How TVR Was Revived

May 30 2018
Sports Cars

TVR is a legendary brand in the world of British sports cars. The company’s history goes all the way back to 1946 when it was founded in Blackpool.

Although TVR enjoyed great success over the years, in 2004 they were forced to stop production on any new vehicles due to limited cash. The same year, Nikolay Smolensky bought the company from then owner, Peter Wheeler.

TVR had limited success under Smolensky and by 2006 production had dropped drastically and the company laid off 300 of its staff. There were plans to restart production in 2008 and a target of 2,000 sales for that year was set, although these plans never materialized.

In 2013, Smolensky sold his ownership of TVR to UK company, TVR Automotive Ltd. Over the last 5 years, TVR has taken a lot of positive steps including the announcement of a TVR Genuine Parts initiative in 2014, which would ensure the supply of parts for classic TVR models as well as any future vehicles.

Rumours of a new TVR vehicle began to appear in 2015, when it was revealed that the company had already been working on it for more than a year. In September 2017, the new TVR Griffith was finally revealed to the world at the Goodwood Revival.

The Griffith will be available to the public in 2018 and TVR has plans to bring a range of new cars to the market from 2019 onwards.