??xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>Noisehttp://www.lauramare.com/EventsCommunityCarsHeritagePress releaseTechnology urn:uuid:d0c5bd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2020/03/23/covid-19 COVID-19 - Help protect the NHS by staying at homeDue to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as of 23rd March we have temporarily closed our offices located in Surrey, Cardiff and Ebbw Vale in order to protect our employees and comply with UK Government guidelines. We shall reopen once this guidance is relaxed. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:00:00 Z<p>Our usual office phone lines will be closed during this period and we ask that contact is via&nbsp;<a href="mailto:enquiries@tvr.co.uk">email</a>, or our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lauramare.com/contact-us">website</a>&nbsp;contact page. Please bear with us as it may take longer than usual to reply to your enquiries, though we will come back to you as soon as we possibly can.</p> <p>Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe in these challenging times.</p>urn:uuid:2dc8bd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2020/01/06/first-new-griffith-road-registration EventsCommunityCarsFirst New Griffith RegistrationAs part of our development and test programme, the new demonstrator prototype Griffith has now been registered for road use.Mon, 06 Jan 2020 11:00:00 Z<p>This enables us to put more road miles on the clock and equally important, get feedback and opinion to pass back into the pre-production development process. Unfortunately the scheduled attendance of events has now been somewhat curtailed for obvious reasons given the requested lockdown and avoidance of non-vital travel, however detailed below are a few first thoughts from one of our development drivers' recent experience:&nbsp;</p> <p><em>&ldquo;&hellip;</em><em>we genuinely have an amazing car on our hands.&nbsp; She&rsquo;s very quick, but accessibly so, with no nasty behavioural traits.&nbsp; All control weights are lovely, the ride is excellent, road holding and handling equally so and doesn&rsquo;t tramline or fidget.&nbsp; Oh, and a&nbsp;sound track to die for! We ran her down to Goodwood and back &ndash; a mix of all road types and conditions and she not only didn&rsquo;t put a foot wrong, but impressed on every level.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/first-griffith-registration/reg1.jpeg?sfvrsn=93afd7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Front view of Griffith in central London" title="Front view" /></p> <p>Some additional images of the Griffith out and about pre-lockdown.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/first-griffith-registration/reg2.jpeg?sfvrsn=cbafd7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Rear view of Griffith on country road" title="Rear view on country road" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/first-griffith-registration/reg2-a.jpeg?sfvrsn=cfafd7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Side view of Griffith parked in garage at Goodwood Motor Circuit" title="Griffith in garage at Goodwood " /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/first-griffith-registration/reg3.jpeg?sfvrsn=cdacd7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Onboard tracking view from Griffith" title="Onboard tracking view from Griffith" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/first-griffith-registration/reg4.jpeg?sfvrsn=d7acd7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Rear of Griffith on wet country road" title="Griffith on wet country road" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/first-griffith-registration/reg5.jpeg?sfvrsn=feafd7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Griffith on tree lined road" title="Griffith on tree lined road" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/first-griffith-registration/reg6.jpeg?sfvrsn=1faed7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Griffith at garage being fuelled" title="Griffith at garage being fuelled" /></p> <p>More just as soon as we're able.</p>urn:uuid:edc9bd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2019/02/22/griffith-tunnels-into-holland CarsCommunityEventsHeritageGriffith tunnels into Holland..Well not exactly, but we were delighted to be invited by Network member Louwman Exclusive to their TVR unveiling event in Utrecht Holland.Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:15:00 Z<p>As an event laid on for invited guests together with members of the local TVR / Morgan car clubs, there was huge anticipation for the new TVR and its attendance did not disappoint.</p> <p>Looking every bit the part amongst the other high end marques that Louwman Exclusive provide sales and service support for, the Griffith was afforded much interest from all who attended. Louwman being masters of the game put on an exceptional show including a Q&amp;A session for attending press.</p> <p>A few selected images of the event.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/louwman-visit/showroom-at-louwman-exclusive.jpg?sfvrsn=a0a1d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Showroom at Louwman Exclusive" title="Showroom at Louwman Exclusive" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/louwman-visit/tvr-boot-badge-at-louwman.jpg?sfvrsn=3da0d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="TVR boot badge at Louwman" title="TVR boot badge at Louwman" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/louwman-visit/le-griffith-dash-closeup.jpg?sfvrsn=4a0d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="LE Griffith dash closeup" title="LE Griffith dash closeup" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/louwman-visit/griffith-rear-at-louwman.jpg?sfvrsn=e4a1d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Griffith rear at Louwman" title="Griffith rear at Louwman" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/louwman-visit/tvr-themed-cakes.jpg?sfvrsn=4aa0d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="TVR themed cakes on stand" title="TVR themed cakes" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/noise-images/louwman-visit/louwman-exclusive-event-attendees.jpg?sfvrsn=baa1d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Louwman Exclusive event attendees " title="Louwman Exclusive event attendees " /></p>urn:uuid:e951bd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2018/08/16/griffith-caught-smoking-at-beaulieu EventsGriffith caught smoking at BeaulieuNo smoke without fire? - Well there was at Beaulieu where the prototype Griffith laid down the rubber, without any fire or flame..Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:00:00 Z<p>It was all hell and fury at the Beaulieu Supercar weekend where the new Griffith laid down the law, well rubber at least, as it got to air its lungs on both days.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/beaulieu-supercars/img6593a.jpg?sfvrsn=6538d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of the new Griffith smoking rear tyres on acceleration " title="Lead-foot-Les demonstrates some of the Griffith's power" /></p> <p>The weekend saw some 800+ high performance sports and supercars gather for both static club displays and also the hugely popular demonstration runs by a selected few. These comprised a short blast from standstill, followed by a stop at the crossroads on the picturesque tree-lined Chestnut Avenue, not a track! (as drivers were repeatedly reminded during pre-run briefings) and then another short blast plus return. Only a few hundred metres each way but a very popular spectacle for the crowds.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/beaulieu-supercars/img6550a.jpg?sfvrsn=5f26d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of rear of new Griffith queueing for demo run" title="Heading for a demo run" /></p> <p>Les 'Leadfoot' Edgar gave it the beans on Saturday and our very own Matthew 'Stig' Truelove had the pleasure on Sunday. Both ably demonstrating the fun that a driver-focussed, manual, devoid of electronic trickery, supercar can provide. Some short video clips from the weekend can be viewed by clicking the links below and more lively on-track professionally produced action from another circuit location will follow soon.</p> <p><a target="_blank">Click to view Les 'Leadfoot' Edgar</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a target="_blank">Click to view Matthew 'Stig' Truelove</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>We were delighted to share the weekend with the TVR Car Club, who yet again provided a fantastic line-up of earlier model TVRs; we'd like to thank all involved with the weekend's activities, and for providing such spectacular performances on the track, sorry road!...