Speaking during the Griffith’s unveil, CEO Les Edgar hinted at the engagement of the company with races and, in particoular, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“I’ve been to Le Mans for 33 years in a row, I brought Aston Martin back there, the DBR9 was my project. So I know a thing or two about racing at Le Mans.
If you’re a sports car manufacturer, why would you not be racing at Le Mans? Sports car manufacturers are niche by nature…Le Mans is a proving ground. You only have to finish and you’ve done well. Le Mans is something we have to do.
It’s expensive, it’s not going to be easy. But I do know what we need to do to get there. I’m not saying when. We will go there. We’ll probably have a one-make series first. I don’t think it’s too ambitious, but it is ambitious. ou don’t go to Le Mans just to finish, though. You go to win. And we will do that.” Edgar said.
The aim is right and clear: TVR won’t be a Le Mans just to attend the race. The purpose is ambitious: race and win!
Les Edgar, unfortunately, wasn’t clear on the timing of the project. But surely we do know an important thing: the Griffith will be a race car. As a proof, Gordon Murray give a huge help with the iStream chassis. This means that the model many (hopefully) TVR enthusiast will buy is even closer a race car than you might expect.