TVR, the British cottage industry builder of hair-on-fire, purists' sports cars like the Sagaris, Tuscan, and Cerbera flamed out in spectacular fashion back in 2006, leaving a hole in the the hearts of enthusiasts far larger than its meager output might suggest. The company behind the brilliantly characterful but never-quite pretty, never-quite reliable sports cars with their far-flung ergonomics and bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you dynamics has been the subject of intermittent resurrection rumors s
Just a week ago, the rumor was spread that new TVRs will be coming to the U.S. and that they'll cook their tires with U.S. engines – but you'll probably have to wait until this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed to get the details. Now we've been told that you can buy remanufactured versions of the Tuscan, Sagaris, and T350, and you don't have to wait at all!
TVR has proven its place as a member of the automotive nosferatu, rising once again and relaunching a revised Sagaris that's being readied for production. Currently a prototype, the Sagaris has received updates to the exterior in the form of a new hood and splitter, as well as 19 inch wheels bolted to a re-tuned suspension. One thing that stays the same is the four-liter straight-six under that new hood. Inside, the TVR interior acid trip has been dialed back with the redesigned instrument panel
Well, it looks like Friday's "temporary layoffs" at TVR's Blackpool plant are going to be permanent. Labor union representatives said Monday that they have been told by TVR management that the factory will be shut down in six months, with a permanent loss of 260 jobs.