Yeah, what happened to Patently?
I watched the live stream yesterday and have to say that I felt a little underwhelmed when it was revealed. Having had a little more time to think about why and look at some more pics, I think it's because it's a long way from what we have come to expect (and love?) about TVR - it seems to have take styling cues from several different cars. The front (and in particular the headlights) looks like a Marcos (with a bit of Mac 720s thrown in) and the back looks like a Toyota FT1.
I like it from the rear 3/4 and the rear face-on but as much as I try, I just can't get to grips with the front view - it just doesn't scream TVR to me. I think that they could have done so much more with it.
Not completely sold on the interior either. Historically, this has been where TVRs excelled - its 'ok' and there are bit that I like but equally, I think there are bits, such as the speedo console, that look horrendous. It looks like they had a gap and just plonked a rectangular unit of some description in there - it just doesn't flow like a TVR should.
I'm sure it will sound amazing (if those side exits are allowed) and I wish them every sucesss, particularly (and selfishly) because I hope it will push the value of mine up, but if I was in the market for a sub £90k sports cars, I'd be looking closely at the new Corvette (C8?). They look similar but I think the Corvette is a better looking all-round package. And I'd be willing to bet that it sounds ok as well......