</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/beaulieu-supercars/img6672a.jpg?sfvrsn=4326d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of TVR Car Club area fronted by 2 Sagaris &amp; 2 Griffith" title="TVR Car Club Display" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/beaulieu-supercars/img6678a.jpg?sfvrsn=4226d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of some of the TVRs attending the event" title="TVR Car Club display" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/beaulieu-supercars/img6602a.jpg?sfvrsn=6938d7bd_4" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of new Griffith and a Tuscan queueing before demo runs " title="New Griffith and a Tuscan head to the demonstration " /></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>urn:uuid:e34dbd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2018/07/27/new-griffith-on-track-at-silverstone-classic-2018 EventsNew Griffith on track at Silverstone Classic 2018TVR were delighted to be selected for the Supercar lineup at the Silverstone Classic weekend of action..Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:41:00 Z<p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/silverstoneclassic2018/img_2867.jpg?sfvrsn=e524d7bd_7" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Griffith under cover at the Silverstone Classic 2018" title="Griffith under cover at Silverstone Classic 2018" /></p> <p>The display was not just a static lineup but one that&nbsp;saw the new Griffith take to the track for the Supercar Parade sessions on both Friday and Saturday, where accompanied by a 1965 Griffith and a stunning TVR Typhon all attracted great interest despite their time on track being heavily restricted.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/silverstoneclassic2018/img_2885.jpg?sfvrsn=a24d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of supercars forming ready for parade laps" title="Parade formation in Paddock" /></p> <p>Lined up two-by-two the cars headed onto the circuit for the parade however due to the level of traffic and safety rules applied, it resulted in little of the performance available being demonstrated thereby leaving much for a future event. There is however a short clip from inside the Griffith that can be viewed via this&nbsp;<a target="_blank">Link to youTube video</a>&nbsp;and as seen from&nbsp;<a target="_blank">Trackside</a>&nbsp;Shame about all the high fencing but that's Silverstone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/silverstoneclassic2018/img_6475.jpg?sfvrsn=5624d7bd_4"><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/silverstoneclassic2018/img_6475c14ebd40ce696a539022ff0000e58dae.jpg?sfvrsn=a827d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of green TVR Typhon" title="TVR Typhon" /></a></p> <p>The TVR Car Club and many owner, driver / enthusiasts were also at the event, with an exceptional display of Heritage TVRs, a few of which can be seen in the images below.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/silverstoneclassic2018/img_6503.jpg?sfvrsn=e124d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of TVRs on display" title="TVR Car Club display" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/silverstoneclassic2018/img_6501.jpg?sfvrsn=5724d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of TVRs on display" title="TVR Car Club display" /></p> <p>For those interested in viewing the racing coverage, which may or may not include the parade lap sessions, the Silverstone Classic ITV4 highlights programme will air on&nbsp;Sunday 12 August at 17:45&nbsp;(directly after live coverage of the British Touring Car Championship).</p> <p>Repeats will additionally be shown:<br /> Wednesday 15 August at 20:00<br /> Saturday 18 August at 08:30<br /> Saturday 15 September at 15:15<br /> Plus the programme will be available on catch-up for 30 days after each transmission.</p> <p>Finally, for a longer video clip from inside the Griffith&nbsp;<a title="click to view video on youtube">click HERE to view on youTube</a>&nbsp;although be warned, even edited down it was over 6 minutes for 2 laps - such was the pace!</p> <br />urn:uuid:c43fbd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2018/06/18/tvr-conquer-france EventsTVR conquer France, oh and take 1st and 2nd place at Le Mans!TVR with Rebellion Racing took an amazing 1st/2nd placing at the 86th running of the Le Mans 24hr endurance race last weekend in France, finishing 3rd / 4th overall and leading the other non-hybrid cars by a margin of 8 laps. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:52:00 Z<p>The weekend's activities at Le Mans commenced with a brief showing as invited guests at the Classic British Welcome in Saint-Saturnin, followed by attendance at the driver parade through Le Mans town that precedes the racing itself.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/le-mans-2018/paradefront.jpg?sfvrsn=1156d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="ParadeFront" title="ParadeFront" /></p> <p>This year and in association with Motul we were honoured to be invited to head the parade with the new Griffith and to also display a fantastic lineup of heritage models that had made the pilgrimage to what was the 86th running of the Le Mans 24 hours race.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/le-mans-2018/paraderear.jpg?sfvrsn=3756d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="ParadeRear" title="ParadeRear" /></p> <p>The Rebellion Racing - TVR LMP1 cars excelled, with a podium finish, 3rd and 4th overall and excluding the Toyota Hybrids, finished 1st and 2nd ahead of the rest of the 60 strong field by some 8 laps at the finish. &nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/le-mans-2018/lemanspit1.jpg?sfvrsn=3956d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="LeMansPit1" title="LeMansPit1" /></p> <p>An amazing display of performance, skill, quality and leadership and firmly casting TVR Racing as being focused on returning to the track.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/le-mans-2018/lemanstrack1.jpg?sfvrsn=2f56d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="LeMansTrack1" title="LeMansTrack1" /></p> <p>With the next round of the World Endurance Championship taking place at the home of Motorsport in the UK - Silverstone on August 19th, we look forward to seeing many TVR owners there, flying the flag and supporting the team.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/le-mans-2018/le_mans_trophy.jpg?sfvrsn=3b56d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="le_mans_trophy" title="le_mans_trophy" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Gustavo Menezes - Les Edgar - Thomas Laurent - John Chasey - Mathias Beche</p> <p style="text-align: center;">- - -</p>urn:uuid:4e38bd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2018/06/04/are-you-making-the-annual-pilgrimage-to-le-mans-here's-your-chance-to-join-us-for-the-drivers'-parade! Are you making the annual pilgrimage to Le Mans? Here's your chance to join us for the drivers' parade! With TVR returning to Le Mans with Rebellion Racing - we present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the action.Mon, 04 Jun 2018 15:01:58 Z<p>Endurance racing - there's nothing quite like it to set the heart beating faster. It's the hour by hour proof of a team's skills, preparation, versatility, will, determination - and occasionally luck - to succeed. Even to finish any race of more than a few hours' duration is a huge achievement, and a true testament to all those involved, but few races test a team more than the (in)famous 24 hour endurance event at the Circuit du Sarthe.</p> <p>TVR is no stranger to Le Mans, having taken part on many occasions over the years, both with privateer entries and with official factory backing; this year, for the 86th running of the event, TVR are proud to be officially returning as a member of the hugely successful Rebellion Racing LMP1 team alongside Motul and Gibson Technology.&nbsp;Powered by the Gibson GL458 engine, the team will field two cars in the LMP1 class and despite the bias in favour of the hybrids, are in strong contention to win the normally aspirated class, if not (whisper it, and keep those fingers firmly crossed, please!) the event outright...</p> <p>For those of you that have been before, you'll know the amazing party atmosphere that surrounds the event, both trackside and in the surrounding campsites and villages - and this year, you have a chance to be parts of the very heart of the action. On Friday afternoon prior to race day, all the teams present their drivers in open-topped cars for a parade through the historic old town of La Sartre, and we at TVR have been honoured to be invited to lead the parade with the new TVR Griffith and a selection of existing TVRs. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those taking part, and the limited positions available will be filled by application from members of the TVR Car Club.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/driver-parade-2004---with-banner-3.jpg?sfvrsn=e751d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of 2004 Le Mans TVR drivers" title="Le Mans driver parade 2004" /></p> <h2>So how do you take part?