As announced by TVR a few weeks ago, the fearsome TVR Cerbera 4.5 is making a one-off comeback in a live online auction of the last ever example of the car. The auction was launched today and will close at midnight on 31 August 2006. All proceeds that exceed the reserve price will be donated to a charity, to be named in due course.
Since the Cerbera broke cover in 1993, it has become an iconic British sports car, its suave shape standing the test of time to become a true classic. One would never guess the ferocious power that lurks beneath the Cerbera's gentlemanly exterior.
The TVR Cerbera is a car with a dual role: on the one hand it's an extremely competent 2+2 grand tourer that can be used on any journey, through towns or across countries; on the other hand, it boasts the break-neck performance for which it's become both famous and feared. TVR's own 4.5 litre AJPV8 rockets the lightweight Cerbera from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds, and is one of the most revered sports car engines.
The last Cerbera was commissioned and specified personally by TVR's owner and chairman Nikolai Smolenski, bringing the car out of retirement for one last time in TVR's true tradition of producing one-off 'specials'. This is a homage to this beautiful but brutish bygone British sports car.
For more information, to get involved or to simply watch, please visit the last Cerbera microsite. All registrants will gain access to the live online auction, either to simply watch or to bid, and will receive regular e-mail updates, a full-colour 40-page catalogue and an A2 poster, all commemorating this special event and celebrating this very special British sports car.