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TVR is back! Meet the brand new Griffith

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Plus, with power coming from a dry-sumped Cosworth-enhanced 5.0-litre Ford V8 engine, it should have respectable pace. However, in keeping with the new company's principle of keeping the driver fully in control, the lightweight Griffith uses intelligent engineering over electronic driver aids.

The long-awaited Gordon Murray-designed TVR Griffith has been shown for the first time in full at this year's Goodwood Revival. Instead, it has a completely flat underside that sucks the auto to the ground, with handling further helped by the ideal 50:50 weight distribution (with the engine sitting behind the front axle).

Speaking of which, the last time TVR used the Grifith name was between 1990 and 2001, with approximately 2600 cars produced before production ceased. TVR claims that this new sportscar has a top speed that is north of 300km/h - and will dismiss the 0-100km/h sprint in less than four seconds.

All eyes at Goodwood Revival are on TVR as the British firm showcases their first all-new sports vehicle in a decade.

Gordon Murray's contribution comes in the form of iStream, the carbon composite body is fitted over a steel and aluminium chassis with carbon composite panels bonded to the frame for additional strength. Large 19-inch wheels shod in 235/35 rubber sit up front and are joined by 20-inch wheels out back wrapped in meaty 275/30 rubber.

The interior looks just as special as we'd expect from a TVR.

The suspension uses double wishbones at either end, with adjustable coil-over dampers and concentric springs. Specifications for standard cars are forthcoming, but the portrait-orientated infotainment touchscreen (this rests above physical knobs for the air-conditioning) should be standard.

While every TVR owner has a positive story about the car's speed, they have more tales about the car's unreliability. The Griffith is said to offer "ample head room and cabin space, as well as more than adequate storage space". The new Griffith is being assembled in a freshly built factory in Wales and production will start in late 2018.

Now meet the all-new, 21st century TVR, the first since a wealthy consortium - headed by computer games magnate and entrepreneur Les Edgar - wrested the company away from Nikolai Smolenski in 2013.

At 4314mm long, the Griffith is a little shorter than a Porsche 718 Cayman; but, for all its performance, the two-seat Griffith has also been deisgned to be usable on an everyday basis.

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