Had everything gone according to plan, the TVR Griffith would have released early this year. But due to some complications, it's now been delayed until 2020.
According to a report by Motor1, the TVR will be delayed due to construction processes at their Welsh factory. Or more specifically, it's due to European Union regulations. Since the Welsh government purchased a three percent stake in the company in January, they are classified as a state-funded company. This forced them to open up bidding to all EU firms instead of just their Welsh factory, causing delays.
Paul Thompson, heritage director of TVR, spoke Dutch website AutoRAI. He made the claim that the EU regulations were the source of the delays, citing them as the reasons it will "take more time than expected."
The TVR Griffith, when it actually releases, will feature a Ford 5.0-liter V-8 engine. Combined with a six-speed manual transmission, it can push as much as 500 horsepower. It will also be the first car to use the iStream construction method by Gordon Murray. This method uses minimal pre-built parts and structures to minimize weight.
TVR estimates around 1,500 to 2,000 cars each year once it begins production.
TBR Griffith Delayed Until 2020 Due To EU Regulations
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