TVR planning 600bhp Typhoon supercar
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.
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