Engineering company Mulholland Group, specializing in the development and production of components for Formula 1 cars and for the World Rally Championship, decided to try their hand at creating their own sports car. Its Mulholland Automotive division has presented its own interpretation of the concept of sport driving, the Mulholland Legend 480, strongly inspired (and for a good reason) by TVR.
Graham Mulholland, the founder of the small company, describes this rear-wheel-drive two-seater of futuristic lines as “the true successor to the TVR.” Conceived by the former TVR chief designer, Damian McTaggart, this new sports car takes several guidelines from that company.
On the rear, the Mulholland Legend 480 sports a similar appearance to the Bentley Continental GT, when compared to the drop in the roof and its muscular demeanor. Hidden under the hood is the powerful V8 engine that delivers about 480 hp. This power is directed to the rear axle thanks to the 6-position manual transmission that guarantees a fun ride.
In the design of the chassis, made of carbon fiber, the brand uses the first techniques in the production of components and materials for Formula 1. Promising combination, which has immediate translation in the presentation of performances of a very good level. Large parts of the body are also made from lightweight material.
We will have to wait for more details. Prices have not yet been released, but orders are now available, and deliveries are expected to begin this September/October.
On the other hand, after this launch, the British firm plans to add three other models to the sports offer. The engine should arrive at the factory next month or so. Then the team will be able to assemble the first three prototypes and begin testing.