TVR - The Story of The Most Cursed Car Company | Up To Speed

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The cursed tale of TVR automotive--one of the most unlucky automotive companies of our time. And yet, they've managed to hold on, and create some of the most unique looking british sports cars of the era. From wacky names like the Jomar, the Grandtura, and the Griffith, to their wacky looking Tuscan, or Trident, TVR has managed to set a precedent for creating unique looking, light-weight, fast sports cars--that no other brand could quite replicate. With TVR's luck, who would want to?
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  • I used to drive the TVR's all the time when i used to play gran turismo

    VETTEVETTE2 сарын өмнө
    • Yea

      Camgamer 3000Camgamer 30005 өдрийн өмнө
    • They r in gt sport to lol

      JoshuaW_2JoshuaW_216 өдрийн өмнө
    • yes i always drove the 12 speed cerbera

      GenoTale SansGenoTale SansСарын өмнө
    • Gran Turismo 3 is 20 next year...

      Anus Productions EntertainmentAnus Productions EntertainmentСарын өмнө
    • i know many other games that have this

      boomkittyFXboomkittyFXСарын өмнө
  • Zocto31Zocto3110 цагийн өмнө
  • "A hood that was bolted down..." Wait, what?

    Dark RaidenDark Raiden21 цагийн өмнө
  • Europe has some wild ideas for battery placement, but upside down is a new one

    Ginger NingerGinger Ninger2 өдрийн өмнө
  • This guy is funny

    crazymankevyn19crazymankevyn192 өдрийн өмнө
  • I didn't know that car was named after the gum. Wow see you learn something everyday.

    Tommy HallumTommy Hallum3 өдрийн өмнө
  • We need one on Puma Automóveis!!

    Caio ReinhardtCaio Reinhardt4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Imagine how many times Oliver Winterbottom was made fun of at school

    Martin IvanovskiMartin Ivanovski4 өдрийн өмнө
  • TVR is the car company incarnation of a British rock band

    Better With RumBetter With Rum4 өдрийн өмнө
  • The cool thing is I have that TVR in forza <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1">0:01</a>

    γOUR PRETTγ GAγγOUR PRETTγ GAγ4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Mo powa babeh

    Sonny KillzbonSonny Killzbon5 өдрийн өмнө
  • In my country, TVR is a tv channel (TeleViziunea Romana). Another fun thing is that both the tv channel and the car brand share almost the same logo

    Slxyer xDSlxyer xD5 өдрийн өмнө
  • The firs time I heard of TVR, was with the Tuscan and Cerbera in Project Gotham 2.

    Dabombinable MiDabombinable Mi7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Who the hell wrote the CC's?! They kinda suck

    Luke SchiermeyerLuke Schiermeyer8 өдрийн өмнө
  • 1985-1986 taking all secondary roads from Detroit to Milwaukee on my '83 Honda Interceptor (moment of reverential silence) I pass a medium blue sports car stopped at the roadside, hood up. "That's a TVR!!" So I turn around and ask the guy if he needs help. I notice he has an impressive inventory with him of connectors, crimp-ons, shrink fittings, a multi-meter, etc. I ask him who lent him all that and he tells me he takes it everywhere in the car. "Oh, the Prince of Darkness and all that?" Gave me a weak smile and a nod. Ouch, sorry. Beautiful car and purposefully simple.

    Johann K.Johann K.9 өдрийн өмнө
  • He couldn't Jimmy his Johnson

    Chris CurryChris Curry9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Nothing on the Speed 12???

    Dani PerezDani Perez10 өдрийн өмнө
  • CERBERA SPEED 12!!! I WAS WAITING FOR IT

    Santiago LopezSantiago Lopez10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Cerbera was my favorite car to drift around Trial Mountain

    Trent BruchTrent Bruch11 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is not a pussy car :D Like old Renault 12 wich I haved it, no brakes, no safety, only drive!!!!

    Alexandru OlteanAlexandru Oltean12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Owned two 69 Tuscan SE MAL008 79 Taimar 4387FM

    Bohdan WasiczkoBohdan Wasiczko12 өдрийн өмнө
  • thats a straight 6 buddy

    OEM HondaOEM Honda13 өдрийн өмнө
  • Tvr failed because like American cars they were built very poorly the only difference was our government couldn't bail them out we've had two recessions in my lifetime

    Luke ArmitageLuke Armitage14 өдрийн өмнө
  • first TVR workshop opened in Blackpool? No wonder TVR staffs like to write curses on the bodywork.

