• Apr 12th 2007 at 12:04PM
  • 8

TVR is the formerly Blackpool, England-based maker of fearsome coupes and roadsters not seen in this land (outside of movies like Swordfish) since the 1980s-era TVR Tasmin. Now TVR is owned by an Orlando party planner and a guy who imports Japanese domestic-market cars, who recently held a coming-out party for potential dealers of the troubled and now-practically-American marque in Polk City, Florida.

TVR makes three models (Sagaris, Tuscan S, Tuscan S convertible), but the planned 45-dealer US network will start with only the Sagaris. Bodies will be made in England, with Bertone (in Italy) performing final assembly. The Sagaris will use a 4.0L Ricardo Speed-Six, an inline 6-cylinder with 400 hp, and production is due to begin next year, with an annual run of 5,000 cars at $120,000 per. While the new owners would like to start a racing series, the first thing they need to do is build a few reliable cars. If they can do that, then more TVR for everyone is a good thing.

[Source: Cool Brit]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love TVRs, but they an acquired taste, and I wonder how the American buyer will do with them. Certainly, the enthusiasts' will appreciate and own them. The sticker price is a wee bit high.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good news for us in the US, but damnit... I wanted a Tuscan. Oh well... not like I can afford one at the moment anyway.
      • 8 Years Ago
      but if it were a jap car it would be FWD and the bonnet would be half as long, and there would also be a huge trunk.

      no sir, this is a car that was designed in a shed by a couple of blokes after a game of darts at the pub.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My Money will be On the new FISKER automobile soon go on sale. American owned and designed bt the same guy who designed the new ASTON MARTIN. They look great campared to the TVR and will cost abour 50 grand less, The fisker will also be part electric/glass with incredible speed. Did I mention it looks like a cross between a Maserati and a Four door ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am glad someone is still going to make a performance car with an inline 6. *Looks at BMW and scowls* There is nothing like the sound of a well worked inline 6 revving. The first time I heard and XKE I fell in love with that sound
      • 8 Years Ago
      TVR rocks. Total niche sports car with killer looks and hopefully incredible European performance. Future USA born Porsche killer? I hope so...
      • 6 Years Ago
      My money will be on the new Fisker car soon to go on sale.
      • 8 Years Ago
      There is nothing so sweet sounding to the ear as a inline six at full chat.

      Welcome back from the dead TVR!