</h2> <p>Simple - first please send your full details (including TVR CC membership number), together with a recent photograph of your TVR, to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:heritage@tvr.co.uk">heritage@tvr.co.uk</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;Please include some brief details of your car, including its history if possible - and note that you need to act fast, as we will be making the selection on Friday June 8th, following which we will promptly let the winners and losers know the outcome. Please note that the roads around the area will be very busy, and you will need to be free from 2pm on Friday 15th for the pre-parade preparations (which will include a Motul sun visor being added to the car and some light cleaning / detailing), until circa 8pm when the roads are clear, so please ensure that you are available all afternoon should you wish to participate. Please also ensure your cooling system is up to scratch, as the weather will almost certainly be very hot, the pace of the parade is slow (think walking pace), and the last thing we want is inadvertently to be reinforcing any historic prejudice or stereotyping about our beloved TVRs..!</p> <p>We look forward to your entires - and beyond the parade itself, we look forward to seeing everyone there during the course of what promises to be a fantastic weekend, win or lose (but especially win!)</p>urn:uuid:2a38bd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2018/05/04/show-show-show-(and-more-show!) Show show show (and more show!)Well we're in full swing show season, with even more busy times ahead.Fri, 04 May 2018 12:54:00 Z<p>Everybody wants to see the new Griffith. Following the dash to Autosport, it was exhibited at the TVR Car Club's season opener at Burghley House, where despite the weather, all present had a great time.</p> <p>As ever, the event was brilliantly supported by the TVR faithful, comprising owners and enthusiasts alike and the feedback we received was all both positive and supportive. Many commented once again that the new Griffith really has to be viewed 'up close and personal' in natural daylight, since photographs under the spotlights alone really do not convey the full picture when it comes to the styling drama and aesthetics, the quality of the car's construction, the attention to detail, and the overall fit and finish, which is light years ahead of the cars of yesteryear (which we still love!) To all who made TVR so welcome at this annual pilgrimage, we thank you.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/ahills-burghley13.tmb-c1600-700.jpg?sfvrsn=2051d7bd_1" data-displaymode="Thumbnail" alt="ahills-burghley13" title="ahills-burghley13" /></p> <p>After Burghley, the car was whisked to the the London Motor Show at the ExCeL, where it was invited to feature in the 'Built-In-Britain' display. Accompanied by a late model heritage Griffith 500 that was kindly provided by a local owner, (thank you Aaron!) the pair attracted a suitable degree of attention throughout the duration of the show - especially when the new Griffith was fired up from time to time, sounding truly epic within the confines of the hall.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/london-motor-show-2018-33b837bd40ce696a539022ff0000e58dae.jpg?sfvrsn=805ed7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="London Motor Show 2018-33" title="London Motor Show 2018-33" /></p> <h2>Where can the car be seen next?&nbsp;</h2> <p>The following appearances are currently scheduled (but as ever, without sounding all 'e + oe' please check back before travelling as the car is in huge demand and some plans are subject to change accordingly)</p> <ul> <li>June 7th / 8th - London City Concours</li> <li>June 15th - 17th - Le Mans 24h - supporting the official Rebellion Racing entry and leading the drivers parade on Friday 15th.</li> <li>July 20th - 22nd - Silverstone Classic Event (On Track)</li> <li>August 4th / 5th - Supercar weekend with TVR Car Club at Beaulieu Motor Museum</li> <li>September 11th - 15th - Automechanika in Frankfurt as a static display with our approved lubricants partner Motul</li> </ul> Further appearances will be added as confirmed, so please keep checking back!urn:uuid:7321bd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2018/04/05/tvr-returns-to-endurance-motorsport-with-rebellion-racing TVR Returns to endurance motorsport with REBELLION Racing5 April 2018: Marking its return to motor sport for the first time in more than 10 years, TVR has announced its role as the automotive partner to REBELLION Racing, competing in the LMP1 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) 2018 ?2019 Super Season. Thu, 05 Apr 2018 06:29:43 Z<p>REBELLION Racing TVR will make its track debut during the WEC Prologue event at Circuit Paul Ricard on 6 April. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/rebellion-wec/rebellion_r13_prologue_v001-(sml).jpg?sfvrsn=e549d7bd_2"><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/rebellion-wec/rebellion_r13_prologue_v001-(sml).jpg?sfvrsn=e549d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of Rebellion R13 LMP1" title="Rebellion R13 LMP1" style="float: left; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px;" /></a></p> <p>Learnings from TVR&rsquo;s collaboration with REBELLION Racing will flow directly into the development and production both of its road car line-up, and into its future racing projects.</p> <p>Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR, said: &ldquo;When we resurrected the TVR brand, we knew that we wanted to achieve a return to the race track. Our partnership with REBELLION Racing allows us to achieve that goal, while bringing about valuable operational and technical knowledge, which directly transfers to our road car operation and future racing activities.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have a long-standing relationship with Rebellion Racing and have been following them closely in WEC over the last few years. We greatly look forward to working with the team and are confident that REBELLION Racing TVR will see much success during the Super Season.&rdquo;</p> <p>REBELLION Racing teased the design of its ORECA R-13 prototype at the Geneva Motor Show in March, following confirmation of its entry into the LMP1 category. The WEC Prologue is the first time REBELLION &nbsp;will allow a closer glimpse of its 2018 &ndash; 2019 race livery, with TVR taking pride of place as automotive partner.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/rebellion-wec/rebellion_r13_prologue_v005-(sml).jpg?sfvrsn=cd49d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="image of Rebellion R13 LMP1 car" title="Rebellion R13 LMP1 car from above" /></p> <p>Sports car racing is a fundamental element of TVR&rsquo;s heritage, with the very first models (TVR 1, 2 and 3) having been designed for the race track, and with a long and rich heritage of racing ever since. TVR entered its first Le Mans event with its Grantura in 1962, and TVRs competed in myriad championships throughout the years. TVR participated at Le Mans in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and ran a number of successful one-make race series in the UK until 2006.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/rebellion-wec/rebellion_r13_prologue_v004-(sml).jpg?sfvrsn=ca49d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="image of Rebellion R13 LMP1 car" title="Rebellion R13 LMP1 car from above" /></p> <p>TVR will join REBELLION Racing&rsquo;s other partners &ndash; Gibson race engines, Motul lubricants, and Carbon Champagne for the 2018 &ndash; 2019 Super Season.</p> <br />urn:uuid:8210bd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2018/02/21/replacement-chassis-suspension-parts---available-now HeritageReplacement Chassis & Suspension Parts - Available Now<p>We are pleased to announce that Richard Thorpe of RT Racing has joined the ever expanding Network of TVR approved specialists and is confirmed as the sole approved supplier for replacement TVR chassis and suspension parts, all of which are now available via TVR Parts Ltd. In addition to the more general servicing and support requirements provided, Richard and his team have many years experience of producing high quality accurate parts and continue to support the many restorations and repairs that Heritage TVR owners demand to keep their vehicles in good safe running order. Whether you&rsquo;re looking for a sectional repair piece, a replacement wishbone, or a full replacement chassis, look no further than RT Racing and TVR Parts Ltd for genuine approved components and maintain your vehicle&rsquo;s provenance and originality whilst improving its longevity over original factory finish.</p> <p><a href="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/new_chassis.jpg?sfvrsn=4a79d7bd_2"><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/new_chassis.jpg?sfvrsn=4a79d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of replacement TVR chassis" title="Replacement Chassis" data-openoriginalimageonclick="true" /></a></p> Visit <a target="_blank">TVR-Parts.com</a>&nbsp;or call them to discuss your requirements - the only approved supplier of genuine TVR parts worldwide.Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:15:27 Zurn:uuid:dc07bd40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2018/02/08/new-griffith-wows-the-crowds-at-the-nec-birmingham CarsCommunityEventsNew Griffith wows the crowds at the NEC BirminghamBack again at the NEC for the Autosport 2018 show, the new Griffith was exhibited on the Rimstock stand where it sported a flip colour scheme.Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:28:11 Z<p>Following the showing of the new Griffith on the display of the TVR Car Club at the Classic Sports Car show in November, we were back at the NEC again in January. This time sporting a new flip colour scheme the car was shown as part of the Rimstock stand where Matt Neal of British Touring Car Championship fame also displayed his BTCC Honda.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/img_3518.jpg?sfvrsn=7961d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Matt Neal with the new Griffith" title="Matt Neal with the new Griffith" /></p> <p>Standing some 6ft 6 inches tall - Matt was keen to see if he'd readily fit the Griffith.</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/img_3511.jpg?sfvrsn=1961d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Matt Neal in Griffith at Autosport" title="Matt Neal in Griffith at Autosport" /></p> <p>Good news - he does with ease - bring on the race edition!</p> <p><img src="http://www.lauramare.com/images/default-source/Noise-images/img_3513.jpg?sfvrsn=1e61d7bd_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="Image of Matt Neal sitting in TVR" title="Image of Matt Neal sitting in TVR" /></p> Additional invitation appearances of the new Griffith are planned for the coming months details of which will be announced shortly.urn:uuid:49aabb40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2017/06/04/tvr-to-unveil-new-car-at-goodwood-revival-in-september Press releaseEventsCarsTVR unveiled at Goodwood Revival in SeptemberCelebrating TVR’s 70th anniversary with the new car unveiling among historic TVRsSun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 Z<ul> <li>TVR announces that it will unveil its new car to the public at the Goodwood Revival on 8th September.</li> <li>TVR is the first car manufacturer to launch a brand new vehicle at the world-renowned Revival event.</li> <li>To celebrate the marque&rsquo;s 70th anniversary, the new car will be accompanied by a display of historic TVRs.</li> <li>With only 500 Launch Edition cars earmarked for production, TVR will soon stop taking further orders until the public unveiling.</li> </ul> <p>The iconic British sports car maker, TVR, is delighted to announce that it will be unveiling its eagerly awaited new sports car to the public at the Goodwood Revival on 8&ndash;10 September, 2017.</p> <p>Created in conjunction with Gordon Murray Design, the 1200 kg car promises incredible 200mph performance and 0&ndash;60mph in less than 4 seconds. With the special launch edition car being offered at under &pound;90,000, anticipation and demand for the 400BHP per tonne, five-litre, Cosworth developed V8-powered car is already at fever-pitch.</p> <p>The unveiling of the car at the Goodwood Revival is a first for the world-renowned Sussex-based event. The new car will go on display in the &lsquo;Earls Court&rsquo; building at the Revival, and will be showcased at the centre of a display which features a number of older, heritage TVRs, in celebration of the British marque&rsquo;s 70th anniversary.</p> <p>Speaking of the planned public launch, Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said: &ldquo;We are incredibly excited to be unveiling the new car at the Goodwood Revival. It&rsquo;s the first time a global launch of a new car has occurred at the event, and it seems an entirely appropriate place for us to do it, with the marque&rsquo;s motorsport heritage and an enthusiastic audience of dedicated car fans &ndash; and in our 70th anniversary year. After a series of secret private viewings organised for the benefit of existing customers for the new car, we know that we have a surefire hit on our hands, and very much look forward to seeing the public reaction in September.&rdquo;</p> <p>Speaking on behalf of the Revival, Lord March said: &ldquo;We are delighted that TVR will feature so strongly over the Revival weekend this year. It is entirely fitting that TVR, as such an iconic British marque, should unveil what will be a very exciting entrant to the global sports car market at our iconic British event and I very much look forward to welcoming them to the Revival in September&rdquo;.</p> <p>TVR has held back a small allocation of the 500 Launch Edition cars for the public unveiling, so will soon close the order book, before re-opening it on the 8th September.</p>urn:uuid:2f19bc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2017/05/21/22.05.2017-tvr-parts-limited-an-update-from-your-no.1-source-of-genuine-parts HeritageTVR Parts Limited ?An update from your No.1 source of genuine partsWhile there is ever-increasing excitement about the launch of our new TVR, we are also very conscious of the need to support owners of existing TVRs.Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 Z<p>While there is ever-increasing excitement about the launch of our new TVR, we are also very conscious of the need to support owners of existing TVRs.</p> <p>One of the ways we do this is via the supply of accredited parts for existing models, and we are delighted with the enormous progress TVR Parts Ltd has made over the past couple of years to extend the range and quality of parts available for the TVR community.</p> <p>The reason behind setting up a single source of supply was so that we could focus on delivering the best choice and prices to existing owners. As each month sees more and more parts coming into stock, it is clear this strategy is really working.</p> <p>TVR Parts Ltd has already built a huge stock list in order to service as wide a range as possible of TVR models of all ages, and can now offer substantially more parts than any other supplier. As Colin Bowler, MD of TVR Parts Ltd says, &ldquo;This is just the beginning really. It has been and continues to be quite a treasure-hunt to source so many variations and, where parts no longer exist, we have been working through the original TVR drawings and researching and testing exhaustively to ensure these newly-engineered parts are true to the originals and of sufficient high quality to bring to the market. Our standard two-year warranty on most parts reflects the confidence we have in our quality control.&rdquo;</p> <p>Accredited TVR parts are available to purchase online from their website, <a target="_blank">tvr-parts.com</a>, or you can phone them direct and one of their experienced personnel will be happy to discuss your particular needs or concerns. TVR Car Club members qualify for an immediate 7.5% discount.</p> <p>Recent additions to stock have included a wide range of Toyo Tyres with the TVR logo, radiators for models including Griffith, Chimaera and Tuscans, windscreens, clutch kits and high specification catalytic converters.</p> <p>Based in Hampshire, TVR Parts will be moving in the Autumn to new, larger premises in Alton where they will be able to increase the range of stock yet again.</p> <p>Another exciting development under the reinvigorated TVR Brand!</p>urn:uuid:5e1cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2016/12/15/existing-tvr-owners-your-assistance-is-requested CarsCommunityHeritageExisting TVR owners, your assistance is requestedDo you own a TVR? Is it a clean and generally unmodified example as the factory would have supplied? If the answer is yes then we would welcome you to make contact as we will be arranging a professional photoshoot to bolster the TVR graphic archives for some exciting future projects and your car could be the star!Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 Z<p>Do you own a TVR? Is it a clean and generally unmodified example as the factory would have supplied? If the answer is yes then we would welcome you to make contact as we will be arranging a professional photoshoot to bolster the TVR graphic archives for some exciting future projects and your car could be the star!</p> <p>Multiple photos will be taken of each vehicle involved, together with the recording of additional details, including possibly some video and this material will form a key part of a future presentation.</p> <p>More details will follow but if you wish to be considered to take part, please contact us at <a href="mailto:heritage@tvr.co.uk?Subject=Heritage%20Photoshoot%20-%20">heritage@tvr.co.uk</a> marking the subject field with &ldquo;Heritage Photoshoot&rdquo; followed by your TVR variant (for example, &ldquo;Heritage Photoshoot &ndash; Sagaris&rdquo; or &ldquo;Heritage Photoshoot &ndash; Cerbera&rdquo;) and please also include a colour image of your car within the email. (A JPEG of at least 640 x 480 resolution is preferred.)</p> <p>We wish to cover <strong>all</strong> variants of TVR, so please don&rsquo;t be shy. Once we have a large enough field of applicants we will provide and request more details by return.</p>urn:uuid:b41cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2016/07/20/tvr-roaring-back-as-main-sponsor-of-the-steelmen Press releaseCommunityTVR Roaring Back as main sponsor of The SteelmenTVR announces its sponsorship of Ebbw Vale RFC for the 2016/17 seasonWed, 20 Jul 2016 23:00:00 Z<p>TVR announces its sponsorship of Ebbw Vale RFC for the 2016/17 season</p> <p><a >Ebbw Vale RFC</a> has followed this year&rsquo;s championship winning campaign in the Principality Premiership League by announcing that TVR, the iconic British sports car manufacturer, is to be its main sponsor in the 2016/17 season, carrying the company&rsquo;s famous logo on the front of both shirt and shorts.