Closer to the NEW 200mph TVR Griffith
A recent planning application has been submitted to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, detailling the complete refurbishment and overhaul of a dormant factory on Rassau Industrial Estate which will be home for the new TVR Griffith.
This is a full scale operation, with the existing unit being kitted out with all of the latest technology and machinery, to allow TVR to deliver this ground breaking machine. With intentions of employing 80 staff initially, once the operation is fully up and running, there will be a total of over 200 staff working on this amazing machine.
Unveiled at the 2019 Goodwood Revival, the new Griffith is the first vehicle to be launched since the brand has come back to British hands. Its bespoke, sleek body oozes timeless appeal, whilst also serving key performance car principals. With deep air intakes for the brakes and powertrain, and various ducts and fins to aid aerodynamic at high speeds, nothing on the new Griffith has been overlooked.
Another striking feature of the Griffith is the full flat ground effect aerodynamics package which enables unparalleled stability at high speeds, and is only the second front engined production car to feature an entirely flat floor. Ground effect is the aerodynamic principle of using airflow along the underside of the vehicle to pull it closer to the ground, by creating downforce. In employing ground effect in the new sports car’s design, TVR has ensured the car remains stable at high speed, while also contributing to delivering perfect handling and cornering capabilities. Bucking the trend of ever increasing vehicle dimensions, the new TVR Griffith is the smallest car in its class, measuring just 4314mm long, 1850mm wide and 1239mm tall. Similarly, due to its cutting edge lightweight build and carbon composite body panels, the TVR Griffith weighs under 1250kg.
Using the innovative “iStream” chassis architecture. The Griffith is expected to weight in at only 1250kg, with near perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Powering the new TVR Griffith is a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre Cosworth-enhanced V8, which enables 400bhp/tonne and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The new TVR Griffith achieves a top speed of more than 200mph, and accelerates from 0-60mph in less than four seconds.
- Body: Two-seat coupe, with carbon chassis, and composite body with a number of aluminium panels.
- Chassis: iStream® design steel and aluminium frame with bonded carbon composite sections
- Front: Double wishbones with adjustable gas filled coil-over dampers with concentric springs
- Rear: Double wishbones with adjustable gas filled coil-over dampers with concentric springs
- Steering: Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
- Front: Six-piston aluminium brake calipers and 2-piece ventilated floating brake discs with 370mm diameter and 32mm thickness
- Rear: Four-piston aluminium brake calipers and 2-piece ventilated floating brake discs with 350mm diameter and 32mm thickness
- Wheels and tyres
- Front: 235/35 ZR19, on 8.5in wide rims
- Rear: 275/30 ZR20, on 9.5in wide rims
- Unladen weight: <1250kg
- Length: 4314mm
- Width (across body): 1850mm
- Width (including mirrors): 2016mm
- Height: 1239mm
- Ground clearance: 136mm
- Wheelbase: 2600mm
- Front track: 1599mm
- Rear track: 1557mm
- Fuel tank capacity: 60l
- Configuration: Naturally aspirated V8
- Displacement: 4951cc
- Construction: Aluminium block and heads
- Valvetrain: DOHC, four valves per cylinder, twin independent variable camshaft timing
- Compression ratio: 11.0:1
- Fuel type: 98-RON unleaded
- Six speed manual transmission with multi-plate clutch; rear-wheel drive
- Gear ratios bespoke for the new TVR Griffith
- Top speed: 200+ mph (322+ km/h)
- 0-60mph: Sub 4.0 seconds
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