2019 TVR Griffith

2019 TVR Griffith

Welcoming a new era in its history, TVR has unveiled its all new sports car, the TVR Griffith, at the 2017 Goodwood Revival. Revealed to media and visitors, the Griffith is the first new TVR to be launched since the company was resurrected in British hands. The timeless sports car silhouette is accented with deep air intakes, generating high levels of downforce and cooling. Embodying TVR’s long-standing ethos of the Sprit of Driving – the principle of delivering an involving driving interface where the driver will always be fully in control – the new Griffith uses intelligent engineering over electronic driver aids. The exterior has been designed to be as striking as it is aerodynamically efficient. Only the second front-engined production car to feature a flat floor, the new TVR Griffith boasts a full ground-effect aerodynamic package to ensure that the car remains stable at high speeds and delivers exceptional handling abilities.

2019 TVR Griffith
2019 TVR Griffith

Boasting timeless sports car proportions and radical styling, the new Griffith is unmistakably a TVR, while its LED headlamps and full ground effect aerodynamics truly bring the brand into the present day. Designed to be as striking as it is aerodynamically efficient, the new TVR Griffith’s front end is dominated by a large, angular front grille set just centimetres above the car’s front splitter. Deep air intakes integrated into front valance not only provide optimum brake cooling, but generate additional downforce for front end stability. Meanwhile, the front light clusters are reminiscent of previous TVR Griffiths. Front wings that are sculpted to match the contours of the front wheel lead the eye down the svelte waistline of the car, accented by a geometric air vent and double side exit exhausts. The low, swooping roofline contributes to aerodynamic efficiency and channels air towards the car’s sculpted rear, which is finished with a concave LED light assembly and integrated rear diffuser.
2019 TVR Griffith
2019 TVR Griffith

The new TVR Griffith is the first production vehicle to employ Gordon Murray Design’s revolutionary iStream® architecture. The innovative manufacturing process not only ensures the Griffith remains lightweight, it also delivers exceptional torsional rigidity. iStream® combines lightweight Formula 1 technology with outstanding safety standards. Unnecessary weight is stripped out, not only improving performance and dynamics, but also improving component durability. The iStream® structure of the new TVR Griffith is constructed using carbon composite bonded to steel and aluminium, clad in carbon composite bodywork. In the event of an impact, force is directed through front and rear crash structures, ensuring the chassis remains intact and minimising damage to the bodywork.
2019 TVR Griffith
2019 TVR Griffith

The Griffith’s chassis is lightweight, exceptionally torsionally rigid, and perfectly balanced. With a weight of less than 1250kg, and the engine mounted well behind the front axle line, a precise 50:50 weight distribution has been achieved. The car boasts a double wishbone suspension set-up with adjustable coil-over dampers and concentric springs at both the front and back axles. It has electric power assisted steering, which has been specifically developed for the new TVR Griffith, ensuring easy manouevrability at low speeds, without compromising feel or stability. Braking power is provided by six-piston aluminum calipers and two-piece 370mm ventilated floating discs at the front, with four-piston aluminium calipers and two-piece 350mm ventilated discs at the rear. To further improve traction while preserving excellent steering feel and feedback, the new TVR Griffith has larger, wider wheels and tyres at the rear (20 inch wheels with 275/30 tyres) than at the front (19 inch wheels with 235/35 tyres).
2019 TVR Griffith
2019 TVR Griffith

The joy of driving a TVR has always centred around a deep connection between man and machine. The new TVR Griffith continues this tradition, and the powertrain set-up is a vital part of this. In the development of the new car, it was crucial that the vehicle’s power unit stay true to the brand’s rich heritage, while being utterly reliable and dependable, with sensible servicing intervals and adhering to today’s strict emissions control standards. The Griffith is equipped with a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated Cosworth-enhanced V8, to further increase performance, without compromising the base engine’s renowned reliability. Most notably, the V8 unit’s engine control unit has been substantially enhanced. This not only increases power, but delivers a broader range of torque and power. With the Cosworth enhancements, the engine enables the TVR Griffith to achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 400bhp/tonne. It is mated to a six-speed manual Tremec gearbox. The Magnum XL gearbox is capable of 700lb-ft torque and up to 7500 rpm.
2019 TVR Griffith
2019 TVR Griffith

TVR will produce 500 Griffith Launch Edition models, with production starting in late 2018. The TVR Griffith Launch Edition will be offered in a broad choice of colours, including specific Launch Edition colours, as well as custom paint options. It will be fitted with bespoke Launch Edition wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter at the front and 20 inches at the rear. All Launch Edition models will have a full leather interior offered in a number of bespoke colours. The TVR Griffith Launch Edition will start from £90,000, with a small number of allocations still available. The new Griffith stays true to the brand’s rich heritage, while employing cutting-edge engineering.

2019 TVR Griffith
2019 TVR Griffith
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