TVR are rather fond of the name ‘Tuscan’. First used by them back in the 1960’s, it was brought back for the in the late 80’s for this road/race car. This Tuscan was originally intended as a road car but ended up as pure racer.
The Tuscan was previewed at the 1988 NEC motor show in Birmingham at which TVR announced a one-make race series to promote the car. As an incentive the car was priced at an incredibly low £16,000 + VAT. However this price was conditional upon the purchaser competing in at least six of the twelve races in the championship. Should that condition not be met, then a further £16,000 would be payable at the end of the season.