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Report: TVR rebirth hinges on hybrid tech and Chevrolet Corvette power

At long last, the question of exactly which American V8 the newly-resurrected TVR will use has been answered. As you might have guessed, the Russian-owned, English-bred racer will get a beating heart from none other than the mighty Chevrolet Corvette. The news hounds over at Autocar managed to snag a quick interview with

TVR 'remanufacturer' facing legal opposition?

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Rumormill: TVR on the comeback trail with American V8 power?

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Unexpected Greenery: TVR Artemis concept from Niels van Roij

TVR Artemis concept from Niels van Roij - Click above for high-res image gallery

Ex-TVR owner Peter Wheeler: 1944-2009

Few car companies have been as gloriously 'off the reservation' crazy for as long as British sportscar maker TVR. And while the status of the dormant manufacturer may not be entirely clear, it has lost a key figure who helped make it the wild, wacky and wonderful marque that it is: former TVR owner Peter Wheeler has passed away after a brief illness.

Will Al Melling and Nikolai Smolenski start bidding war for TVR?

You may have noticed our post Wednesday about TVR's owner Nikolai Smolenski losing his trademark rights and certain tooling. Yesterday, it was revealed tha

TVR's trademarks swiped from teenage Russian owner

The iconic British auto brand TVR will almost certainly not be making any more vehicles in the U.K. Instead, as the Independent reports, future models will most likely be built in Asia. Why? Because, Nikolai Smolensky, known as the "Baby oligarch," split off an administration arm from the company late last year. Just last Friday, that arm put the TVR name and some of it's tooling Jeremy Korzeniewski

FOR SALE: TVR needs new owner to stay alive

A brief report on TopGear.com reveals that the British sports car builder TVR has been "placed in adminitstration," which we believe is Brit for something akin to Chapter 11. The report states that administrators PKF (UK) intends to sell the automaker to keep it alive. TVR was purchased by Russian millionaire Nikolai Smolensky back in 2004, and though the Russian did much in the way of reviving TVR with new models and a new sense of hope, it appears that recent efforts to John Neff

Owners of TVRs make noise for carmaker

More than 400 TVR owners paraded their steeds through London this past Sunday, in an attempt to kill two pheasants with one (very loud) stone. London Thunder was first an attempt to break the world record for the largest convoy of a single car make. And the second goal was to impress upon the British government the importance of TVR to the country. TVR's Russian billionaire owner Chris Tutor

Pissed off TVR owners converge on factory

Our friends at Hemmings came across an article in Blackpool Today that reports about an angry mob of TVR loyalists that are intent on voicing their opinion about the plant's closure en masse. A TVR club is organizing the convergence and is expecting over 7,000 members to show up in Blackpool on November 3rd.

TVR taps Bertone in Italy to build lineup?

A new Autocar item is saying that the next-generation of TVRs will be built by Bertone in Italy, using Ricardo-produced engines. This comes on the heels of reports that the tiny manufacturer was leaving the UK. And that announcement followed the initial declaration that the firm would remain British. Nikolai Smolenski made the announcement yesterday that the current factory in Blackpool would be shut down. French and Rus

TVR calls it quits in UK

Despite having raised the hopes of workers and proud TVR enthusiasts in the UK, Russian owner Nikolai Smolensky has announced that he will be moving production of the niche sportscars out of the UK to another undisclosed European country. The move will result in 250 workers being laid off at the company's Blackpool assembly plant. The Transport and General Workers' Union that represents the TVR workforce said it was "bitterly disappointed" over the decision, especially considering that temporari

Would the sale of Jaguar involve Land Rover, too?

Auto analysts are taking the hiring of Wall Street investment banker Kenneth Leet by Ford as a signal that the automaker is considering some drastic moves to get back in black. Chief among them is possibly selling off Jaguar, which of the four members of Ford's Premier Automotive Group, has shown the least potential for profitability. Speculation over buyers has already started with P

Last TVR Cerbera on the auction block

TVR has produced one final example of its fine Cerbera 4.5 for a live online auction to see the remarkable sports car off into the annals of automotive history. The final unit is finished in special Pepper White paint with a Prussian Blue leather interior. TVR has set up a website to facilitate the auction, which officially started on Monday, and any U.K. resident with a drivers license can bid. Everyone else can register to watch the auction live. Registration costs £10, but includes a sp

TVR doing well, rehires laid-off workers

It appears the on-again, off-again prospect of TVR possibly closing its doors has boosted sales of the British sports car brand. Sales are up so much, in fact, that TVR has rehired the workers it temporarily, then permanently, laid off back in April.

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