TVR

Only ever producing a small model range, TVR are going through some tough times regarding their ownership. Owned by Russian millionaire Nikolay Smolensky, an associate of Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea football club. Typically TVR's have sleek curved bodywork and produce up to 400BHP with straight-six engine. The TVR Tuscan pictured below does 0-60 in 3.68 seconds.

TVR Tuscan S - Four Litre 400HP straight-six, generating 298.3kW and 427.1Nm torque.
TVR Tuscan S - Four Litre 400HP straight-six, generating 298.3kW and 427.1Nm torque.

The future of TVR was uncertain util recently, when in October 2007, it became clear that the owner Nikolay Smolensky intends to restart production in 2008 - with design of the cars continuing to be carried out in Lancashire, but with manufacturing to be moved to Italy.

TVR Sagaris.
TVR Sagaris.