• Nov 16, 2006
Despite all of the stories we've run about TVR shutting down, being saved, closing the UK plant, allying themselves with Bertone, and rallying to honor Liverpool workers, this is the story we really wanted to report. A new 600-hp Typhoon (not to be confused with the Typhon) is being planned. PistonHeads is reporting that the new model will be making its debut at the Geneva motor show next spring.

The Typhoon should use a version of the Speed Six engine, although supercharged to produce 600 horsepower. That should be fun. And the Typhoon will also be a lightweight, using carbon-fiber body panels. That also means it will be expensive. TVR spokesman Jason Oxley was quoted as saying that a guesstimated a price of around £120,000 "is about right." That's $226,500. Gulp.

While admitting the car would be recognizable as a TVR, Oxley also said he couldn't describe exactly what it will look like. The Typhoon will also mark TVR's first foray into computer-aided design. This high tech process of digitally designing a car might appear out of character for the tiny firm, but since most of us will only experience the car on our PS3s, perhaps it's a good idea to already have it on disc.

As a way of celebrating TVR's 60th birthday, 60 of the Typhoons are going to be buildt and some are already sold. If you absolutely, positively must have a 600 hp TVR, you better get a move on.

[Source: PistonHeads]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I would find it hard for TVR, in its state, to produce the funds to develop a quality 600 hp sports car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe TVR would have a better chance at survival if their various cars' headlights didn't look like mutations from "The Fly".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Finally some good news, i was beginning to worry the last true sportscar was going for good. At $265,000 it's the only car I know of that really will be 'that good' before it even hits. Thank god the people who build (and still are going to build *cross fingers*) the last of the electronic nanny free, fantastically original cars are going to put together a 600hp monster. Will the Bug have to worry? Most likely not. LM640 and Enzo? Yeah, i'd wager.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How many of you have actually driven a 600bhp car? I'm fortunate enough to have a 350bhp track car, be an active race driver and a 300bhp 350z for day to day.

      Let me tell you, on a damp cold morning when you've only been up for 45 minutes and you're booting it around a roundabout as you've been sitting in traffic for the past 20 minutes traction control really is a car saver. If any TVR wants to be taken seriously as a day to day car they need some sort of TC that can be turned fully off.

      Anyway, good news. I tracked a t350 a while back and it was great fun, bit too much understeer but so much character.
      • 8 Years Ago
      maybe they should get a factory before they start previewing new models. so far nickoli hasnt delivered on a single word of what he has promised. he bought a car company as a toy and he hasnt done much with it since he took it out of the box except lay off all the employees.

      i dont believe a single word about future products from TVR, i give them a 50% chance of ever making another car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      err...

      the Typhon HAS the c/f body, seq. trans, and 600 or so bhp supercharged Speed Six.

      I call BS on this story.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now that TVR have moved into "supercar" territory, I wonder if they will finally adopt some level of electronic driving aid. If I remember right, you STILL can not buy any TVR with ABS or stability control.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Don't know why, just never really warmed up to TVRs. Nothing against the mechanicals, but their designs always looked like a piece of unfinished work to me. Some designer really thought it was okay to poke eight holes in the front of this car and stick some lights in them. Sorry TVR, that arrangement is a bloddy mess.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hate that insectoid headlight design on Euro cars--especially TVRs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      that's correct Howard, it's been part of their "appeal" if you will, that old Diablo sense of death whenever traction goes sour.
      • 8 Years Ago
      TVR is a wonderful company but the current models must first be upgraded to have ABS, bags for safety reasons before it mixes up with the big boys in the super car area.