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Speed 12 v. Tuscan Speed 12[edit]

Isn't the Speed 12 a Tuscan Speed 12 like the Tuscan Speed 6? --blades 01:06, Apr 26, 2004 (UTC)

No, the "Speed 12" is a racing-only vehicle not to be confused with the "Cerbera Speed 12" which was originally intended for road-use but the project was cancelled by Peter Wheeler as being absurd. The road-going engine without the restrictors demanded by racing regs made nearly 1000bhp - absolute madness in a car that weighed just over 1000kg.

i think it only had a 7.7litre v12 which produced 880bhp

Officially, the car had the 880bhp, but this was never fully confirmed, and rumours of up to 1000 bhp have circulated, as well as several testers claiming the power broke a 1000bhp dyno... i think we can safely say it had AT LEAST 880. Maybe more... --Aubs 400 (talk) 15:43, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Cerbera Speed 12[edit]

There were 3 Cerbera Speed 12s built. Two were used for racing, and the third has now been restored by a private owner.

There is a rumour that a 4th car was built and sent to a private collector in the Japan, but this has never been confirmed by the TVR factory.

Billionaire[edit]

Smolensky is not a billionaire - his money comes entirely from his father, Alexander Smolensky, who now is no longer a billionaire either (wealth esimated at around $230 mln). Palefire 00:10, Apr 4, 2005 (UTC)

Missing model[edit]

i think that u are missing out the tvr tuscan 440r model --User:81.86.79.171

The T440R is also known as the Typhon. --JonGwynne 05:50, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

the T440r was designed and bulit long before the typhon and is a diffrent tuscan like the tuscan 2 where as the typhon is a newly designed car and is not the 440r


1997 TVR Chimaera

Changed Chimaera photo[edit]

I removed this photo of a TVR Chimaera and replaced with a better one. --Etimbo | Talk 20:39, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

TVR Griffith[edit]

The TVR Griffith of the 1960's was produced until 1967, not 1965 as recorded. The Griffith 200, introduced in 1963, was replaced by the Griffith 400 the following year. This was an improved version of the 200 boasting improved cooling and a new rear window for better visibility. Production of the 400 lasted until 1967. User:cstjejm 16:41 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Production moved out of country[edit]

Something needs to be added about this. I'll fix it later - for those that don't know, TVR is not only moving production out of it's factory, but out of the UK altogether. Rumours (though I'm not including them in the article for the sake of clarity) suggest that Ricardo with be making engines and gearboxes and Bertone will make the bodies. I'd be very grateful if someone would update this for me! Abarthaddict 09:22, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

I've added an update. I believe Bertone is making more than just the bodies, but also completing final assembly. Taalo 08:37, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

Could this article be moved back to TVR, please? I only created that disambiguation page to limit the list at the top of this article. The other two options are not to articles titled TVR, and all of the internal links to TVR are related to the car company. Bob talk 13:26, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Company ownership[edit]

Has Smolenski really sold the company to Burdette and Santacreu? On 9th March 2007 he claimed still to be the owner. [1].

The mystery continues! Malcolma 10:21, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Past tense?[edit]

I've noticed that the opening is now in past tense, and have thus amended the rest of the introduction to make it work grammatically. However, has the firm actually closed for good? A search of the internet seems somewhat confused as well. Does anybody know for certain and can cite what the current situation is? Bob talk 18:00, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

No, it hasn't. There was just an article in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago about the new models they're planning to release. This should be reverted to present tense and updated to reflect their current status. Night Gyr (talk/Oy) 21:43, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Ah right. After posting the message, I had a further look around - I noticed Autocar magazine this week (13 June, pg 25) seems to talk about the "demise of TVR". It all seems a bit uncertain. I suppose it would be safer to use the present tense than give the wrong impression. Bob talk 10:22, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Is there any further news? The "recent events" section mentions that the current owner plans to restart production in 2008, but the article does not explicitly state that production ever ceased, and given the train of events I suspect it will neve come to pass. Is it still possible to buy a new TVR? The company's website is (c) 2007, and it's not much help. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 12:23, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Three years later it still seems as dead as a doornail, although the website no longer has a date; the email address ("tvr@muadib.eu") looks incredibly fake and amateur though. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 14:41, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

TVR Slogan[edit]

You might want to include the TVR slogan: Passion.Pride.Performance. Freeminder 15:51, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

trevor -> tvr[edit]

it says tvr came from trevor by removing two vowels and two consonants when its really two vowels and 1 consonant. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.238.96.233 (talk) 09:03, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

T400R/T440R - which one[edit]

the article shows T400R but is that the real name? or is it T440R? if someone knows the real name with some sort of proof can they please correct it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.238.98.195 (talk) 01:19, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

I belive it is t440r. In the game Asphalt Urban GT, the T440R name is used in the game. --ChckMeOwt (talk) 07:07, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Scandinavian sales[edit]

This car should be sold in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Why isnt it?80.192.246.56 (talk) 18:16, 21 January 2008 (UTC)Falcon-Eagle200780.192.246.56 (talk) 18:16, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Probably emissions or safety legislation. Bob talk 18:55, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Translation, please[edit]

We're told:

Reports indicate that the current management of the company seek to transform the innate business model of the firm from complete car assembler and retailer to that of 'virtual car company' that leverages the abilities of external business partners, so as to decrease capital expenditure, overhead costs and variable costs, and so improve the per unit profitability and help counter the highly cyclical business fortunes highly correlated to general economic circumstances.

Does this mean that these unspecified (imagined?) reports show that the owners just want to stick their brand name on cars made by others? If not, what (if anything) does it mean? -- Hoary (talk) 15:03, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Looks like advertising to me. I say remove it. Parrot of Doom 00:44, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Done. It looks like PR boilerplate to me, and it's unsourced. Marshall Stax (talk) 02:15, 24 December 2009 (UTC)


TVR IS BACK!!!! http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/tvr-returns-top-gear-2013-06-07