    RD4590RD459014 өдрийн өмнө
  • What's good do you guys remember the car from The Wraith when you going to do a special on that one

    Lamar JonesLamar Jones16 өдрийн өмнө
  • I remember tvr because they built the great jaguars that won le mans

    Stormy44Stormy4416 өдрийн өмнө
  • you forgot the cerberas

    Giannis mouzGiannis mouz17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Holy shit. I've got a whole new respect for TVR. Thanks to you guys, TVR is not just weight saving company but a performance monster ;)

    killercivic2001killercivic200117 өдрийн өмнө
  • what about the speed 12

    KAAPLLKAAPLL18 өдрийн өмнө
  • PLEASE do an Up To Speed on DS automobiles!

    HeyFerb!HeyFerb!19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lol

    demetri kavoukasdemetri kavoukas19 өдрийн өмнө
  • TVr 280i

    demetri kavoukasdemetri kavoukas19 өдрийн өмнө
  • At least the 2019 TVR Griffith made it into forza

    BeyondperfectcellBeyondperfectcell20 өдрийн өмнө
    • And The Crew 2

      The wataaa manThe wataaa man4 өдрийн өмнө
  • The 1999 TVR Tustcan looks like the Mach 6 from Speed Racer ...

    Joel MontinardJoel Montinard20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Love this new version of Drunk History!

    aa Rayleaa Rayle21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Mom: "He said 'Mommy' first" Dad: "No, he said 'Daddy' first" His real first words: "MO POWA BABEH!!"

    Point FPSPoint FPS21 өдрийн өмнө
  • TVR: Exists also TVR: lmao im just gonna die

    ROß WROß W22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Tuscan, Cerbera, Chimera... How can you not love TVR for nothing more than their car names.

    Ratel.H BadgerRatel.H Badger22 өдрийн өмнө
  • u di bomb

    knight ridaknight rida22 өдрийн өмнө
  • If you make a TVR episode then you got to make a Marcos episode, Great history with great cars

    Giancarlo Gamero MárquezGiancarlo Gamero Márquez23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Should do an up to speed on Noble another little known English car company

    deathbyawedeathbyawe23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Weird, I thought I was gonna hate this episode but I LOVED IT!

    Mike NeriMike Neri24 өдрийн өмнө
  • my stomach tinks mercedes are cursed i always trow up in them.

    doge king of breaddoge king of bread24 өдрийн өмнө
  • There’s an english guy on my street (in Holliston, MA, USA) who’s got a silver TVR Tasmin & in his garage next to where he parks it is an open wheel race car (think Formula One/Indy Cars...)

    ΣLECTЯ0NΣLECTЯ0N25 өдрийн өмнө
  • Dude your videos are so entertaining I barely know stuff about cars but I'm all hooked in.

    MatthewSky RacingMatthewSky Racing26 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wish Japanese Automobile manufacturer Toyota acquired the cursed British Automobile manufacturer TVR that could enter the sedan, hatchback, MPV, wagon, minivan, and SUV markets, alongside LHD Markets, which they won't be limited to sports cars. Or else, TVR could be absorbed by Lancia, which could return to RHD Markets, when Toyota acquires Lancia

    Jonathan GuevarraJonathan Guevarra27 өдрийн өмнө
  • TVR is one of those car companies that just doesn't know how to stay dead. There's been a major TVR for almost every decade, too! - Grantura, 1950's - Trident/Griffith 500, 1960's - M-series, 1970's - Tasmin, 1980's - Griffith/Cerbera/Chimaera/Speed 12/Tuscan, 1990's - Sagaris, 2000's

    GoredonTheDestroyerGoredonTheDestroyer27 өдрийн өмнө
  • NO SPEED 12?!?!?!?!?!!?! please add something on that!

    cuttyman 9cuttyman 927 өдрийн өмнө
  • Anyone from assoluto??

    Imna LongkumerImna Longkumer28 өдрийн өмнө
  • Tvr cebera 12 is kinda cool

    I shit myselfI shit myself28 өдрийн өмнө
  • Donut:you may never heard of TVR Me who plays Forza motorsport 4: ;-;

    Enzo FerrariEnzo Ferrari28 өдрийн өмнө
  • The TVRs were the best ,most badass ,British cars .Cant believe their bad luck and bad decicions ,which led to their demise . And my favorite was the ,TVR speed 12 .My top choice in Gran Turismo 2 ,PS1 .

