The Tuscan 2 is a significant launch for TVR. It blends all the most successful elements of TVRs past with the progress that the company has made over the past few years. A myriad of detail changes demonstrate the attention to detail that TVR’s engineers and stylists have dedicated themselves to while evolving the most popular TVR of recent years. Since the Tuscan was first launched in 2000, TVR has achieved what was previously thought to be impossible for a company of its size, but TVR has never been intimidated by projects that would daunt much larger car manufacturers.
TVR's latest limited production, over-200mph, carbon-Kevlar GT car starred on their stand at the 2000 Motorshow in Birmingham. Meet the new boy - the Tuscan R. The family resemblance to the Tuscan is clear but it's got a character all of its own. Nose goes in where the Tuscan's goes out and vice versa. No pepper pot grille either. Fastback rear styling with bodywork in a carbon fibre and Kevlar composite. Pre-production car isn't completely finished, but since the purchaser can change just about anything in the spec - brakes, wheels, engine, gearbox, shocks - how could any one example be representative?
Also new is the Tamora - cheeky retro styling. Still has 330bhp though. Newly-built Speed 12 GT race car looks very mean in black. A looming figure in any rear-view mirror. No doubt about the star of the show for TVR fans though. Tuscan R - due next season in the British GTs. Look out, Porsche.
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