</p> <p>The news reinforces TVR&rsquo;s commitment to the local community following its announcement earlier this year that it is to manufacture its new vehicle, engineered by Gordon Murray Design and powered by Cosworth, in Ebbw Vale, and which will have its public launch in 2017.</p> <p>Commenting on the news, Ebbw Vale RFC Director and Chairman Jonathan Jones said: &ldquo;As a club we are delighted that TVR has become a partner and feel it is fitting that a club that derives its nickname from the steel industry, which was once the main economic driver of the area, will have strong links with the iconic TVR marque.</p> <p>&ldquo;TVR&rsquo;s facility will help to re-energise the area economically in the coming years and we look forward to working closely with the company, helping them develop an enjoyable and prosperous future with the club, its fellow sponsors, its supporters, and with the area as a whole. This must surely be the most prestigious sponsorship deal in the history of the Premiership and is an excellent boost for Ebbw Vale RFC and the League as a whole.&rdquo;</p> <p>Operations Director for TVR John Chasey commented: &ldquo;TVR are looking forward to establishing our factory in Ebbw Vale and becoming an integral part of both the local economy and community. While TVR cars have traditionally sported composite bodies, they have always been built upon a steel chassis, and the new car will continue to use a steel frame bonded with carbon fibre as part of the iStream process, so the sponsorship of the Steelmen is an appropriate connection we look forward to developing.&rdquo;</p>urn:uuid:941cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2016/05/16/london-motor-show-battersea-evolution-5-8-may-2016 CarsEventsLondon Motor Show ?Battersea Evolution, 5? May 2016Following a very successful London Motor Show, we are pleased to report continued great interest in the new TVRMon, 16 May 2016 23:00:00 Z<p>Following a very successful London Motor Show, we are pleased to report continued great interest in the new TVR</p> <p>Following a very successful London Motor Show held at Battersea Evolution, we are pleased to report continued great interest in the new TVR, from the press, the trade, and private individuals alike.</p> <p>The Battersea show was the first public show that TVR have attended in almost 10 years, and everyone with whom we spoke indicated they had a great day and were enthused about the return of TVR to the sports car sector.</p> <p>Our stand displayed both a beautiful 1966 Griffith 400 and also a full size model of the new car that is being used for ongoing development purposes. As some of the fine detail is still being finalised, the covers were not removed, despite several attempts by both onlookers and even Tiff Needell!</p> <p>The initial unveiling will take place at an exclusive private event for depositors later this year, with the full public launch to follow in 2017.</p> <p>With over 400 deposits already placed, there remain less than 100 positions available for the Launch Edition model &ndash; now confirmed to be limited to 500 cars &ndash; after which prospective purchasers will be able to join a reserve list should they choose to do so.</p> <p>If you were unable to attend the show, please <a >take a moment to look at our new YouTube channel</a>, where you will find a video of a graphic reveal that was recently filmed at our design studio, and a 360&deg; video from the Motor Show stand which can be interactively viewed with many mobile devices, or with the use of a mouse.</p> <p>If you choose to subscribe to the YouTube channel, this will ensure that you do not miss any future video or live feed updates. You can also <a >follow our Twitter feed</a>.</p>urn:uuid:c61cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2016/03/22/tvr-announces-forthcoming-production-facility-in-south-wales-and-significant-additional-investment-in-the-project Press releaseCarsTVR announces forthcoming production facility in South Wales and significant additional investment in the projectTVR today announces that it will build a production facility in Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone, South WalesTue, 22 Mar 2016 00:00:00 Z<p>TVR today announces that it will build a production facility in Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone, South Wales</p> <p>Resurgent British sports car maker, TVR, has announced today that its new production facility will be located in the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone in South Wales. The Welsh Government will also invest in the car maker, further enhancing this exciting manufacturing project which represents over &pound;30 million of capital expenditure over the next five years.</p> <p>The contracts to locate the new TVR factory in Wales were signed on the 18th March 2016 and the deal was officially announced by Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, during a press conference this morning. Currently, TVR is looking at several specific options for the precise location of the factory, the outcome of which will be the subject of a separate announcement in the coming weeks.</p> <p>Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said: &ldquo;This is a fantastic opportunity both for TVR and the Welsh Government. South Wales is becoming a major hub for automotive and motorsport technology and development and the area is a serious opportunity for business development and job creation. We have a sports car project that has garnered global approval and excitement, and we are delighted that the Welsh government wish to become a part of an exciting new era for TVR.&rdquo;</p> <p>The First Minister said: &ldquo;This is yet another fantastic high profile investment for Wales and a great boost for our automotive sector. TVR is another iconic and much loved, world-class brand that still commands a strong and loyal international following. I am delighted the next generation of TVRs will proudly bear the label Made in Wales.</p> <p>&ldquo;Today&rsquo;s news follows hot on the heels of the Aston Martin announcement and sends out a strong, clear message that Wales is the location of choice for advanced manufacturing. It also illustrates that our pro-business approach is delivering results, attracting significant investment and creating high quality jobs and it is another huge boost for Wales, for our automotive sector and for our skilled workforce.&rdquo;</p> <p>The new TVR project, which was announced in early 2015, has already secured in excess of 350 deposits for the fantastic new launch edition car, which features innovative design and styling that maintains the distinctive TVR DNA, but also includes F1 inspired, ground-effect technology. The chassis and body has been designed by Gordon Murray of <a >Gordon Murray Design Ltd.</a>and will be the first production car to be manufactured using their revolutionary iStream&reg; assembly process. Power is provided by a <a >Cosworth</a> tuned and enhanced V8 engine. The Welsh factory will be busy fulfilling orders that already run through to the end of 2018.</p>urn:uuid:fd1cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2015/12/23/tvr-launch-edition-to-include-carbon TechnologyCommunityCarsTVR Launch Edition to include CarbonTVR Newsletter, December 2015: Styling, Cosworth engine testing, and expectations for 2016Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 Z<p> TVR Newsletter, December 2015: Styling, Cosworth engine testing, and expectations for 2016</p> <p>Dear TVRists,</p> <p>Well, it&rsquo;s been a while since the last update and apologies for that &ndash; time flies when you&rsquo;re having fun, as they say, and we&rsquo;ve been spectacularly busy on all aspects of the development process and production logistics. There are some major announcements on these fronts which we&rsquo;ll be able to share (and really look forward to sharing!) with you early in the new year, and in the meantime we thought you&rsquo;d like to hear a bit about some of the exciting stuff we&rsquo;ve been up to.</p> <h3><strong>Car Styling</strong></h3> <p>Looking great! It&rsquo;s certainly a long process though &mdash; there is so much devil in the detail, so much work involved in getting everything to work together properly, to proper modern day standards of fit finish and aero, not to say legislative requirement, while at the same time doing proper justice (in all respects) to TVR&rsquo;s lineage and DNA. Hundreds of iterations in, we are at the point where we have a number of final concepts differing now only in relatively small detail, with only a few decisions left to be made. Suffice to say we&rsquo;re pretty happy with where we are! Incidentally, it may be interesting to know that while we have been using the very latest state of the art CAD software, in parallel we have been working with &lsquo;old fashioned&rsquo; physical seating bucks and scale clay models &ndash; in fact far from old fashioned, as even the most modern (read young!) designer will readily confirm that it&rsquo;s impossible to get the full impact and experience of a physical object via a virtual experience, no matter how good the CAD software is.