Journal: Will The TVR Tuscan S Become A Collectible Classic Some Day?

Will The TVR Tuscan S Become A Collectible Classic Some Day?

By Petrolicious Productions
June 22, 2016
13 Comments

Photography supplied by Patrick Quentin

As far as looks are concerned, there are few modern classics—youngtimers, as the Germans say—that can hold a candle to the TVR Tuscan S. Given their rarity, performance, and history, do you blame this car’s owner for driving his as much as possible?

Patrick Quentin has been driving TVRs since 2012, and the model you see here is the Tuscan S, albeit subtly modified for fast road and track driving. For instance, it’s a bit lower, thanks to its custom KW coilovers, and with its near-fluorescent paint, it’s got to be the centre of attention wherever it goes.

Naturally, Patrick loves to let his beloved car run free at race tracks—what sort of driving would you do with a lightly-modified TVR Tuscan S?

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Ed Tilston
Ed Tilston
7 years ago

Exciting is very likely, affordable is a different matter. While that has always been TVR’s positioning, there is no ‘affordable’ way of trying to beat Aston, Jag, Porsche and Audi head on on the forecast volumes these guys will be playing with. Expect £80-100k by the time you’ve got it specced, and there are a lot of very nice new and used cars at that price point these days. Good luck to them.

Christian Joseph
Christian Joseph
7 years ago

Love the TVR. I put it the same category as a Viper. It’s a modern car that still retains some of the “old fashioned” amenities that make driving a car like that a real experience…a real gearbox, no electronic nannies, etc.

Steven Parashis
Steven Parashis
7 years ago

Nice as mentioned by the comments. Shame there are no interior shots because that was a feast for the eyes as well. Great quirky detail. Just love them!

Andy Efimovich
Andy Efimovich
7 years ago

That’s a hell of a sexy car!!!! Love it!!

Malcolm Stables
Malcolm Stables
7 years ago

Here’s mine…
Shame Petrolicious haven’t done a video on a TVR yet, quite a special Marque in for the UK, and it’s garnering more interest with the promise of a new model next year.

Matthew Lange
7 years ago

I prefer the shape of its predecessor the Griffith 500. The Tuscan always looked a little to fussy to me. Still no doubting it’s a quick car although long term classic prospects will be somewhat dependent on parts supply especially for the notoriously fickle AJP6 engine.

Ed Tilston
Ed Tilston
7 years ago
Reply to  Matthew Lange

Most of the parts were Ford parts bin raids and the Speed6 engine can be made sound…check out TVR Power Performance.

Nicolas Moss
Nicolas Moss
7 years ago

Does the “S” in the name stand for “spyder”? It would seem fitting as the front lighting arrangement is somewhat arachnoidal.

Ed Tilston
Ed Tilston
7 years ago
Reply to  Nicolas Moss

No. S is used in the same way Porsche use S as a step up from the standard version. It carries more aero mods (front chin spoiler, and rear boot lid lip), packs another 40bhp, 322mm front rotors (up from 304mm) etc etc.

The standard car with purer lines is arguably the prettier car, but the S was, and remains, a lunatic.

Mel Chanic
Mel Chanic
7 years ago

It already is!
I am yet to see one live and considered it a classic since its inaugural rdlease!

Amir Kakhsaz
Amir Kakhsaz
7 years ago

Ha, nice photo (you know which one I’m talking about)

Nicolas Moss
Nicolas Moss
7 years ago
Reply to  Amir Kakhsaz

Yeah, like the original photo spread had many more pictures … they probably failed the “tastefully” test.

Pat De Saint
Pat De Saint
7 years ago
Reply to  Amir Kakhsaz

The other pictures haven’t been spread as they are private and no one will see them, sorry mate! So enjoy your “untastefully” imagination 🙂

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