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TVR is a manufacturer of sports cars, located in Blackpool, North West England. TVR is unique in having survived not just as a marque, but as a thriving independent manufacturer.

TVR was founded in 1947 by Trevor Wilkinson, who simply used his first name as a model for the company name. The first car was built in 1949, and in 1953 the concept of a GRP bodywork over a tubular steel backbone chassis was born, which is continued to this day. In the early years, a wide range of engines was used.

Currently, TVR is the 3rd largest specialized sports car manufacturer of the world. A surprisingly diverse range of coupes and convertibles are offered, some using an inhouse inline-6 cylinder engine design, others an inhouse V-8. These cars are built from sturdy steel frames, cloaked in aggressive (and sometimes bizarre) body designs.

Model list

  • 1800S
  • Cerbera
  • Chimaera
  • Grantura
  • Griffith
  • Jomar
  • Speed 12 (never made it into production)
  • T 440 R
  • T 350
  • Tamora
  • Tuscan
  • Vixen

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TVR is also the acronym for Televiziunea Romānă, Romanian Television, which operates four channels, Romania1, TVR2, TVR Cultural and TVR international.

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