Described by some as the spiritual successor to the Griffith, the Tuscan convertible certainly has the very swooping curves that first appeared on its predecessor at the Motor Show 15 years ago. The centre roof panel stores easily inside the much larger boot, still leaving plenty of room for the Le Mans camping gear and when on the car secures to the rear hoop by using an ingenious method incorporating the individual roll bars. This negates the need for the usual rear struts which in turn means that the rear roof section stows in line with the bodywork when down.
At the front the nose loses the earlier “pepperpot” grill and it is replaced by the more familiar intake reminiscent of the Griffith and Chimaera. The lights too become faired in and the rear light clusters get a new treatment which takes in the family lineage from the T350 but seems to make a more positive statement.
Power continues to come from the latest development of the existing Tuscan 3.6 litre Speed Six engine and prices start just under £40K.
In addition, TVR also show the facelifted targa siblings, the Tuscan and Tuscan S which share the improved nose cone and headlight styling whilst the S model features a more aggressive and aerodynamic rear spoiler.
The final production variant of the Sagaris is on show with surprisingly few changes from the car that was launched in December in London. The Motor Show is open to the public every day from 27 May to 6 June; doors open at 9.30am. The TVR Car Club will be represented on the TVR stand in Hall 6 each day from Friday 28 May.
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