The TVR Griffith is a sports car built under a revived TVR brand in 2018, after the first generation's production ended in 2002.
- Text originally from the TVR Griffith's Wikipedia page.
On 8 September 2017, to coincide with the marque's 70th anniversary year at the Goodwood Revival, a new Griffith was revealed under the now resurrected TVR marque, featuring design work by Gordon Murray. It features a Cosworth modified Ford Coyote 5.0-litre V8 engine producing 500 bhp (507 PS; 373 kW), double wishbone suspension with adjustable coilover dampers, a carbon fibre ground effect chassis. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in approximately 4 seconds and can achieve a top speed in excess of 322 km/h (200 mph).
The new Griffith retains the manual transmission as used in the previous TVR models making it a proper driver's car but includes ABS, power steering and traction control as standard in order to handle the high power output and keep the car stable at high speeds. The extensive use of carbon fibre helps save weight and as a result, it weighs less than 1,250 kg (2,756 lb) with a 50:50 weight distribution achieved through the Griffith's architecture of aluminum and carbon fibre components which improves handling. Design elements such as large front air intakes, front splitter and rear integrated diffuser help in increasing aero dynamics while the double side exhausts and a double bubble roof add to the car's purposeful look.
Inside the car, a driver-focused setup is kept in mind with a digital instrument cluster providing useful information and minimum controls present on the steering wheel and dashboard. Air conditioning, leather interior trim and multimedia system come as standard as well. The Griffith is likely to start production in 2019 with an initial run of 500 Launch Edition (LE) cars and a price tag of ₤89,995.
The TVR Griffith was added in the Tune It Up Update as a high-end Class D car with the following rank statistics:
The TVR Griffith has the highest top speed in Class D, but medicore in acceleration and handling, it also suffers from abysmal nitro efficiency.
The TVR Griffith is essentially an upgrade to the Porsche 911 Targa 4S, having a higher top speed and better handling while having much slower acceleration, and excels on tracks such as Himalayas and Cairo, where top speed is favored, but will struggle on tracks that place more focus on acceleration, handling, and nitro, such as The Caribbean and Osaka.
Due to it having the highest top speed among all Class D cars, the TVR Griffith is a dominant car in Weekly Competitions restricted to Class D cars, often placing in almost all of the Top 100 slots.
As of the Porsche Season Update, blueprints for the Griffith are obtainable when the player has a level 5 garage.