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This is the new TVR’s carbon iStream chassis

Still no images of the full car yet, but here’s what’s under the new V8 coupe’s skin

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TVR’s new coupe, potentially badged ‘Griffith’, won’t be on the roads until 2017. So to keep us interested and those deposits landing on the company door mat (there’s apparently a pile 400-deep already), Gordon Murray Design has released this cutaway shot of the car’s chassis. The tease.

Eagle-eyed detective skills are not required to spot the Cosworth-tuned V8 engine up front, and more importantly so far as Gordon Murray is concerned, the aluminium-meets-carbon chassis structure which is set to make the TVR both lighter and faster to produce than its rivals. Think Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 718 Cayman and Audi TT RS.

Long bonnet, short rear overhang, around 400bhp pulsing away up front – it promises plenty, doesn’t it? Though probably won’t be plumping for one painted the same colour as Barbie’s dream house.

As we’ve previously reported, a full carbon body will be optional on the new TVR, with composite glassfibre panels the standard-fit alternative. It all sounds rather well-engineered. Hope they’ve remembered to make it absurdly loud.

That’s half the reason we’re excited TVR’s coming back, after all…

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