TVR turns to carbon fibre
Iconic British sports car maker, TVR, has made carbon fibre construction available on its latest full-production car.
TVR will offer a lightweight carbon fibre composite structure on its latest full-production model, thanks to the revolutionary techniques of Gordon Murray, and has confirmed that its initial limited edition production run of cars will feature carbon construction as standard.
Famous for his design leads in F1 and on road cars, Gordon Murray has developed an innovative ground effect aero chassis and body package using his innovative iStream manufacturing methods. iStream Carbon allows TVR to produce a standalone tub and shell made from carbon fibre composite at a fraction of the cost that other methods allow.
Les Edgar, chairman of TVR said, ‘Historically, carbon fibre has been reserved for motorsport and high-end supercars, but now TVR will be offering customers a slice of that. The spotlight has been on us from the start, and with the help of Gordon Murray Design and its innovative processes, we have made sure that our new sports car can really shine and deliver beyond expectations. The carbon manufacturing process really is a game changer, and one I’m delighted to offer to all of our early adopter Launch Edition customers within the package cost. I am sure those models will be much coveted, but carbon will continue to be available as a cost option.’
TVR recently sent out an update to the 300 plus deposit holders for the new car, which included details of the ‘no-cost’ carbon fibre chassis option.
Gordon Murray, chairman of Gordon Murray Design commented, ‘From early on it became apparent that there was no reason why we couldn’t develop a carbon fibre chassis structure for the new TVR at a lower cost than manufacturing processes previously allowed. Our iStream Carbon technology is the world’s first affordable, yet high volume, carbon fibre chassis and body structure and sets new standards in the automotive industry for chassis light-weighting, rigidity and safety.’
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