It's hard not to be worried about the reborn TVR. The company's new owner, entrepreneur Les Edgar, recently sat down with PistonHeads to discuss his plans for the fabled brand. Unfortunately, Edgar was no less dodgy about the future of TVR in his latest interview than he has been in the past. Evasive on everything from what the TVR brand means to him to which of the company's cars he's owned in the past, the former video game developer is either the most cautious individual to ever get into the automotive manufacturing game or is woefully unprepared for his new undertaking.

When asked what's at the heart of TVR, Edgar responded, "I think it's the people that buy them. We're looking [for] a demographic that is probably different from what it was 15-20 years [ago]. We build cars that hopefully people want to buy, and they may not be the same type of people that bought them 10 years ago. At the base of it – the DNA – has got to be the same thing running through."

Right.

Edgar then went on to dance around the question of what that DNA is, exactly. You can check out the full interview by heading over to PistonHeads. We sincerely hope we're wrong about Edgar and his intentions for the brand, but the executive's early comments haven't quite passed our sniff test.


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      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Say what you like about them. I think they look awesome. It's the interiors that need sharpening up. And they need more gizmo's for the new age.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brodz
        The interiors, the suspension, the build quality, the manufacturing consistency, the collision safety. These things are kit cars built on the cheap. They sound nice and sometimes look nice, but they'll kill you.
      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      Interesting article. He comes off as completely evasive and defensive in the interview, not a good sign. "...But I couldn’t give you a heads up on any mechanical aspect of what we do other than it’s likely to have four wheels and hopefully the doors won’t fall off.”"
      Timothy Neal Templet
      This thing looks like it put together with spare Aston Martin and Viper parts, and re those 2014 Corvette tail lights that I see?
        William Flesher
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Timothy Neal Templet
        None of the above Timothy. Your eyes alone should be enough to tell you that. With a little research, you would find know that TVR's haven't been produced for nearly a decade.
        Duran
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Timothy Neal Templet
        Doubtful, as this is a 10 year old car.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, the Sagaris is amazingly ugly. On the other hand I was pretty shocked to learn the specs of the Speed 12. Pretty sick for the time.
      Blue
      • 1 Year Ago
      This article doesn't pass my sniff test. What a ******* waste of my time.
      Thunder938
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like it..until the back bumper, exhuast cover thing...WOW that is bad
        360_AD
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Thunder938
        And you've completely missed the point of the article... commenting on a design that is 10 years old.
        William Flesher
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Thunder938
        "Back bumper, exhaust cover thing..." Spoken like a true and thoughtful enthusiast!
          Peter_G
          • 1 Year Ago
          @William Flesher
          Like "the thing on the shoulder that goes up!" Probably only firearm enthusiasts will get that reference, but it was equally nonsensical.
        Scooter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Thunder938
        Although it speaks volumes to a failing companies reason for demise...
      Claud
      • 1 Year Ago
      1st thing he needs to do is clean up that body design........
        William Flesher
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Claud
        1st thing you need to do is read text and build a knowledge base before self-publishing a comment that many thousands of people will read.
          Wacko
          • 1 Year Ago
          @William Flesher
          William did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning??
      • 1 Year Ago
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      jfa1177
      • 1 Year Ago
      This guy is clearly in over his head and has no clue as to where TVR is going which is a shame. The is a helluva brand with so much potential!
        William Flesher
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jfa1177
        I respectfully disagree. The ink has barely dried on his purchase agreement. His private purchase. Of freaking TVR. He should be applauded for merely having the means and interest to buy it at all. TVR has made some ridiculously extreme sports cars in it's troubled history, and in that respect it could be considered "a helluva brand with so much potential". But it has NEVER been financially profitable or stable for any length of time, and it's last owner said all of the things you want to hear while producing jack sh*t. We all have opinions, and you may be proven absolutely correct five years from now. You can claim that Les Edgar has "no idea of where TVR is going", but he obviously has a better understanding of where TVR has been before, and the cash to buy it regardless. Your brief and damning opinion today is that of an armchair quarterback with zero skin in the game, and others will always be there to remind you.
      me
      • 1 Year Ago
      He can't do any worse than where they were before he stepped it...dead...He should make bicycles or perhaps a cool Tvr game
      beckham07
      • 1 Year Ago
      TVR's are to the sports car world what the (english)hooligans are to the soccer world
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