TVR is also the acronym for Televiziunea Română, Romanian Television, which operates four channels, Romania1, TVR2, TVR Cultural and TVR international.
TVR was founded in 1947 by Trevor Wilkinson, who simply used his first name as a model for the company name. The first car was built in 1949, and in 1953 the concept of a GRP bodywork over a tubular steel backbone chassis was born, which is continued to this day. In the early years, a wide range of engines was used.
Currently, TVR is the 3rd largest specialized sports car manufacturer of the world. A surprisingly diverse range of coupes and convertibles are offered, some using an inhouse straight-6 cylinder engine design, others an inhouse V8. These cars are built from sturdy steel frames, cloaked in aggressive (and sometimes bizarre) body designs.