</p> <p>One of the great advantages when using the Gordon Murray <a >iStream</a> technology is that the body design can be finalised much later than that of a traditionally &lsquo;stamped&rsquo; car. The body is essentially non-structural and &ndash; provided we don&rsquo;t impinge on the structural hard points (God forbid &ndash; Gordon&rsquo;s not one for compromise I&rsquo;m happy to say!) &ndash; it can be finally finessed in tandem with the rest of the car.</p> <p>Speaking of the chassis, you may be aware that Gordon Murray announced at the Tokyo Motor show last month (November 2015) the introduction of <a >iStream Carbon</a>. I guess you may be wondering whether this amazing, exciting new technology will be available as an option on the new TVR&hellip; well the good news is that IT WILL and (in line with our promises that early adopters would be treated exceptionally well) it is scheduled to be included as a NO COST option on the LE car!</p> <p>In terms of timing, we have received a number of enquiries regarding delivery slots and general production timing. In order to be able to tell you when the first cars are going to be delivered, and therefore your place in the queue, there are a number of things that need to be determined. In our next update we will announce the factory location. This has been something we have spent a lot of time on recently. There are a number of important considerations for TVR when deciding where the new home should be. It wasn&rsquo;t a decision to be taken lightly &ndash; we didn&rsquo;t want the location chosen simply because we could build a large shed with grant money. We wanted it to be a statement of our future intent, a place our customers would want to visit, and most of all somewhere all of us associated with TVR &ndash; the whole community &ndash; can rightly be proud to call TVR&rsquo;s home. We are very close to achieving that milestone in our plan &ndash; to make TVR the coolest, hardest-performing hand-built British sports car once more. This time though, it won&rsquo;t just be designed and built with passion, it&rsquo;ll be engineered to perform the way no other TVR has done to date. It will be class-leading, mainly because it will define its own class, as TVR has always done and you&rsquo;d need to spend &pound;1/4 million to find a worthy opponent. A Sagaris wouldn&rsquo;t even see which way it went. (Speaking as an adoring Sag owner, I hope that that excites you just as much as it does me!)</p> <p> Once we have announced the factory location together with some other car specifics regarding the car such as price, minimum performance details, and some further details on the styling/packaging, that will also be the point at which we propose to announce the closing of the order book for the LE cars. This announcement will come in the first half of 2016. Once that announcement is made, we will be confirming orders that have already been placed using our deposit system (<a >I want one of those monsters!</a>) and will be able confirm relative positions in the queue.</p> <h3><strong>Engine development</strong></h3> <p>Steve Cropley from Autocar was present when we fired up an early version of one of our V8 engines at Cosworth&rsquo;s Northampton facility &ndash; see it here: <a >Fire up the Cossie</a>. This was the first official showing of the engine, and the first time we had started the unit that will form the initial race car test mule. Clearly there is a lot of work still to do but we&rsquo;re really pleased with the progress particularly as some of the development work on this unit has flowed back into the road car design, resulting in an expectation of a further additional increase in power for the LE car. The dyno simulated a lap of Le Mans and has the ability to simulate the effect of topography and gear change, and while the unit was not running with either our race or road transmission set up, and the correct aero for the car could not be correctly simulated (&rsquo;cos we haven&rsquo;t finished it yet ;0) &ndash; the results were very respectable, nonetheless. And we broke the dyno! However, our focus is very much on the road car at the moment and importantly, I am pleased to report that the power and torque figures and delivery characteristics are very much on target.</p> <p>The mule car has been munching the miles over the last few months, testing the durability of the engine and drive-train combo. Next step is to combine the complete power train with our chassis into a mule for further testing &ndash; given the body is independent of the chassis and running gear, perhaps something familiar could be seen around the Northampton area soon&hellip; (&hellip;and yes, before you say it, with wheels, chassis, engine, small stickers etc!)</p> <p>So in essence, you can expect an update on the following early in 2016:</p> <ul> <li>Production &ndash; Factory location, ancillary benefits &amp; timing; LE car order book closing details; order confirmations and relative queue positions</li> <li>Body Styling &ndash; further detail of the final design/packaging</li> <li>Performance &ndash; power and torque figures and minimum production deliverables for top speed and acceleration, and kerb weight</li> <li>Pricing &ndash; LE car pricing confirmation</li> <li>Options &ndash; confirmation of basic options including no-cost carbon LE</li> </ul> <p>Well, that&rsquo;s about it for the moment and I&rsquo;d like to finish off by thanking you for your incredible support during 2015, and wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year from all of us at TVR.</p> <p>Exciting times now, and ahead!</p> <p> <strong>Les Edgar</strong><br /> Chairman, TVR Manufacturing Ltd</p>urn:uuid:f51bbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2015/07/05/tvr-accepting-deposits-for-its-new-2017-car Press releaseCarsTVR Accepting Deposits for its New 2017 CarTVR to accept deposits for its new 2017 car in view of unprecedented enthusiasm and demand following announcement of the new car.Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:00:00 Z<p>TVR to accept deposits for its new 2017 car in view of unprecedented enthusiasm and demand following announcement of the new car.</p> <p>We have to say that we have been delighted &ndash; indeed bowled over &ndash; by the tremendous positive reaction to the announcement of our plans for the new TVR, and in particular the huge number of positive expressions of desire to place an order and to secure a place in the production queue. In order to satisfy that desire, and as it will assist us in planning the early years ahead, we have brought forward our plans to accept formal deposits against allocated build slots for the new car, in order of date of application.</p> <p>We are very aware of the historic issues surrounding previous owners of the marque and issues over deposits, and can assure that these will not be repeated. If you are uncomfortable placing a deposit at this stage, we respect that. However, we should advise that from the expressions of interest to date we are confident that at least the first year&rsquo;s production run will quickly be sold out. A small measure of risk isn&rsquo;t for everyone, and we appreciate that, but we are very well backed, and here to stay.</p> <p>The deposit scheme will go live at midday on <strong>July 7th 2015</strong>.</p> <p>Here are some examples of the great coverage we have received since the announcement of the car.</p> <ul> <li><a target="_blank">Autocar</a></li> <li><a target="_blank">Top Gear</a></li> <li><a target="_blank">Evo</a></li> <li><a target="_blank">PistonHeads</a></li> </ul> <h2><strong>FAQs</strong></h2> <h3><strong>Is my deposit refundable?</strong></h3> <p>Yes, until you place your formal order (once specifications and options have been announced), you will be able to apply for a refund. There will be no deductions for administration fees or the like by TVR, although there may be charges/deductions by bank or credit card companies. All we ask is that if you place a deposit, you do so in good faith.</p> <h3><strong>Is my money at risk?</strong></h3> <p>No &ndash; we would never allow that to be the case. We are well funded, and are here to stay! The deposit line has opened in response to a large number of requests from potential customers wishing to place a deposit on the basis of the information currently available both in the motoring press and on our website. If you do not consider this to be sufficient for you to decide whether or not you should place a deposit, we recommend you do not do so. However, if you pay by credit card, your payment is guaranteed by the credit card company.</p> <h3><strong>What is the Launch Edition?</strong></h3> <p>The Launch Edition, or LE (no prizes!), is a limited run with extra specification and special features at a discounted price against the usual list price for that specification, to celebrate the marque&rsquo;s return to production in its 70th birthday year.</p> <h3><strong>If I order a car now do I have to have a Launch Edition?