IN BRIEF

TVR RELAUNCHES V8 GRIFFITH

QUIRKY British brand TVR is back, relaunching the Griffith at the recent Goodwood Revival.

The spec is mouth-watering, with a 5.0-litre Coyote V8 from the Ford Mustang tuned by Cosworth, a six-speed manual and limited-slip diff between the rear wheels. Final specs are still to be confirmed but a 300kW/ tonne power-to-weight ratio is the aim. The new Griffith is also notable for being built using Gordon Murrary’s extremely clever iStream manufacturing process, which claims to radically reduce cost and complexity.

LAP OF THE GODS VY FOR SALE

ONE OF Australia’s most famous racecars is up for sale. The 2003 Kmart Racing Holden VY Commodore is listed on the V8 Sleuth website; pricing is POA, however, estimates hover around the $1million mark. The car occupies a special place in Aussie motor racing folklore as it was driven by Greg Murphy to pole position for the 2003 Bathurst 1000 in a then-record 2:06.859, besting second-placed John Bowe by more than a second.

The lap was subsequently known as the ‘lap of the gods’ with the entire pitlane giving Murphy a standing ovation on completion.