The TVR name will return to top-level endurance racing this year, with the revived British firm partnering the Rebellion Racing team in the Le Mans 24 Hours and FIA World Endurance Championship.
TVR is currently developing its first road car model since it was bought by a consortium headed by Les Edgar four years ago, a 500bhp Griffith two-seater road car that will go into production in 2019.
Under the name Rebellion Racing TVR, the firm will serve as ‘primary automotive partner’ of Swiss team Rebellion’s pair of ORECA R-13 LMP prototypes.
It will be TVR’s first official motorsport project in 13 years. While the tie-up largely appears to be a sponsorship agreement, TVR says learnings from the collaboration will “flow directly” into the development of planned future road and racing cars.
“When we resurrected the TVR brand, we knew that we wanted to achieve a return to the race track,” said TVR chairman Edgar. “Our partnership with Rebellion Racing allows us to achieve that goal, while bringing about valuable operational and technical knowledge, which directly transfers to our road car operation and future racing activities.”