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TVR partnered with Gordon Murray Design on the design and development of its new sports car, which was launched at the Goodwood Revival on 8 September.
TVR chose Gordon Murray Design’s iStream carbon manufacturing system to help deliver the weight and torsional stiffness values specified for the new Griffith.
iStream carbon, Gordon Murray Design’s premium version of iStream, is designed to bring Formula One technology and materials within reach of the everyday motorist. This carbon fibre chassis technology is said to have enabled the production of a sports car some 300 kg lighter than its class opposition whilst also delivering new levels of torsional rigidity.
Chasestead and Formaplex also played a role in the production of the car.
According to Gordon Murray Design, the iStream assembly process is a complete rethink of the traditional automotive manufacturing process. The simplified assembly process means that the manufacturing plant can be designed to be 20% of the size of a conventional factory, which could reduce capital investment in the assembly plant by approximately 80%. Yet the flexibility of this assembly process means that the same factory could be used to manufacture different variants.
“We at Gordon Murray Design are very proud to be associated with a fantastic British product and so many excellent UK companies and I would like to be the first to congratulate TVR on their 70th anniversary and the launch of this product,” says Professor Gordon Murray.
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