First shown at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Tuscan 2 Convertible will be one of several TVRs – including the Tuscan 2, Tuscan 2 Targa and Sagaris – to be launched in South Africa in October.
First shown at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Tuscan 2 Convertible will be one of several TVRs – including the Tuscan 2 and Sagaris – to be launched in South Africa in October.
The Tuscan 2 drop top is the new first model to be produced since Russian entrepreneur (and sports car afficionado) Nicolai Smolensky bought the Blackpool-based manufacturer and it drew much attention when the company unveiled it at Goodwood.
The car has undergone a series of changes since it was first shown as a concept at last year’s British Motor Show, including a restyled interior and a new dashboard. TVR claims it has designed the interior with ease of conversion to left-hand drive as a key consideration, as the company plans to export its mostly hand-built cars Europe and America.
The fabric roof design is similar to that of other TVR models, the Griffith and the Chimera, with a removable central panel and soft fold-down rear portion. TVR also says it has set up the suspension geometry for comfort, although it is obviously still sporty. Both the Tuscan and Tuscan S have straight-six engines: 261 kW 3,6-litre and 303 kW 4,0-litre, respectively.
In January, CAR published a road test of a TVR Tamora, which, along with the T350, Tuscan and Tuscan S, are distributed by Classic Cars in Randburg. A spokesman for the company told CARtoday.com on Friday that the new models would definitely be in South Africa before the end of the year.
Meanwhile, TVR is one of the three companies bidding to buy the MG brand from the administrators of the stricken MG Rover company; if it succeeds, it could relocate all TVR production to the MG site in Birmingham, a report said.