There's a flicker of life over at TVR
. The eccentric British sportscar firm has a brand-new website, complete with a revised logo that harkens back to the company's 1954 original. That's far from the grand plans that the company's owner, Nikolai Smolenski
, had drawn in the clouds, but at least its something. PistonHeads.com reports
that TVR will now source you one of the company's used models and completely rework the vehicle's systems. The engine gets swapped for a new General Motors
LS3 mated to a five-speed transmission, while the interior gets the appropriate amount of spit and polish as well. It just goes to prove that there's nothing that a small-block can't fix.
PistonHeads also says that TVR will be happy to give current TVR owners' vehicles the same level of treatment. Right now, it's unclear exactly how much such a revitalization will cost, but we wouldn't plan on it being cheap.
In more interesting news, TVRBlog indicates that plans are afoot for a new Tuscan 4, which is likely to be a roadster. The open-topped sports car
is likely the previously rumored
TVR MD1, and it's possible that the model will debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Head over to the TVR website
for more information.