TVR finds a home

The saga of British sports car manufacturer TVR took another twist this week when the company leased space in an old WWII bomber factory just a short distance away from its shuttered Blackpool factory.

According to BBC News, the company will move to its new address on the outskirts of the Blackpool airport in August and resume production by the end of the year. The company's Russian owner, Nikolai Smolenski, says he also plans to open a new headquarters, R&D center and museum (!) in nearby Lancaster.

Production at the new factory will start out at 10 cars per week, and ramp to 20. Smolenski's plan to increase production to 100 units a week will require moving to a bigger facility, although it now appears that the company plans to remain in the Blackpool area for the foreseeable future.

When production resumes, Autocar reports that TVR will drop the entry level Tamora (pictured) to focus on the Sagaris and Tuscan models.

[Sources: BBC, Autocar]]

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