I just read an article in a magazine today that would suggest TVR is in trouble. As most people know, their Blackpool plant closed in October and there are or atleast, were, plans in place to move operations to Europe. After further reading it would appear that the firm has called in the receiver, which suggests that yet another British manufacturer is in financial trouble! Apparently their voicemail still says that they're away untill January 2, for Christmas.....strange? Seems all too familiar as far as Brit car companies go unfortunately, although TVR was supposedly taken over by a Russian in order to stop this happening, lol....:ohcrap:
That's their fault for not making their cars compatible with US
Biggest market in the world...is waiting for you, TVR.
its a shame TVR is going under it seems. Where else can you buy a regular production car with pearlescent paint as standard? they were always my favorite brit cars to begin with.
but if they did that, would that make a slight change in its performance
etc, like the Sagaris was faster round the Top Gear track in a one on one
race with the Chevy Corvette!
but theres lots of reasons why it wont pass the laws of the us, not just the engine either, they dont have airbags, ABS etc etc and if they added all that, well, you say goodbye to what tvr have done since the early ages!
I'm surprised they were even complying with our regulations, lol.....
true, they were probably allowed through only just by its exhuast
but all new cars have to add abs to thier cars, like Jeremy Clarkson said, "obviously TVR didnt get that memo"
I was talking about the air bags, not the engine. I don't think US cars
require ABS either, though it's nice to have. :( I'm not sure, though.
If TVR really wanted, I'm sure they could get a nice exemption from the US govt just like ferrari has done for some models and lotus.
So screw them.
I'm still getting one, though.
what one though? im sure you can get a Cerbera, afterall, its got
converted american 4.2/4.5 V8 lump in it, after that, TVR went for straight
TVR's current range (http://www.tvr-eng.co.uk/models.php)
and their used cars (http://www.tvr-eng.co.uk/approvedused.php)
and their interioirs are very modern and unique id say
Before or after your Lotus? lol.
After.. way after lol
when TVR cease to exist!:laughing:
If lotus can last this long, so can TVR.
They should merge.
No they shouldn't, that would be awfull! :laughing:
All this talk of car manufacturers going extinct makes me depressed lol.
Does Canada have any car manufacturers? lol. Don't worry, there will always be some sort of car market....:laughing:
I don't think there are any car designers here, but there are cars assembled here lol.
Lotus have only survived because Proton have bought them out, and if you
dont know who Proton are,,, they are a Malaysian car manufacturer (i
believe i have it right)
click here (http://www.proton.co.uk/)
I know that. But they are worth something so someone bought them.