</strong></h3> <p>No, you can exercise a choice when placing your order. This can be changed later on. Once the slots have been sold a waiting list will be maintained in case any LE orders are varied or cancelled.</p> <h3><strong>Is it permissible to place multiple deposits?</strong></h3> <p>We are aware that some individuals may intend to place two deposits &ndash; &lsquo;one to keep, one to sell&rsquo;. Acceptance of more than 2 deposits from one individual or organisation is subject to prior discussion. We are aware that there is likely to be a profit opportunity from selling on build slots, but wish to keep that aspect contained to a reasonably measured degree &ndash; we want the cars to go to enthusiasts at the right price, not via speculators making multiple turns.</p> <h3><strong>Will I be able to sell, or &lsquo;flip&rsquo;, my deposit?</strong></h3> <p>Yes &ndash; this will be allowed &ndash; but only once per buyer save by prior arrangement.</p> <h3><strong>There is no formal specification or price list yet &ndash; how can I be sure I want one?</strong></h3> <p>If you don&rsquo;t agree that the new car is a giant slayer, a TVR in every way, and incredible value for money, and you decide you don&rsquo;t want to proceed with a formal order, we&rsquo;ll give you your money back &ndash; no problem.</p> <h3><strong>I&rsquo;d Like to place a deposit on a convertible &ndash; can I do that now?</strong></h3> <p>We are not yet taking deposits for convertible cars.</p> <h3><strong>Will there be a LHD drive version at launch?</strong></h3> <p>Yes.</p> <h3><strong>Will the launch car meet legislation in my country?</strong></h3> <p>The first car will initially be manufactured to EC SSTA (EU Small Series Type Approval) specifications and as such will be available in all EU countries and be available in right or left-hand drive versions.</p> <p>In due course we will manufacture to further international standards. However, the launch model will need to be purchased in the EU and you will need to arrange for it to be individually exported and undertake whatever local type approvals are required to register the car locally yourself.</p> <p>We are happy for you to place a deposit on a car in order to secure a place in the queue now while you investigate this further, and should you discover that it is unlikely that you would be unable to import the car then we will happily refund the deposit.</p> <h3><strong>How will I know what my position in the queue is?</strong></h3> <p>We will not be announcing specific positions at this stage, but broadly speaking, your position is determined at the time we receive cleared funds for your deposit. However, as credit card companies, banks and cheques can take varying times to clear funds, there may be a discrepancy between when you authorise your payment and when we actually receive the funds.</p>urn:uuid:d11bbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2015/06/02/tvr-to-return-to-production-with-stunning-new-car-designed-in-collaboration-with-gordon-murray-design TechnologyCarsPress releaseTVR to return with new car designed in collaboration with Gordon Murray DesignRevered British sports car brand, TVR, is roaring back to production with an incredible all-new Cosworth powered sports car, engineered in collaboration with F1 and road car design legend, Gordon Murray.Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:00:00 Z<p>Revered British sports car brand, TVR, is roaring back to production with an incredible all-new Cosworth powered sports car, engineered in collaboration with F1 and road car design legend, Gordon Murray.</p> <ul> <li>TVR has developed a product and launch programme that will see at least four new models brought to market over the next ten years</li> <li>Positioning and pricing set to be consistent with TVR&rsquo;s past market positioning and highly competitive within its segment</li> </ul> <p>The iconic British car brand, TVR, has today announced that it will return to the market with an all-new British designed and built sports car. The company, which boasts an outstanding new management team, has developed the new car in collaboration with Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth, each providing much of the core design and engineering capability for the all-new TVR. This incredible project is already well advanced with over a year of development completed so far.</p> <p>TVR will issue more specification details and early images later in 2015, but the car will continue the tradition of a classic British two-seat sports car with a composite ground effect aero chassis and body package using Gordon Murray Design&rsquo;s innovative iStream&reg; technology. Enthusiasts will also be delighted to know that the car will feature the traditional TVR DNA of a front engine with rear wheel drive and a manual transmission, powered by a normally aspirated, dry-sumped, V8 engine, developed and engineered by Cosworth.</p> <p>Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said: &ldquo;We know that a new TVR has to be better than just good &ndash; it has to be outstanding. From the outset we only wanted to work with the best partners in the business, and both Gordon Murray&rsquo;s and Cosworth&rsquo;s track records within motor sport and high performance car design and engineering speak for themselves. GMD and Cosworth are the perfect partners for TVR and together, we will deliver a truly exceptional new car.&rdquo;</p> <p>Production of the car will begin in 2017, and will be offered to the market at a competitive price point within its segment and consistent with TVR&rsquo;s positioning in the past. TVR has prioritised the company&rsquo;s position as an all-British institution, and the cars will be completely produced in new UK factory premises.</p> <p>Gordon Murray, Chairman of Gordon Murray Design comments: &ldquo;TVR is an iconic brand which has been an important part of British sports car manufacturing for many decades. Its return to manufacturing is an exciting development and the car deserves the best chassis and powertrain that can possibly be delivered. To that end, I am delighted that our company is involved with the project, and that TVR are using our iStream&reg; technology.&rdquo;</p> <p>Bruce Wood, Cosworth Technical Director, said: &ldquo;We are proud to see Cosworth&rsquo;s industry-leading engineering at the heart of the revived TVR brand. Our team has been working closely with TVR and Gordon Murray Design to develop a powertrain solution that perfectly complements the exceptional performance characteristics of the new car. It&rsquo;s an exciting project and one which well suits Cosworth&rsquo;s engineering expertise.&rdquo;</p> <p>Edgar continues: &ldquo;We are a well-funded, well-supported organisation and boast a vastly experienced management team. We are here to stay and we have a fully evolved ten year plan for product and business development, and are committed to deliver on all the targets we have set ourselves &ndash; as we have done to date.</p> <p>&ldquo;Despite very deliberately maintaining a low profile since completing the acquisition of TVR two years ago, we have had an enormous amount of unsolicited interest from businesses, individuals and investors internationally. Such is the strength of the brand and the passion of its followers. It is a real privilege to be a part of the revival of a great British marque &ndash; one that will succeed through our single-minded desire to produce exceptional sports cars.&rdquo;</p>urn:uuid:d81cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2015/04/21/the-tvr-network-goes-live HeritagePress releaseThe TVR Network goes liveWhether you’re a fan of the marque, interested in maintaining or restoring your cherished TVR, looking to buy or sell an appreciating modern classic, wanting to protect your TVR’s value, or take a race-prepared TVR to the track, TVR Network is the place to go.Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 Z<p>Whether you&rsquo;re a fan of the marque, interested in maintaining or restoring your cherished TVR, looking to buy or sell an appreciating modern classic, wanting to protect your TVR&rsquo;s value, or take a race-prepared TVR to the track, TVR Network is the place to go.</p> <p>Owners seeking the very best for their cherished TVR will rightly want honest, reliable garage services provided by experts fitting TVR Genuine Parts. Those yet to discover the joys of ownership, but who are now considering buying an appreciating TVR classic, will want to know where to go for sound buying advice. Racers and performance enthusiasts alike will seek specialist guidance before upgrading their beloved cars for even more focused exhilaration.</p> <p>No matter what your area of interest in TVR, there is now a fully authorised network in place to help you find the expertise and resources you&rsquo;re looking for. TVR Network brings together the very best of all the businesses concerned with our marque. Most offer many years &ndash; indeed decades &ndash; of experience with TVR cars, and we are proud to say that there is simply no better informed, better resourced, or better value place to go, to meet all your TVR needs.</p> <p>Whether your interest is in preserving original specifications or enhancing them, TVR Network can help, via its &lsquo;Heritage&rsquo; and &lsquo;Performance&rsquo; divisions.