Avon Tyres announced today that British sports car maker TVR has commissioned a bespoke Avon tyre as the original equipment (OE) fitment for the new TVR model which will be unveiled at Goodwood Revival on Friday 8 September.
Avon’s ultra-high performance ZZ5, which exists within Avon’s current tyre range, has been developed further to feature a unique performance compound and new sidewall graphics for exclusive fitment to the much-anticipated and latest TVR to launch.
Created in conjunction with Gordon Murray Design, the 1200kg TVR promises incredible 200mph performance and 0-60mph in less than 4 seconds, thanks to its 400bhp per tonne, five-litre, Cosworth developed V8 engine.
Avon’s British and racing heritage, along with its expertise in producing high performance rubber, made Avon Tyres the number one choice for TVR when selecting a tyre for its new sports car.
The unveiling of the TVR will be a first for the world-renowned Goodwood Revival, as TVR is the first ever car manufacturer to launch a brand new vehicle at the Sussex-based event. The new car will go on display in the ‘Earls Court’ building, and will be showcased at the centre of a display which features a number of heritage TVRs, in celebration of the British marque’s 70th anniversary.
Avon has enjoyed a long association with the TVR marque, having previously supplied tyres for models produced between the late 1950s and 2004.
Michiel Kramer, Avon Tyres Marketing Director, said, “Avon is delighted to have been chosen as the OE tyre for the new TVR, due to be launched at the forthcoming Goodwood Revival. Sharing similar brand values, both Avon Tyres and TVR are high performance British brands and proud to manufacture here in the UK.
“Developing a bespoke tyre for TVR is an incredibly exciting project which demonstrates Avon’s advanced technology and experience in ultra-high performance tyre design.”