2017 TVR

Above is the first officially released rendering of what the 2017 TVR will look like. In a post on the pistonheads.com forum, TVR Manufacturing Ltd chairman Les Edgar posted this photo, along with some additional snippets of information.

The new TVR is designed in collaboration with accomplished Formula One designer Gordon Murray, best known for the McLaren F1 road car. Using Gordon Murray’s iStream technology, Edgar says the design of the LE “can be finalised much later than that of a traditionally ‘stamped’ car.”

According to Edgar’s post, the body is non-structural and does not impinge on the car’s structural hard points. As for the announcement Murray made at the Tokyo motor show about iStream Carbon, Edgar says the carbon-fibre body will be a no-cost option on the 2017 TVR LE.

While TVR has yet to determine the location of its manufacturing facility, saying that it was not a decision to be taken lightly, it is accepting deposits on the 2017 LE. Interested owners can register their names on the TVR website for a place in the production queue.

Edgar has confirmed the TVR LE will sport a Cosworth V8, and mentioned that Steve Copley of Autocar UK was present during a start-up test in TVR’s Northampton works. He also said more details will be confirmed in 2016, such as TVR’s production facilities, the styling of the LE, along with performance figures, pricing and the options list.