</p> <p>You can read all about <a href="http://www.lauramare.com/ownership/network/">TVR Network</a> in the dedicated area of our website; you&rsquo;ll also find a complete list of current members, and a search facility to quickly locate precisely the services you&rsquo;re looking for. If you don't find what you are searching for, please <a href="http://www.lauramare.com/contact-us">contact us here</a>.</p> <p>PERFORMANCE, RELIABILITY, VALUE, TRUST. All proudly delivered by the members of TVR Network</p>urn:uuid:821cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2015/04/16/tvr-purchases-classic-tvr-parts-business Press releaseHeritageTVR Purchases Classic TVR Parts BusinessAs part of its ongoing plans to support existing TVR owners, TVR is pleased to announce the purchase of the parts business of David Gerald/Classic World Racing which focused on pre-1980 TVRs.Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:00:00 Z<p>As part of its ongoing plans to support existing TVR owners, TVR is pleased to announce the purchase of the parts business of David Gerald/Classic World Racing which focused on pre-1980 TVRs.</p> <p>This initiative will achieve 3 important goals. Firstly, it will allow for the smooth transition of parts, including many quite rare parts for pre-1980 cars, to the already impressive stock held by TVR Parts Limited. Secondly, it means that TVR Parts Limited, the sole appointed distributor of TVR Genuine Parts, now has a comprehensive licence and access to even more historical records to better support TVR cars from every era. Finally, it will allow Classic World Racing to focus on its core business of servicing, restoring and maintaining TVRs to the highest of standards, preparing many of these cars for exhilarating track day and race winning performance.</p> <p>Commenting on the deal, Chairman of TVR Manufacturing Les Edgar said, &ldquo;This acquisition allows our licensed partners &lsquo;TVR Parts Limited&rsquo; to expand the world&rsquo;s deepest and widest range of stock of TVR Genuine Parts, giving even more comprehensive levels of support to existing TVR owners. All sections of the TVR community should welcome this enhancement, since a stronger TVR Parts business allows for continuity of supply, keener prices and ever-better service for owners of our much-loved cars.&rdquo;</p> <p>For his part, Chairman of <a >TVR Parts Limited</a> Graham Love added, &ldquo;We are delighted to have added the pre-1980 models to the very extensive range of Genuine TVR parts we already carry, making TVR Parts Ltd the comprehensive one stop shop for all TVR owners, regardless of the age of their cars. We look forward to welcoming all owners of pre-1980 TVRs as valued new customers.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mike Luck, owner of Classic World Racing, said he was extremely pleased to see his parts business become part of such an exciting development. &ldquo;Our parts business deserved a secure future and it is fitting that the historic records and tooling have returned back to TVR ownership.&rdquo;</p>urn:uuid:3d1cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2014/11/13/announcing-tvr-genuine-parts HeritagePress releaseAnnouncing TVR Genuine PartsWhether you’re carrying out a full restoration or merely looking to replace a single, particular part for your cherished TVR, you’ll want the comfort of fitting genuine parts. But how can you be sure that’s what you’re getting?Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 Z<p>Whether you&rsquo;re carrying out a full restoration or merely looking to replace a single, particular part for your cherished TVR, you&rsquo;ll want the comfort of fitting genuine parts. But how can you be sure that&rsquo;s what you&rsquo;re getting?</p> <p>This was the recurring question put to us by concerned owners and workshops alike and, as the years went by after the Blackpool factory closed, the situation was becoming more confused and the future less certain. Now, with this new initiative, we hope to bring some confidence back to the market.</p> <p>Firstly, we have examined the old stock of original parts. This comprises a mix of what was left in the stores after the Blackpool factory closed, together with stock from OEMs that historically supplied products for the old cars.</p> <p>Then, discovering some parts no longer existed, we decided to open the TVR design archives and authorise the use of our extensive library of technical drawings (including nearly 100,000 CAD drawings). By doing so we hope to facilitate the remanufacture of replacement parts guaranteed to match, or exceed, the performance defined by the original specifications.</p> <p>Together, this new and old stock is in the process of being packaged and labelled as &lsquo;TVR GENUINE PARTS&rsquo;.</p> <p>And, to keep things as simple as possible, we have decided to licence a single source to supply and distribute all of them to anyone who needs them, anywhere in the world. This newly created single source is called &lsquo;TVR Parts&rsquo;, and you can <a href="http://www.lauramare.com/ownership/genuine-parts">read more about this initiative here</a>.</p>urn:uuid:4f1cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2014/11/13/tvr-helps-establish-tvr-parts-ltd HeritageTVR Helps Establish TVR Parts LtdIn order to help guarantee both quality and continuity of supply of TVR Genuine Parts, and to give customers confidence in the source of those Parts, TVR is pleased to announce the launch of TVR Parts Limited as part of an exclusive worldwide agreement.Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 Z<p>In order to help guarantee both quality and continuity of supply of TVR Genuine Parts, and to give customers confidence in the source of those Parts, TVR is pleased to announce the launch of TVR Parts Limited as part of an exclusive worldwide agreement.</p> <p>Recognising the demand for genuine spares amongst trade and owners alike, TVR has spent many months working on the recently launched TVR Genuine Parts initiative. In tandem, and to guarantee the ongoing availability of original and carefully remanufactured parts well into the future, TVR has decided to assist in the setting up of a single distribution source &ndash; &lsquo;TVR Parts Limited&rsquo;.</p> <p>Newly incorporated this summer, TVR Parts is fully licensed by TVR as the exclusive supplier of TVR Genuine Parts worldwide. Since none of the old licences or parts distribution agreements remain in force, things in future will be nice and simple. From now on, if you&rsquo;re after a TVR Genuine Part then the sole source will be TVR Parts.</p> <p>TVR Parts is already operational, and there are plans for further expansion of its services and facilities, including a new 12,000 sq.ft. warehouse. Furthermore, the plans are to increase the range of stock held over the coming months and years, growing to over 250,000 parts from some 5,000 line items always being available.</p> <p>TVR has also granted TVR Parts access to its archives including the factory&rsquo;s comprehensive databases of models and part numbers going back decades, so ensuring a solid knowledge base and future support for the TVR community.</p> You can read more about TVR Parts and browse the available stock at <a >www.tvr-parts.com</a>, where you can also set up an account and order online.urn:uuid:291cbc40-ce69-6a53-9022-ff0000e58daehttp://www.lauramare.com/noise/post/noise/2014/04/06/to-use-an-old-saying CommunityTo use an old saying?/title><description>…‘No News Is Good News? Everyone at TVR remains acutely aware of the expectation among enthusiasts as well as the appetite for updates on the new cars.</description><pubDate>Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:00:00 Z</pubDate><a10:content type="text"><p>&hellip;&lsquo;No News Is Good News&rsquo;. Everyone at TVR remains acutely aware of the expectation among enthusiasts as well as the appetite for updates on the new cars.</p> <p>Such high levels of interest are tremendously flattering and, as we continue to make exciting progress with our development plans, it&rsquo;s certainly tempting to reveal snippets.</p> <p>However, we continue to believe it&rsquo;s best not to share details of our plans publicly just yet. We understand this is the source of a little frustration for some, though a majority of the community have been generous in applauding our tight-lipped stance. In previous years there have been disappointments, when early announcements came to nothing, and we&rsquo;re determined not to make similar mistakes. However, we&rsquo;re pleased to report enormous progress towards TVR&rsquo;s return and our relative silence shouldn&rsquo;t be interpreted as anything more than our absolute focus on making this comeback permanent.</p></a10:content></item></channel></rss> <a href="http://www.lauramare.com/">С˵</a> <script> (function(){ var bp = document.createElement('script'); var curProtocol = window.location.protocol.split(':')[0]; if (curProtocol === 'https') { bp.src = 'https://zz.bdstatic.com/linksubmit/push.js'; } else { bp.src = 'http://push.zhanzhang.baidu.com/push.js'; } var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(bp, s); })(); </script> </body>