LONDON — TVR, the tiny British muscle-car maker that halted production in 2004 after running out of cash, will begin production of its two-seat Griffith sports car next year.
The Griffith is powered by the same Ford V-8 engine used in the Mustang, but the unit has been boosted by British engine tuner Cosworth to make 500 hp. Top speed for the Griffith is more than 200 mph, TVR said.
Computer games magnate Les Edgar has revived the brand — which began building cars in 1947 — after buying its assets in 2013 from former Russian owner Nikolai Smolensky for an undisclosed sum.
Edgar said the Griffith is "unmistakably a TVR, a British muscle car that's as awesome and brutal as it is charismatic and refined."
The Griffith revives a nameplate from TVR's past and was designed by Gordon Murray, who became famous for his work within Formula One racing and for helping create the 1992 McLaren F1 supercar.
Production starts in late 2018 in a new factory in Wales.