    Jey GutierrezJey Gutierrez28 өдрийн өмнө
  • No one: Subtitles: *TBR - TV*

    DaNooby YTDaNooby YT29 өдрийн өмнө
  • So the moral of the story is....( Gasp ) Don't have naked girls advertising your car or you will be STRUCK BY THE HAND OF GOD 😇!!!!!!!

    David Liston. IIDavid Liston. IIСарын өмнө
  • You’ve missed a lot of info regarding the history of TVR , company , Peter wheeler didn’t want no German engines in his cars, the rover v8 and Rover company was sold , and no longer british , so he had the flat ground crank , 6 cylinder engine designed , as used by the Cerberra, that appears you can’t pronounce, got a video of the entire history of owners cars etc ,, oh and I’m British ,, good channel but noticed on other videos of past cars and company’s , you must be wearing misty specs when reading and gathering information,, cos it ain’t always right ,,, cheers Shane uk 🇬🇧

    shaneweightmanshaneweightmanСарын өмнө
  • to whoever wrote the captions in english: are you drunk

    cursed2559cursed2559Сарын өмнө
  • I also can't believe he pronounced it Cerbera like "Care Bear a" 😂, it's pronounced Sebera, like Cerberus

    Raging TygaRaging TygaСарын өмнө
  • at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="581">9:41</a> - you SO WANTED to say "Bitches" 😂, you should have just committed 🤣🤣

    Raging TygaRaging TygaСарын өмнө
  • Say what you want about TVRs being unreliable and crap, they are still sexy af. That TVR sagaris styling looks like it could have come out last year.

    Thong SlapperThong SlapperСарын өмнө
  • Imagine a widebody sagaris with some xxr 527s. then i would only drive that car.

    GligorijevicGligorijevicСарын өмнө
  • I'd love a version of this channel without the jokes

    adrian5badrian5bСарын өмнө
  • they should thank gran turismo for publicity. I've only seen this car in three places. gran turismo, doug demuro, and some guy on facebook

    Anguish BarbarianAnguish BarbarianСарын өмнө
  • Please, now do the story of Bristol (not the city but the car company)

    Mike PayetMike PayetСарын өмнө
  • whaats up with pretty mk1 scirocco behind u":?

    Zocto31Zocto31Сарын өмнө
  • You and donut operator need to do a collaboration. .

    IckessIckessСарын өмнө
  • I had a TVR Tasmin 350. Great car when it was working but, I often walked to work during my ownership.

    Dean SmallwoodDean SmallwoodСарын өмнө
  • Cool vid thanks bud

    Oscar WildeOscar WildeСарын өмнө
  • My Koenigsegg can beet up any TVR any day.

    Charlee Grace NaleCharlee Grace NaleСарын өмнө
    • I have the CC8S

      Charlee Grace NaleCharlee Grace NaleСарын өмнө
    • You dont have one

      ArtilleryFireArtilleryFireСарын өмнө
  • The reason for the delay is due to the Welsh government investing into the company which means it had to go through a lot of EU bs for a building company for the factory.

    oliver kesicoliver kesicСарын өмнө
  • I remember TVR Tuscan from racing games. It was rad looking car.

    Akshay R.C.Akshay R.C.Сарын өмнө
  • That's the problem when "enthusiasts" try to run companies. They are usually enthusiastic about one aspect of the car and everything else falls by the wayside.

    CheepchipsableCheepchipsableСарын өмнө
  • From 2000 to 2007 my mum and dad both owned different TVRs lovee when my dad and I would go out he would always go way to fast on motor ways

    Paul GPaul GСарын өмнө
  • but i love the design of tuscan

    aldi fajar rachmanaldi fajar rachmanСарын өмнө
  • Love TVR, love documentaries about the history of a brand, but goddam, your host makes this painful to get through...

    Jut1233456Jut1233456Сарын өмнө
  • You never talked about the TVR Cerbera Speed 12, btw i watch Up To Speed on snapchat🤙👍

    logan billslogan billsСарын өмнө
  • Crazy thing is, the vast majority of TVR owners(the ones who managed to stay alive) say that they couldn't hold the grin while driving these boys. They say the feeling is different, like pure enthusiasm for driving a pure sports car.

    Luke WoodLuke WoodСарын өмнө
  • This host is so funny...

    M. AM. AСарын өмнө
  • Whare the f is my cerbera speed12

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  • I wish TVR make it bounce back they did things way ahead of the times

    thejman63thejman63Сарын өмнө
  • "Mo power babeh"

    Mickey MouseMickey MouseСарын өмнө